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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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Does the hon. Member agree that it is important that, although these individuals are independent, they are also accountable? Does he recognise, as I do, having been part of a number of confirmation hearings for individuals appointed by the Government to significant roles in which they are expected to exercise independence, that that public, cross-party scrutiny—in this case, through the...
I am an honorary fellow at Birkbeck College, University of London.
Without wishing to labour the point, I think the Minister is absolutely correct in the position she has taken. The junior common room is a component part of the college, so all its complaints processes and its supervision are inherent in its nature as a component part of the college. There is not a requirement to bring it within the purview of the legislation in the same way as there is for a...
Conservative MP for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner
Entered the House of Commons on 13 December 2019 — General election
Last updated: 20 Sep 2021.
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