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.

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Last updated: 18 May 2022. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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

Recent appearances

  • Transport: Northern Powerhouse Rail and Leamside Line 24 Nov 2022

    I welcome the Minister to his place. When it comes to Northern Powerhouse Rail, can we remember that it is not Manchester Powerhouse Rail or Leeds Powerhouse Rail? It is Northern Powerhouse Rail and that includes the north-east. The Leamside line is a critical part of the infrastructure, which gets us resilience locally, resilience in connections to the Union and local transport initiatives....
  • Fire Services: North-east England 23 Nov 2022

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Gary. I obviously congratulate the hon. Member for Washington and Sunderland West (Mrs Hodgson) on securing the debate. As the son of a former County Durham senior fire officer, Bob Howell, I am incredibly privileged to take part in the debate. I begin by acknowledging and thanking the County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue...
  • Britain’s Industrial Future 15 Nov 2022

    I, like many Conservative Members, have spent time working in business and find it amazing that those who have not are so vocal in claiming that we do not understand. This Government spent billions supporting businesses through the pandemic and are a true friend of business. Just in my constituency, Hitachi is investing in battery technology in Sedgefield, and the many science and space...

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Conservative MP for Sedgefield

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


Topics of interest

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Foreign
  • Commonwealth and Development Office
  • Department for Education
  • Coronavirus: Vaccination
  • Ukraine: Prisoners of War
  • Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Driving Tests
  • Maternity Services
  • Youth Investment Fund: County Durham

Currently held offices

  • Member, Transport Committee (since 21 Nov 2022)
  • Member, UK Infrastructure Bank Bill [Lords] Committee (since 16 Nov 2022)
  • Member, Charities Bill [HL] Committee (since 19 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Charities Bill [HL] Second Reading Committee (since 12 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Finance (No.2) Bill Committee (since 8 Dec 2021)
  • Member, Nationality and Borders Bill Committee (since 15 Sep 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (9 Mar 2020 to 25 Oct 2022)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Nov 2022.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: IX Wireless Ltd Company
Address of donor: 4 Lockside Office Park, Lockside Road, Riversway, Preston PR2 2YS

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

Donor status: company, registration 11009144

(Registered 03 August 2021; updated 18 May 2022)
Name of donor: IX Wireless Ltd
Address of donor: Ribble House, Ribble Business Park, Blackburn BB1 5RB

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: company, registration 11009144

(Registered 28 September 2022)
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)
From 28 March 2022, an apartment in Spain: (i) and (ii). (Registered 28 April 2022)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
From 24 November 2020, the Northern Research Group Ltd, a shared services company for northern MPs which became active on 16 June 2021. (Registered 02 June 2021; updated 16 June 2021)
8. Miscellaneous
From 30 March 2020, a Director of the Policy Research Unit (PRU), a not-for-profit pooled research service which assists Conservative MPs with their Parliamentary duties. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 16 December 2020)
From 24 November 2020 until further notice, unpaid Director of the Northern Research Group Ltd, a shared services company for northern MPs, which became active on 16 June 2021. (Registered 02 June 2021; updated 16 June 2021)

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