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David Simmonds is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
However, David Simmonds sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
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At this stage in the debate, my challenge is to try to say something original on the various different topics that we are considering. Today’s business concerns mutual recognition and non-discrimination. Having spent many happy days of my life in the Centre Borschette on the rue Froissart in Brussels, alongside very good colleagues from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, the United Kingdom and the...
Does my hon. Friend note, as I do, that the OJEU process in the United Kingdom resulted in less than 1% of procurement exercises yielding a bid from outside the United Kingdom?
Conservative MP for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner
Entered the House of Commons on 13 December 2019 — General election
Last updated: 14 Sep 2020.
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