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:

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

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Conservative MP for Sedgefield

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

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Department for Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Education
  • Treasury
  • Ministry of Housing
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Schools: Finance
  • Coronavirus: Vaccination
  • Maternity Services
  • Pupils: Per Capita Costs
  • Broadband

Currently held offices

  • Member, Nationality and Borders Bill Committee (since 15 Sep 2021)
  • Member, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (since 9 Mar 2020)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 4 Oct 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
Councillor, Durham County Council, County Hall, Durham DH1 5UZ. Until 31 March 2020, I received allowances of £13,300 per annum, paid monthly. Hours: approx. 10 hrs a month. (Registered 09 January 2020; updated 16 December 2020)
Councillor, Darlington Borough Council, Town Hall, Darlington DL1 5QT. Until 31 March 2020, I received allowances of £682.33 a month. Hours: approx. 10 hrs a month. (Registered 09 January 2020; updated 16 December 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: IX Wireless Limited 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 11008144

(Registered 03 August 2021)
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)
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)
Councillor, Darlington Borough Council. Since 1 April 2020, I receive no allowances. (Registered 16 December 2020)
Councillor, Durham County Council. Since 1 April 2020, I receive no allowances. (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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