Ruth Edwards

Conservative MP for Rushcliffe

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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

  • Rough Sleeping 25 Feb 2021

    It is great news that the Everyone In programme and the hard work of my right hon. Friend, councils and charities across the country helped to prevent 21,000 extremely vulnerable people becoming infected with coronavirus this year. Can he confirm that the £10 million announced last March by the Government to support councils and their ongoing efforts to prevent rough sleeping can be used to...
  • Covid-19 22 Feb 2021

    A Scotch egg, Madam Deputy Speaker: is it or is it not a main meal? That is the question. It is certainly a question I never thought I would have to answer in my role as a Member of Parliament. Although I commend colleagues who ventured there and the even braver ones who moved into the fraught world of pasty politics—should it or should it not have a side salad?—I am glad we will be...
  • Cabinet Office: Topical Questions 11 Feb 2021

    I thank my right hon. Friend for his tireless work to ensure free trade flows post Brexit. Will he join me in welcoming a fantastic proposal to boost trade? It is for a free port in the east midlands that covers key sites in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire and will create 60,000 new jobs in the region.

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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
  • Energy Supply: Capital Investment and Job Creation
  • Hydrogen: Technology
  • Newspaper Press: Coronavirus
  • Computer Misuse Act 1990

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: 15 Feb 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from BT Centre (telecommunications), 81 Newgate St, London EC2A 7AJ, for work on research and strategy:
I receive a staff discount on my broadband and am a member of BT's employee share plan. (Registered 09 January 2020)

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