Mark Eastwood

Conservative MP for Dewsbury

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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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:

We have lots more plain English analysis of Mark Eastwood’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Mark Eastwood’s full vote analysis page for more.

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

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Sports: Coronavirus 15 Apr 2021

    To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the page Coronavirus (COVID-19): Organised events guidance for local authorities, what the basis is for the decision to prohibit the attendance of spectators at grassroots and amateur sports games during Step 2 of the easing of lockdown restrictions.
  • Business of the House 25 Mar 2021

    At football stadiums in Germany and Scotland, safe standing has been successfully trialled and found to be safe, according to a report by England’s Sports Grounds Safety Authority. The Conservative manifesto committed to working with fans and clubs towards introducing safe standing at football. Will my right hon. Friend provide an update to the House on when the Government will bring it forward?
  • Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Covid-19: Support for Businesses 23 Mar 2021

    What steps his Department is taking to support businesses during the covid-19 pandemic.

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Conservative MP for Dewsbury

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


Topics of interest

  • Department for Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Ministry of Housing
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Foreign
  • Commonwealth and Development Office
  • Bookmakers: Additional Restrictions Grant
  • Planning Permission
  • Sports: Coronavirus
  • Question
  • Courts: Criminal Proceedings

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: 12 Apr 2021.

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)
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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