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Alexander Stafford is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
This is a random selection of Alexander Stafford’s votes.
Last updated: 21 Feb 2022. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government has taken to promote innovation by SMEs (a) across the country and (b) in the North East.
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she is taking steps to increase trade between the UK and Somaliland.
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if she will take diplomatic steps to help support the use of the English language in its role as an official language of Somaliland.
Conservative MP for Rother Valley
Entered the House of Commons on 13 December 2019 — General election
Last updated: 5 Sep 2022.