David Johnston

Conservative MP for Wantage

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David Johnston’s voting in Parliament

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

However, David Johnston sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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

David Johnston has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber 10 Dec 2021

    United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority Pension Transfers (Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman Investigation) Bill: Second Reading – David Johnston. Private Members' Bills
  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber 10 Dec 2021

    Local Electricity Bill: Second Reading – David Johnston. Private Members' Bills
  • Summer Adjournment 22 Jul 2021

    My pre-politics career was spent working on social mobility, and I continue to work on it in this place. Like education, housing is important for social mobility. It is important that we help people get on the housing ladder in a way that their parents and grandparents did. Nobody who rents has ever written to me to say that too many houses are being built; they only say that they are...

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Conservative MP for Wantage

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


Topics of interest

  • Ministry of Justice
  • Attorney General
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department for Education
  • Crown Prosecution Service: Coronavirus
  • Carbon Emissions
  • Agriculture: Curriculum
  • Question
  • Domestic Abuse: Victims

Currently held offices

  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (since 1 Mar 2021)
  • Member, Education Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 26 Jul 2021.


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