Miriam Cates

Conservative MP for Penistone and Stocksbridge

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Miriam Cates’s voting in Parliament

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Recent appearances

  • Subsidy Control Bill 22 Sep 2021

    One of the industries that I hope will benefit from the Bill is the steel industry. As my right hon. Friend will know from frequent and very welcome engagements with me on the issue, Liberty Speciality Steels in Stocksbridge is a key employer in my constituency. While we were in the EU, the industry had access to the EU’s research fund for coal and steel. Now that we have left, £182...
  • Working People’s Finances: Government Policy 21 Sep 2021

    It is a pleasure to follow my constituency neighbour, the hon. Member for Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough (Gill Furniss), and it was a delight to hear the maiden speech by my hon. Friend the Member for Hartlepool (Jill Mortimer) earlier. As a fellow MP in a post-industrial area, I absolutely recognise what my hon. Friend said about the importance of levelling up being about not only...
  • Working People’s Finances: Government Policy 21 Sep 2021

    The hon. Lady makes an excellent point. While, overall, on a macro level, having more jobs available for British workers will push wages up, it is of course the case that certain sectors will need specific interventions to save them, and I would support any such measures. While there are concerns like the one the hon. Lady has raised, and concerns in the wider economy, our plan for jobs is...

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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: Israel
  • Coronavirus: Vaccination
  • 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: 4 Oct 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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