Antony Higginbotham

Conservative MP for Burnley

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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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.

However, Antony Higginbotham sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Antony Higginbotham voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Antony Higginbotham’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Antony Higginbotham’s full vote analysis page for more.

Antony Higginbotham has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Counter-Daesh Update 22 Jul 2020

    I warmly welcome the Secretary of State’s statement that Daesh is now a shadow of its former self thanks to the courage and professionalism of our armed forces. It is clear that Daesh and other terror groups know no borders, so can he reassure me and all my constituents that wherever the security threat comes from we will respond to protect our citizens?
  • Trade Bill: New Clause 5 - Disclosure of information by other authorities 20 Jul 2020

    It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Upper Bann (Carla Lockhart). Having spoken on Second Reading and been a member of the Public Bill Committee on the Bill, it is a pleasure to speak today. I intend to speak mainly about new clause 4, but first I want to say that it is worth the House remembering that this is a continuity Bill, designed to give confidence and continuity to the...
  • Covid-19: Future UK-EU Relationship 15 Jul 2020

    It is a pleasure to speak in today’s debate and to follow the hon. Member for North Down (Stephen Farry), even if I disagree with almost everything he said. I thank Opposition Members for giving us the opportunity not only to praise the Union, which we on the Government side of the House always welcome the chance to do, but to reconfirm to the millions of people up and down 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 Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Ministry of Housing
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Long Term Unemployed People
  • UK Border Force
  • T-levels
  • Urban Areas
  • Defence: Scotland

Currently held offices

  • Member, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union (since 2 Mar 2020)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Aug 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from RBS, 36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh EH2 2YB, for services as Regulatory Affairs Manager:
18 December 2019, received salary of £8,473.54. Hours: 15 hrs since my election. (Registered 10 January 2020)
17 January 2020, received a redundancy payment of 20,182.39. Hours: none. (Registered 06 February 2020)
18 March 2020, received £1,446.72 deferred payment of discretionary bonus for 2019. Hours: none since my election. (Registered 17 April 2020)
18 June 2020, received £2,029.76 as second and final deferred payment of discretionary bonus for 2019. Hours: none since my election. (Registered 22 June 2020)

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