Andrew Stephenson Portrait

Andrew Stephenson

Conservative - Pendle

First elected: 6th May 2010

Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

(since November 2023)

Andrew Stephenson is not a member of any APPGs
5 Former APPG memberships
Aerospace, Housing in the North, Islamic Finance, Pakistan, Water Safety and Drowning Prevention
Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury
27th Oct 2022 - 13th Nov 2023
Finance (No. 2) Bill
10th May 2023 - 18th May 2023
UK Infrastructure Bank Bill [Lords]
16th Nov 2022 - 22nd Nov 2022
Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission
18th Oct 2022 - 31st Oct 2022
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)
20th Sep 2022 - 27th Oct 2022
Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office)
7th Jul 2022 - 6th Sep 2022
Minister of State (Department for Transport)
13th Feb 2020 - 7th Jul 2022
Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)
25th Jul 2019 - 13th Feb 2020
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
4th Apr 2019 - 25th Jul 2019
Selection Committee
11th Jan 2018 - 8th May 2019
Committee of Selection
11th Jan 2018 - 8th May 2019
Vice Chamberlain (HM Household) (Whip, House of Commons)
26th Jul 2018 - 4th Apr 2019
Lord Commissioner (HM Treasury) (Whip)
9th Jan 2018 - 26th Jul 2018
Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)
15th Jun 2017 - 9th Jan 2018


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Andrew Stephenson has voted in 857 divisions, and 1 time against the majority of their Party.

17 Jun 2020 - Health and Personal Social Services - View Vote Context
Andrew Stephenson voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 104 Conservative Aye votes vs 124 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 253 Noes - 136
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

Speeches made during Parliamentary debates are recorded in Hansard. For ease of browsing we have grouped debates into individual, departmental and legislative categories.

Sparring Partners
Lindsay Hoyle (Speaker)
(19 debate interactions)
Philip Hollobone (Conservative)
(11 debate interactions)
Kevin Hollinrake (Conservative)
Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)
(9 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department for Transport
(310 debate contributions)
Department of Health and Social Care
(100 debate contributions)
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Pendle Petitions

e-Petitions are administered by Parliament and allow members of the public to express support for a particular issue.

If an e-petition reaches 10,000 signatures the Government will issue a written response.

If an e-petition reaches 100,000 signatures the petition becomes eligible for a Parliamentary debate (usually Monday 4.30pm in Westminster Hall).

Petition Debates Contributed

We are concerned that Parliament has not discussed and will not have a say on the 307 proposed amendments to the International Health Regulations, AND the amendments to 5 Articles of the IHR that were ADOPTED by the 75th World Health Assembly on 27 May 2022.

The Government should require that student nurses be paid while on placement as part of their training. This should be at least the minimum wage for apprentices.

Most NHS midwifery, nursing and paramedic programmes are full-time courses running 46 weeks of the year. They are hard work and students play a vital role. However, students are not classed as workers, and are therefore not entitled to the 30 hours of free childcare available to working parents.

Pay healthcare students at least minimum wage for placement hours. It cost each student a minimum of £17 per shift in fuel. £186 in tuition and lost earnings. Some students pay £170 on fuel alone each week for 37.5 hours of work.

The maximum penalty for failure to stop after an incident is points and a 6-month custodial sentence. Causing death by careless/dangerous driving is between 5-14 yrs. The sentence for failing to stop after a fatal collision must be increased.

The offence of causing 'death by dangerous driving' should be widened to include: failure to stop, call 999 and render aid on scene until further help arrives.

We ask Parliament to repeal the High Speed Rail Bills, 2016 and 2019, as MPs voted on misleading environmental, financial and timetable information provided by the Dept of Transport and HS2 Ltd. It fails to address the conditions of the Paris Accord and costs have risen from £56bn to over £100bn.


Latest EDMs signed by Andrew Stephenson

2nd March 2015
Andrew Stephenson signed this EDM on Tuesday 17th March 2015

HUMANITARIAN SITUATION IN GAZA

Tabled by: Andrew Love (Labour (Co-op) - Edmonton)
That this House agrees with the United Nations Secretary-General that there is a dire humanitarian situation in Gaza; fears the outbreak of further hostilities unless the situation improves dramatically; notes the considerable amount of British and other international aid required to keep Gaza from deteriorating further and to assist in …
101 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Mar 2015)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 29
Conservative: 7
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
Green Party: 1
Scottish National Party: 1
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Andrew Stephenson, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.


Andrew Stephenson has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Andrew Stephenson has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

2 Bills introduced by Andrew Stephenson

Introduced: 17th July 2017

A Bill to make provision for a railway between a junction with Phase One of High Speed 2, near Fradley Wood in Staffordshire, and a junction with the West Coast Main Line near Crewe in Cheshire; and for connected purposes.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 11th February 2021 and was enacted into law.


The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to confer upon the prosecution a right of appeal against judges’ decisions to grant bail; and for connected purposes

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 28th June 2011

Andrew Stephenson has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


Andrew Stephenson has not asked any Written Questions in the current parliament