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

  • Debate on the Address: A Brighter Future for the Next Generation 13 May 2021

    It is an honour to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Burton (Kate Griffiths) and several members of the Education Committee, which I am fortunate to sit on. I echo the comments of my hon. Friend the Member for St Austell and Newquay (Steve Double) in relation to aspiration. For three days, we have heard Labour Members talking down their towns and this country. The Conservative party...
  • Debate on the Address: A Brighter Future for the Next Generation 13 May 2021

    Children’s attainment in literacy is going backwards, as is children’s mental health, and children are needing to go through potty training again. There are fears over people’s prospects and the jobs market. Which of the above does the hon. Lady think is a “good crisis” for people to take advantage of? Will she apologise for the comments that she made previously?
  • Debate on the Address: A Brighter Future for the Next Generation 13 May 2021

    To talk about levelling up is truly to talk about education. I thank the Secretary of State for the investment in secondary education that he has made in my constituency with the Radcliffe high school. When it comes to further education and the skills agenda that he has mentioned, the institutes of technology are a fine example of how we can achieve in that area. Will he meet me again to...

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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 Transport
  • Pension Wise: Bury South
  • Schools: Risk Management
  • Remote Education: Computer Software
  • Iran: Nuclear Power
  • Coronavirus: Vaccination

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: 12 Apr 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)

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