Paul Howell

Conservative MP for Sedgefield

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Paul Howell’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Paul Howell sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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

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Paul Howell has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions 21 Jul 2020

    I have received a letter from James Ritchie, the chief executive of Tekmar, based in my Newton Aycliffe industrial estate. He is also the chairman of Energi Coast, the UK’s leading energy cluster, whose members employ more than 3,000 people. He believes that the offshore wind hub would be perfectly placed in Teesside. The region includes a number of left-behind communities, in vital need of...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: *No heading* 20 Jul 2020

    What support he is providing to help local authorities experiencing a reduction in income during the covid-19 outbreak.
  • Business and Planning Bill 29 Jun 2020

    They tell us all that it is a challenge to make a maiden speech—I knew that I should not follow my hon. Friend the Member for South Ribble (Katherine Fletcher). I am one of the last of my intake to deliver my maiden speech, but I am probably one of the last who was expected to be here anyway, so that fits. This Bill is a critical step in the recovery, but before contributing to this...

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Conservative MP for Sedgefield

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


Topics of interest

  • Department for Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Treasury
  • Ministry of Housing
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Department for Education
  • *No heading*
  • Broadband
  • Pupils: Per Capita Costs
  • Railways: Stockton and Darlington
  • Schools: Finance

Currently held offices

  • Member, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (since 9 Mar 2020)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments received as Councillor, Durham County Council, County Hall, Durham DH1 5UZ:
27 December 2019, received £45.28. (Registered 09 January 2020)
Until further notice, I receive allowances of £13,300 per annum, paid monthly. Hours: approx. 10 hrs a month. (Registered 09 January 2020)
Councillor, Darlington Borough Council, Town Hall, Darlington DL1 5QT. Until further notice, I receive allowances of £682.33 a month. Hours: approx. 10 hrs a month. (Registered 09 January 2020)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Association of Conservative Clubs
Address of donor: 24 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: company, registration 00457188

(Registered 09 January 2020)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Two flats in County Durham: (i) and (ii). (Registered 09 January 2020)
Five houses in Durham: (i) and (ii). (Registered 09 January 2020)
Nine houses in Darlington: (i) and (ii). (Registered 09 January 2020)

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