Ruth Edwards

Conservative MP for Rushcliffe

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Ruth Edwards’s voting in Parliament

Ruth Edwards is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Ruth Edwards sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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

Ruth Edwards has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • British Meat and Dairy Products: Online Scams: Consumer Protection 28 Apr 2021

    I beg to move, That this House has considered protecting consumers from online scams. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Ms Ghani. Last year, my constituents Mr and Mrs Biggs came to see me at one of my constituency surgeries. They were asking for my help because scammers had stolen £30,000 of their savings. How had that happened? Well, a friend of theirs had spotted an...
  • Finance (No. 2) Bill: Clause 109 - Designation of freeport tax sites 19 Apr 2021

    The east midlands is one of the regions that was fortunate to benefit from a new freeport in this Budget. Spread across three sites in Leicestershire, Derbyshire and my own constituency of Rushcliffe, we hope to establish a green technology park on the site of one of the UK’s last coal-fired power stations, at Ratcliffe-on-Soar. Hearing contributions from the Labour party in recent weeks,...

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Conservative MP for Rushcliffe

Entered the House of Commons on 13 December 2019 — General election


Topics of interest

  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department for Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Home Office
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Computer Misuse Act 1990
  • Biodiversity and Nature Conservation: Finance
  • Energy Supply: Capital Investment and Job Creation
  • Hydrogen: Technology
  • Newspaper Press: Coronavirus

Currently held offices

  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2021.


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