David Simmonds

Conservative MP for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner

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David Simmonds’s voting in Parliament

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:

  • David Simmonds voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Conservative MP for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner

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


Topics of interest

  • Home Office
  • Department for Education
  • Department for International Trade
  • Children: Social Services
  • Charities: Radicalism
  • Medical Equipment: Israel

Currently held offices

  • Member, Education Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
  • Member, Finance Committee (Commons) (since 2 Mar 2020)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Sep 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments received from the London Borough of Hillingdon, Civic Centre, Uxbridge UB8 1UW, for my role as a Councillor:
16 December 2019, received £4,967.23. Hours: 35 hrs. (Registered 11 January 2020)
14 February 2020, received £959.61. Hours: 20 hrs. (Registered 27 February 2020)
15 April 2020, received £569. Hours: 30 hrs. (Registered 04 June 2020)
From 15 May 2020 until further notice, I receive £569 a month. Hours: 30 hrs per month. (Registered 05 June 2020)
1 January 2020, received £1,696 from the Local Government Association, 18 Smith Square, Westminster SW1P 3HZ, for my role as Deputy Chairman. Hours: 10 hrs. (Registered 11 January 2020)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone St, London EC1Y 8RT, for completing opinion polls:
21 February 2020, received £110. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 27 February 2020)
8. Miscellaneous
On 17 July 2020, I accepted a morning of clay shooting and lunch at Holland and Holland, Northwood, from the British Association for Shooting and Conservation. This was below registrable value. (Registered 11 August 2020)

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