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Louie French’s voting in Parliament
Louie French is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
This is a random selection of Louie French’s votes.
Generally voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
2 votes for, 3 votes against, 1 absence, in 2022.
Consistently voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2022.
Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2022.
Voted a mixture of for and against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, in 2022.
Voted against more EU integration Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2022.
Last updated: 18 May 2022.
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Louie French has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
My hon. Friend is making an excellent speech. I wholeheartedly support the Bill. Many of my constituents have been in touch to highlight that, when they have requested to move to the collect and pay service, they have been rejected due to arrears from the paying parent. Does she agree that ensuring that arrears are not a barrier to entry to the collect and pay service is vital for the victims...
My hon Friend is making a fantastic speech on the importance of diagnostic hubs in the north of England. Does he agree that that levelling up also applies to areas in the south, particularly my area of Sidcup, where we have also been lobbying for a diagnostic hub? We also need to level up and provide that local service for my hospital, Queen Mary’s, in Sidcup.
Modernising our railways and maintaining services are vitally important. Thousands of residents in Old Bexley and Sidcup have already completed my survey outlining their concerns over Southeastern’s December timetable changes on the Bexleyheath and Sidcup lines. Will the rail Minister please meet me again to discuss these concerns and Southeastern’s lack of consultation?
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Conservative MP for Old Bexley and Sidcup
Entered the House of Commons on 2 December 2021 — Byelection
Topics of interest
- Department for Levelling Up
- Housing and Communities
- Housing: Building Alterations
Currently held offices
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (since 15 Mar 2022)
- Member, Pension Schemes (Conversion of Guaranteed Minimum Pensions) Bill Committee (since 26 Jan 2022)
- Member, Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Bill [HL] Committee (since 19 Jan 2022)
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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 28 Nov 2022.
1. Employment and earnings
22 December 2021, received final payment of £4,580.41 as Portfolio Manager from Tilney Smith & Williamson (wealth management), 6 Chesterfield Gardens, London W1J 5BQ, for handover work after my resignation. Hours: approx. 20 hrs since my election to Parliament. This role ended on 24 December 2021 and, after recalculation, some of this sum will be repaid. (Registered 31 December 2021)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP
but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Andrew Dawber
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 to my association's fighting fund
Donor status: individual
(Registered 28 June 2022)
Name of donor: Conservative Friends of Israel Ltd (CFI
Address of donor: PO
Box 72288, London SW1P 9LB
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Air travel, accommodation and hospitality, value £3,100
Destination of visit: Israel and the West Bank
Dates of visit: 24-29 July 2022
Purpose of visit: Fact finding political delegation.
(Registered 19 August 2022)
Until 4 May 2022, Councillor, Bexley Council. After my election to Parliament, I received no allowances for this role. (Registered 31 December 2021; updated 30 June 2022)
Shareholding below registrable threshold in Tilney Smith & Williamson (wealth management). (Registered 31 December 2021)
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