Brendan Clarke-Smith

Conservative MP for Bassetlaw

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Brendan Clarke-Smith’s voting in Parliament

Brendan Clarke-Smith is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Brendan Clarke-Smith sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

We have lots more plain English analysis of Brendan Clarke-Smith’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Brendan Clarke-Smith’s full vote analysis page for more.

Brendan Clarke-Smith has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities 20 Apr 2021

    Does my hon. Friend agree that, because the children’s commissioner for England and the Royal College of Physicians have welcomed recommendations in their respective fields, it is clear that the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities was motivated by outcomes rather than outrage?
  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination 1 Apr 2021

    "To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on that country's distribution of covid-19 vaccines to neighbourhood vaccination centres and remote sites.
  • Education Employment (Accompaniment To Hearings) 17 Mar 2021

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to provide that teachers and other education staff may choose to be accompanied to disciplinary or grievance hearings by a person other than a trade union representative or colleague; and for connected purposes. For anyone in any profession, a disciplinary or grievance hearing is daunting, but for teachers these hearings can be acutely so....

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Conservative MP for Bassetlaw

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


Topics of interest

  • Foreign
  • Commonwealth and Development Office
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department for Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Home Office
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Ice Skating: Coronavirus
  • Question
  • Flood Control: Worksop
  • Weddings: Coronavirus
  • Hamas

Currently held offices

  • Member, Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee (Commons) (since 12 Apr 2021)
  • Member, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
  • Member, International Development Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
Until 18 February 2021, Councillor, Newark and Sherwood District Council, Castle House, Great North Road, Newark NG24 1BY. I received an annual allowance of £4,987, paid monthly. Hours: 25 hrs a month. (Registered 11 January 2020; updated 05 March 2021)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
House in Nottingham: (i). (Registered 11 January 2020)

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