Edward Timpson Portrait

Edward Timpson

Conservative - Eddisbury

First elected: 12th December 2019

Edward Timpson is not a member of any APPGs
4 Former APPG memberships
Adoption and Permanence, Care-Experienced Children and Young People, Children in Police Custody, Football Club
Solicitor General (Attorney General's Office)
7th Jul 2022 - 7th Sep 2022
Health and Care Bill
7th Sep 2021 - 2nd Nov 2021
Minister of State (Education)
8th May 2015 - 12th Jun 2017
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)
6th Sep 2012 - 8th May 2015
Children, Schools and Families
13th Oct 2008 - 6th May 2010
Human Rights (Joint Committee)
13th Oct 2008 - 6th May 2010

Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Edward Timpson has voted in 799 divisions, and 1 time against the majority of their Party.

23 Jun 2020 - Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme - View Vote Context
Edward Timpson voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 45 Conservative Aye votes vs 235 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 243 Noes - 238
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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
Boris Johnson (Conservative)
(21 debate interactions)
Matt Hancock (Independent)
(11 debate interactions)
Alex Chalk (Conservative)
Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice
(10 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department of Health and Social Care
(48 debate contributions)
Department for Education
(30 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(25 debate contributions)
Home Office
(20 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
Health and Care Act 2022
(9,407 words contributed)
Down Syndrome Act 2022
(1,633 words contributed)
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Eddisbury 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

Weddings take months and even years of intricate planning. Myself and many others believe the maximum number of guests authorised at wedding ceremonies should be increased. The number of guests permitted at weddings should be calculated according to venue capacity.

Extend funding to nightclubs, dance music events and festivals as part of the £1.57bn support package announced by the government for Britain's arts and culture sector to survive the hit from the pandemic. #LetUSDance

Latest EDMs signed by Edward Timpson

12th May 2021
Edward Timpson signed this EDM on Friday 17th September 2021

Giving every child the best start in life

Tabled by: Wera Hobhouse (Liberal Democrat - Bath)
That this House notes the work of WAVE Trust and its 70/30 campaign to reduce levels of child abuse, neglect and domestic abuse by 70 per cent by 2030; further notes that over two-thirds of this House have endorsed that campaign, including a majority from all parties; recognises the role …
151 signatures
(Most recent: 26 Apr 2022)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 60
Scottish National Party: 43
Conservative: 15
Liberal Democrat: 12
Independent: 9
Democratic Unionist Party: 6
Plaid Cymru: 3
Alba Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Alliance: 1
8th June 2020
Edward Timpson signed this EDM on Monday 8th June 2020

Chester Zoo

Tabled by: Angela Eagle (Labour - Wallasey)
That this House is concerned that Chester Zoo, and other zoos will not be able to reopen alongside ticketed gardens and non-essential retail; is further concerned that no date for the reopening of zoos has been announced; recognises the enormous contribution Chester Zoo makes to the local economy, to educating …
30 signatures
(Most recent: 1 Sep 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 20
Conservative: 7
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Liberal Democrat: 1
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Edward Timpson, 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.

Edward Timpson has not been granted any Urgent Questions

1 Adjournment Debate led by Edward Timpson

1 Bill introduced by Edward Timpson

A Bill to amend section 13 of the Courts Act 2003 to change the retirement age for magistrates from 70 to 75; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Tuesday 7th July 2020
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Latest 13 Written Questions

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
16th Feb 2024
To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what recent assessment she has made of the progress on procurement for the Project Gigabit contract for Cheshire.

As part of Project Gigabit, in July 2023 we launched a procurement to invite suppliers to bid for a contract to bring gigabit-capable broadband to premises in Cheshire that are unlikely to be reached by broadband suppliers' commercial rollout plans. We aim to award a contract to the successful supplier by the end of March 2024.

Julia Lopez
Minister of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)
16th Jan 2020
What steps her Department is taking to improve (a) broadband and (b) mobile phone coverage in rural areas.

The government’s £200m Rural Gigabit Connectivity programme is already supporting rollout of gigabit broadband in rural areas.

The government has also pledged £5bn of funding for Gigabit broadband in the ‘hardest to reach’, predominantly rural, areas of the UK.

The government announced in-principle support in October 2019 for the Mobile Network Operators’ Shared Rural Network proposal. It aims to collectively increase 4G mobile coverage throughout the United Kingdom to 95% by 2025.

10th Jan 2024
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her policies of the report from Coram entitled, Charter for Children: A Call for Change for the next generation, published December 2023.

The department welcomes Coram’s ‘Charter for Children’, and is grateful for Coram’s work supporting children, young people and families. The government is committed to prioritising the needs of children, ensuring that their best interests are at the centre of policy and decision making. Responsibility for the recommendations covers several government departments. The department will consider the Charter’s recommendations as part of the up-coming Spending Review.

Damian Hinds
Minister of State (Education)
30th Nov 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent progress she has made on implementing the children's social care national framework and dashboard.

