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.

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Last updated: 15 Dec 2020. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Recent appearances

  • Sir David Amess Summer Adjournment 21 Jul 2022

    I join colleagues in paying tribute to the fact that this debate is called the Sir David Amess summer Adjournment debate. It is a fitting tribute to him and a fitting reminder to us that however good or entertaining we think our speeches are this afternoon, none of them will be as good as the one he would have given were he with us. The first thing I want to talk about is a man called Merv....
  • Business of the House 21 Jul 2022

    In November, the wife of a constituent of mine died, and the inquest ruled that it had been accidental death by drowning. The hearing was conducted sensitively, but the coroner issued a record of inquest that published my constituent’s name and address, which led to his being named in several newspapers with pictures of his house. May we have a debate on how our data protection laws...
  • Prime Minister: Engagements 6 Jul 2022

    North Moreton, in my constituency, was dubbed “Britain’s kindest village”—[Hon. Members: “Ahh!”] Wait for it. This 160-home village was dubbed “Britain’s kindest village” because it committed to taking 50 Ukrainian refugees, and it has them all there now. In the Gallery today there is a group of those hosts and some of the Ukrainians they are hosting, including two young...

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Conservative MP for Wantage

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


Topics of interest

  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Cop26
  • Attorney General
  • Department for Education
  • Cop26
  • Domestic Abuse: Victims
  • Agriculture: Curriculum
  • Carbon Emissions
  • Question

Currently held offices

  • Member, Skills and Post-16 Education [HL] Bill Committee (since 24 Nov 2021)
  • Member, Education (Careers Guidance in Schools) Bill Committee (since 21 Oct 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill Committee (6 Sep 2021 to 6 Sep 2021)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (1 Mar 2021 to 15 Mar 2022)
  • Member, Education Committee (2 Mar 2020 to 19 Oct 2021)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Jul 2022.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: John Nash
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 11 November 2021)

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

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