Christian Wakeford

Conservative MP for Bury South

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Christian Wakeford’s voting in Parliament

Christian Wakeford is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Christian Wakeford sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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Christian Wakeford has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Liverpool City Council 24 Mar 2021

    The report outlined by my right hon. Friend mentioned a number of very serious failings by Liverpool City Council over many years. Does he agree that, in addition to the steps being taken to improve the council’s financial position, an entirely new culture needs to be embedded at the council that puts residents and Liverpool first?
  • Select Committee on Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs 18 Mar 2021

    I thank my hon. Friend the Chairman of the Select Committee for his statement and welcome his Committee’s report. On the tiering decisions, many times in this Chamber we were pledged a consultation process, but it seems that the word “consultation” was a very loose one. In fact, we were essentially told, without any prior information, without prior engagement and without any of the...
  • Independent Review of Administrative Law 18 Mar 2021

    Will my right hon. and learned Friend confirm that the consultation process will be a truly interactive one that engages with interested parties in the public discourse about these proposals and ensures that not only all regions, but all nations, can truly take part in this process?

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Conservative MP for Bury South

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


Topics of interest

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Education
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Ministry of Housing
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Pension Wise: Bury South
  • Remote Education: Computer Software
  • Undocumented Migrants: English Channel
  • Schools: Risk Management
  • Iran: Nuclear Power

Currently held offices

  • Member, Education Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 15 Mar 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
Councillor, Lancashire County Council, County Hall, Preston PR1 8XJ. From 1 July 2020 until further notice I receive an annual allowance of £10,675, paid monthly. Hours: approx. 20 hrs a month. (Registered 10 January 2020; updated 01 September 2020)
Until 24 April 2020, Councillor, Pendle Borough Council, Nelson Town Hall, Nelson BB9 7LJ. I received an annual allowance of £3,000, paid monthly. Hours: approx. 20 hrs a month. (Registered 10 January 2020; updated 01 September 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: The Carlton Club
Address of donor: 69 St James’s Street, London SW1A 1PJ

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

Donor status: company, registration 00573221

(Registered 21 October 2020)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Conservative Friends of Israel Ltd (CFI Ltd)
Address of donor: Blick Rothenberg, 7-10 Chandos Street, London, UK, W1G 9DG

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Air travel, accommodation and hospitality with a value of £2,300

Destination of visit: Israel and the West Bank

Dates of visit: 16 - 21 February 2020

Purpose of visit: Fact finding political delegation.

(Registered 04 March 2020)

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