Chris Loder

Conservative MP for West Dorset

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Chris Loder’s voting in Parliament

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

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Last updated: 21 Feb 2022. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Recent appearances

  • Tributes to Her Late Majesty The Queen 9 Sep 2022

    I rise to speak on behalf of my constituents in West Dorset to pay tribute to our late Queen, whom we have loved and admired for our entire lives, to share in the deepest sorrow of the nation and to send our deepest sympathy to King Charles and the royal family. Queen Elizabeth was one of the few constants in our transitory life. The past 24 hours have truly brought home to us not only the...
  • Avanti West Coast 7 Sep 2022

    I thank my hon. Friend for her statement to the House. Given that ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has pumped in a quarter of a million pounds to the Labour party, does she also call on Opposition Members to condemn these strikes? Those who have a lot to say should make clear their other interests, which I am not sure they have done so far.
  • Prime Minister: Engagements 7 Sep 2022

    May I, too, warmly welcome my right hon. Friend to her seat as Prime Minister? Scottish Power, Bulb and E.ON are just three of the many energy suppliers that say they provide 100% renewable electricity, yet constituents of mine in West Dorset are baffled that the energy regulator allows those prices to rise on a par with oil and gas. Will my right hon. Friend confirm that she is on the side...

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Conservative MP for West Dorset

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


Topics of interest

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department for International Trade
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Coronavirus: Vaccination
  • Military Aircraft: Helicopters
  • Dentistry: Recruitment
  • Church of England: Public Relations
  • Slaughterhouses

Currently held offices

  • Member, Transport Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Sep 2022.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Swiss Foreign Ministry
Address of donor: Presence Switzerland PRS, Bundegasse 32, 3003 Bern, Switzerland

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Accommodation, travel and subsistence, approx. value £2,300

Destination of visit: Switzerland (Bern, Zurich and Zug)

Dates of visit: 10-14 April 2022

Purpose of visit: APPG for Switzerland study trip with a focus on Swiss-UK relations, finance and trade, science and innovation.

(Registered 19 April 2022)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Flat in Western Cape, South Africa: (i). (Registered 10 January 2020)
From 22 June 2021, residential property in Dorset: (i). (Registered 22 June 2021)
8. Miscellaneous
From 13 July 2020, Trustee and Director of the Jurassic Coast Trust. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 15 July 2020)
From 24 May 2021, Churchwarden for Bishops Caundle Parish Church. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 01 June 2021)

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