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Duncan Baker is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
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Last updated: 12 Oct 2020. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.
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I am honoured to make a contribution to the debate. In particular, I thank the hon. Member for Liverpool, Walton (Dan Carden), who cannot be here and of whom we will be thinking, and my hon. Friend the Member for St Ives (Derek Thomas) for helping to bring the debate to the House. Before I go any further, let me say that the previous speech was probably one of the most moving contributions...
Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker. That will teach me to be last in. The situation yesterday was an absolute tragedy, but the Home Secretary has made it absolutely clear that there is no single silver bullet to fix the problem. Does she agree that there are, broadly, three huge areas to cover? The first is international co-operation, which has to be there if we are to work with other countries....
Will the hon. Gentleman give way?
Conservative MP for North Norfolk
Entered the House of Commons on 13 December 2019 — General election
Last updated: 15 Nov 2021.