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.

However, Mark Eastwood sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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Mark Eastwood has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Coronavirus: Vaccination 8 Feb 2021

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that Post Offices (a) have the capacity to achieve and (b) are achieving the timely processing of covid-19 vaccination letters.
  • Covid-19 Vaccine Update 4 Feb 2021

    Frontline nurses, doctors and care staff in Dewsbury, Mirfield, Kirkburton and Denby Dale have done an amazing job during this pandemic, working long hours under immense pressure, and it is only right that they have been included in the first phase of the vaccinations. Could my hon. Friend confirm the percentage take-up rate of vaccinations for NHS and care home staff?
  • Covid-19 Update 2 Feb 2021

    Yesterday, I had the pleasure of meeting the Prime Minister at the Al-Hikmah vaccination centre to highlight the importance of people from local communities accepting the offer of a vaccine. What message could my right hon. Friend give to the people of Dewsbury, Mirfield, Kirkburton and Denby Dale who may be thinking twice about having an inoculation when given the opportunity?

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Profile

Conservative MP for Dewsbury

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

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department for Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Ministry of Housing
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Department for Transport
  • Foreign
  • Commonwealth and Development Office
  • Bookmakers: Additional Restrictions Grant
  • Railways: Disability
  • Courts: Criminal Proceedings
  • Planning Permission
  • Employment: Environment Protection

Currently held offices

  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union (2 Mar 2020 to 16 Jan 2021)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 15 Feb 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
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 May 2020)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Richard Gower
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: A painting for display at the constituency office, valued at £1,000 by the donor

Date received: 17 July 2020

Date accepted: 17 July 2020

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 August 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
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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