Mark Eastwood

Conservative MP for Dewsbury

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Mark Eastwood’s voting in Parliament

Mark Eastwood 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

  • Housing, Communities and Local Government: Topical Questions 20 Jul 2020

    For many years, I have been working alongside community groups within my constituency at Chidswell, Mirfield and Skelmanthorpe, who all have genuine concerns regarding inappropriate developments on farmland, the green belt and areas susceptible to flooding. Will my right hon. Friend agree to meet me to discuss those concerns?
  • Covid-19: Future UK-EU Relationship 15 Jul 2020

    First, I reassure the hon. Member for Kilmarnock and Loudoun (Alan Brown) that I will not mention the “Kama Sutra”, so no upset caused there. [Interruption.] Oh, sorry—I just did. I welcome the Minister’s comments about the importance of sticking to the deadline and our promise to the British people. The Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union, of which I am a...
  • Covid-19: Future UK-EU Relationship 15 Jul 2020

    I thank my hon. Friend for making that really important point. We have moved on now, and there is no more time for dither and delay. We need to move on. It is hardly surprising that the SNP called this debate, given its form for disregarding referendum results. Fifty-seven per cent. of the people of Dewsbury, Mirfield, Kirkburton and Denby Dale voted to leave the European Union. I was proud...

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Conservative MP for Dewsbury

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


Topics of interest

  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department for Transport
  • Railways: Disability
  • Carpets: Sales

Currently held offices

  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
  • Member, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union (since 2 Mar 2020)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
Until 31 December 2019, Business Development Manager for Senator International Ltd (furniture manufacturer), Altham Business Park, Sykeside Drive, Accrington BB5 5YE. Final payment of £7,984 received on 20 December 2019. Hours: 2 hrs since my election. (Registered 06 January 2020)
17 February 2020, received £200 from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for a survey. Hours: approx. 15 mins. (Registered 12 March 2020)
21 February 2020, received £110 from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for a survey. Hours: approx. 15 mins. (Registered 12 March 2020)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Senator International Ltd
Address of donor: Sykeside Drive, Altham Business Park, Accrington BB5 5YE

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Constituency office furniture with a value of £2,677. Payment was unexpectedly waived.

Date received: 27 March 2020

Date accepted: 1 April 2020

Donor status: company, registration 01323955

(Registered 28 April 2020; updated 14 April 2020)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Government of Pakistan
Address of donor: 35-36 Lowndes Square, London SW1X 9JN

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Travel and accommodation with a total value of £2,290

Destination of visit: Pakistan and Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK)

Dates of visit: 18-22 February 2020

Purpose of visit: All-Party Parliamentary Kashmir Group visit to hold meetings with the leadership, administration, civil society, UNMOGIP and the British High Commission in Islamabad.

(Registered 16 March 2020)
8. Miscellaneous
Until 21 December 2019, Trustee of Dewsbury Endowment Schools Foundation Trust. (Registered 02 January 2020)
Until 5 January 2019, Chairman of Chidswell Action Group; a campaign to protect green spaces at Chidswell. (Registered 06 January 2020)
From 1 March 2020, a member of the Dewsbury Town Deal Board. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 12 March 2020)

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