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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:
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What steps his Department is taking to reduce the duration of covid-19 quarantine required after international travel.
The restrictions on air travel have had many further consequences, not least for coach operators. When the pandemic first struck, the Government introduced a very generous package for coach operators that saved many businesses and jobs. Now that coach operators such as J&C Coaches in my Sedgefield constituency are back up and running again, the Government’s package has stopped. However,...
The hon. Member may be aware that I co-chair the all-party parliamentary group for left-behind neighbourhoods, and there are many opportunities for this in those communities. In my constituency, for example, there is heat from mine workings. Does he agree that these sorts of innovation can come through this channel much better than others?
Conservative MP for Sedgefield
Entered the House of Commons on 13 December 2019 — General election
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.
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