Louie French

Conservative MP for Old Bexley and Sidcup

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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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Recent appearances

  • Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill 8 Jun 2022

    I welcome parts of this Bill, which has the great potential to improve the planning system, but I do have some concerns that I hope the Secretary of State and Ministers will address either today or during its passage. First, I will quickly rattle through the positives of the Bill: increased powers for councils to bring vacant units back into use and greater powers to encourage positive...
  • Lower Thames Crossing 24 Mar 2022

    I do not plan to speak for as long as colleagues. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Gravesham (Adam Holloway) for securing this debate. I listened carefully to his points and those of other colleagues, and I know his passion for representing the lovely people of Gravesham in Kent. Alongside other colleagues, he continues to lobby the Government and National Highways to secure...
  • Lower Thames Crossing 24 Mar 2022

    I completely agree, and everyone who is directly impacted should have their voices heard. I hope that the Department will listen closely to those calls. Getting that balance right between a national project and the local impact is difficult for any Government. Dartford congestion causes complete misery, backing up even as far as where I am in Bexley. As my hon. Friend the Member for Gravesham...

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Conservative MP for Old Bexley and Sidcup

Entered the House of Commons on 2 December 2021 — Byelection

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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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Jun 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)
8. Miscellaneous
Councillor, Bexley Council. Since my election to Parliament, I receive no allowances for this role. (Registered 31 December 2021)
Shareholding below registrable threshold in Tilney Smith & Williamson (wealth management). (Registered 31 December 2021)

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