David Johnston

Conservative MP for Wantage

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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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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:

  • David Johnston voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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 occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Summer Adjournment 22 Jul 2020

    It is a particular pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon), whose passion for this place and for the Union I hugely admire. He will not remember doing it, but a few weeks ago he intervened on me and at that point I felt like a proper MP, so I thank him for that. It is probably unconventional to say so, but I am pleased to be followed by my hon. Friend the Member for...
  • China 20 Jul 2020

    I strongly support the measures announced today. Will my right hon. Friend confirm that when the inevitable pressure, both public and private, comes from China, we will stand behind the measures for as long as the national security law remains in its current form?
  • UK Telecommunications 14 Jul 2020

    With regard to our other networks, people in the telecoms industry have suggested to me that it is not actually as difficult to replace the equipment as the representatives of the industry suggest. Can my right hon. Friend confirm that, in his technical consultation about supply chain alternatives, he will push them to distinguish between things they prefer not to have to do and things that...

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Conservative MP for Wantage

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


Currently held offices

  • Member, Education Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
27 December 2019, received £384.63 from Explora, 1701 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, USA, for delivering a virtual learning session on behalf of the Informal Learning Leadership Collaborative (a global network of science centres). Hours: none since my election. (Registered 10 January 2020)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Laurence Hollingworth
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,500 for my election campaign

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 January 2020)

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