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Antony Higginbotham’s voting in Parliament
Antony Higginbotham is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
This is a random selection of Antony Higginbotham’s votes.
Voted a mixture of for and against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
1 vote for, 2 votes against, 3 absences, in 2022.
Voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2020.
Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
2 votes for, 10 votes against, between 2020–2022.
Generally voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
3 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2020.
Consistently voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2022.
Voted a mixture of for and against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
3 votes for, 3 votes against, 4 absences, between 2021–2022.
Last updated: 18 May 2022.
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Antony Higginbotham has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
What steps he is taking to help provide support for local transport routes.
Bus routes across Burnley and Padiham are vital to local connectivity and give residents a link to jobs, leisure and essential public services. Too often, however, they are late or cancelled, which has a particular impact on those in rural parts of Burnley, such as Worsthorne and Cliviger. Does the Secretary of State agree that buses are not nice-to-haves but an essential service for local...
It is a pleasure to speak in this debate and to follow the hon. Member for Rhondda (Chris Bryant). I agree with everything that my hon. Friend the Member for Milton Keynes North (Ben Everitt) has said. I am incredibly supportive of the Bill overall, but I do have questions that it would be helpful to get clarity on in this debate, or—what I think is more likely—when the Bill goes to the...
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Conservative MP for Burnley
Entered the House of Commons on 13 December 2019 — General election
Topics of interest
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Department for Education
- Department for Business
- Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Ministry of Justice
- Electronic Cigarettes: Excise Duties
- Long Term Unemployed People
- Gyms and Personal Care Services: Coronavirus
Currently held offices
- Member, National Security Bill Committee (since 29 Jun 2022)
- Member, Professional Qualifications Bill [HL] Committee (since 12 Jan 2022)
- Member, Judicial Review and Courts Bill (since 27 Oct 2021)
- Member, Health and Care Bill Committee (since 27 Sep 2021)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (25 May 2021 to 25 Oct 2022)
- Member, Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (12 May 2021 to 24 Jun 2021)
- Member, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union (2 Mar 2020 to 16 Jan 2021)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 14 Nov 2022.
2. (a) Support linked to an MP
but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: The Portcullis Club
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500
Donor status: unincorporated association
(Registered 29 June 2022)
Name of donor: Conservative Friends of America
Address of donor: 86 Beach Road, Carlyon Bay, St Austell, Cornwall PL25 3PL
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Hotel accommodation in Washington D.C., approx. value £520
Destination of visit: United States of America
Dates of visit: 26-27 July 2022
Purpose of visit: To speak at a political event.
(Registered 17 August 2022)
Name of donor: Conservative Friends of Israel Ltd (CFI
Address of donor: PO
Box 72288, London SW1P 9LB
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Air travel, accommodation and hospitality with a value of £3,250
Destination of visit: Israel and the West Bank
Dates of visit: 28 August 2022 - 2 September 2022
Purpose of visit: Fact finding political delegation.
(Registered 13 September 2022)
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