Miriam Cates

Conservative MP for Penistone and Stocksbridge

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Miriam Cates’s voting in Parliament

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

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Recent appearances

  • Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill 12 Jul 2021

    I rise to speak in support of the Bill and to set out why it is so important that as a society we continue to hear and engage with minority and controversial opinions. We all know what it is like to feel challenged or discomforted, even offended, by what others say or write. This experience of offence is a negative feeling of embarrassment, anger and sometimes hurt, but on occasions this...
  • Covid-19 Update 6 Jul 2021

    I congratulate my right hon. Friend on his new role and warmly welcome his statement about the importance of addressing non-covid health issues. Sadly, for the last 17 months our children have been not seen and not heard. I know from my own children and those of my constituents the devastating impact that lockdowns have had on the wellbeing of our children and young people. Will my right hon....
  • Palestinian School Textbooks: EU Review — [Dame Angela Eagle in the Chair] 30 Jun 2021

    I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Eastbourne (Caroline Ansell) on securing today’s important debate and refer Members to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. Two years ago, I had the privilege of visiting Israel and the west bank, and I can honestly say it was one of the most inspirational weeks of my life. The character of the people and the richness of...

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Conservative MP for Penistone and Stocksbridge

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


Topics of interest

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Church Commissioners
  • Treasury
  • Coronavirus: Vaccination
  • Coronavirus: Israel
  • Families: Coronavirus
  • Exports: VAT

Currently held offices

  • Member, Compensation (London Capital & Finance plc and Fraud Compensation Fund) Bill Committee (since 8 Jun 2021)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (since 4 Mar 2020)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Jul 2021.

8. Miscellaneous
Shareholding in Redemption Media Ltd (software development; business to business). From 1 April 2020, this holding is below the registrable threshold. (Registered 07 January 2020; updated 27 April 2020)
Parish councillor, Oughtibridge, Bradfield Parish Council. (Registered 07 January 2020)
From 13 December 2019, Co-Chair of the Stocksbridge Towns Fund Board. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 04 February 2020)
From 8 December 2020, Director (member) of the New Social Covenant Unit LTD, a company limited by guarantee that exists to support social policy research. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 13 January 2021)
From 21 June 2021, Member of the Advisory Board of Conservatives Against Racism for Equality (CARFE), an organisation building a new narrative on race relations, working with Conservative MPs and individuals across the Conservative Party and wider society. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 22 June 2021)

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