The Children’s Social Care National Framework (National Framework), along with proposed Children’s Social Care Dashboard (Dashboard) indicators, were published for consultation at the same time as the government’s strategy for children’s social care, ‘Stable Homes, Built on Love’, in February 2023. The National Framework describes the outcomes that children’s social care should achieve when supporting children, young people and families. The Dashboard will serve as a learning tool for local and central government. It will have a national set of indicators, to help understand progress towards the children’s social care outcomes, and to support learning and improvement at a local, regional, and national level.

The consultation took place over 14 weeks and gathered a range of views from the online consultation and over 30 engagement events that involved around 500 people from local authorities, education, health, and police, as well as members of the public. The government response to the consultation was published in September 2023 and committed to iterating the National Framework, giving more prominence to the important role of practice supervisors, as well as adding a new chapter on how multi-agency working enables good outcomes.

The National Framework will be issued as statutory guidance by the end of the year. Local authorities will have a one-year implementation period, and government has committed to provide advice to local authorities on embedding the National Framework. A phased roll-out of the Dashboard will begin in 2024 so that the department can test, evaluate and iterate the Dashboard.

David Johnston
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)
30th Nov 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the CMA's report entitled Children’s social care market study final report, published on 10 March 2022, whether the children’s social care dashboard will identify (a) placement capacity constraints in specific geographical areas and (b) the frequency with which placements do not meet children's needs due to such constraints.

The department is continuing to develop the indicators chosen to measure the outcomes and enablers identified in the National Framework.

The Children’s Social Care National Framework and Dashboard consultation response included a long list of indicators that are continuing to be tested, to measure feasibility and reliability for use, including placement measures.

The response is available at: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1185764/Children_s_social_care_national_framework_and_dashboard_consultation_response.pdf.

The department anticipates publishing an update on the target scope for the first version of the dashboard in the near future.

David Johnston
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)
23rd Nov 2020
What steps he is taking to reduce bureaucracy within the adoption system.

Ensuring the adoption system is effective is a top priority for this government, and I am determined to tackle the bureaucracy and inefficiencies that can prevent children who need a stable, loving forever home from finding one quickly.

I want to make sure that enough adopters are recruited for the children who need them, that they are matched swiftly to children and that they are properly supported as they form their new family.

In 2015, we had 180 different adoption agencies, a system which resulted in inefficiencies and delays for children. Our programme to introduce fewer, more efficient regional adoption agencies (RAAs) has now created 28 RAAs and they are starting to drive change.

For example, the first annual RAA evaluation report identified improvements in recruitment, matching and support. The latest evaluation of the RAA programme shows a 14-day reduction time for children waiting for placement. We have also seen a 35-day reduction for placement for our ‘harder to place’ children.

This year we have invested £1 million into adopter recruitment. RAA leaders, working with voluntary adoption agencies and others in the adoption sector, launched the #YouCanAdopt Campaign in September. The campaign aims to dispel myths and encourage more people from all walks of life to come forward to adopt. You do not need to be married or own your home to be a loving, adoptive parent. Agencies are reporting a large increase in enquiries, including from people from black, asian and minority ethnic communities. I would encourage anyone to look into the YouCanAdopt campaign.

The government has invested significantly in the Adoption Support Fund (ASF), which has provided more than £177 million for therapeutic support to over 62,000 families since it launched in 2015. The support provided to families through the ASF means that families have managed to access more timely therapeutic support for their children/family. Through our ASF COVID-19 scheme, launched in April, we provided £6.5 million to support up to 61,000 adoptive and special guardianship families struggling to cope with the challenges arising from the COVID-19 outbreak.

15th Jun 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the School Sport and Activity Action Plan published in 2019.

The School Sport and Activity Action Plan set out a range of measures to ensure that all children have access to high quality PE and sport sessions during the school week and opportunities to be physically active throughout the school day, to help them do the 60 minutes a day of physical exercise recommended by the Chief Medical Officer.

The Government remains committed to supporting schools to make good use of their sports facilities and to promote physical literacy and competitive sport. We plan to update the School Sport Activity Action Plan with longer-term proposals to support schools to work with sports clubs, coaches and others to ensure children’s activity levels continue to rise when they return to school.

The Government has already provided £2.4 million in funding to support this activity and has worked with Active Partnerships, helping schools, clubs and others to adapt plans to provide activity while schools have been closed.

Active Partnerships have been working with national and local partners to identify how best to support the sport and physical activity sector during the coronavirus outbreak. The Department has also published online educational resources approved by subject experts for schools and parents to help children to learn at home, including resources for PE.

As schools open more widely, we recognise the importance of children returning to taking part in physical activity and PE as part of the curriculum, with well-established links between physical activity, improved mental wellbeing and educational attainment. The Department’s guidance includes details on the teaching of subject areas including PE and ensuring children have opportunities to increase their physical activity throughout the school day.

15th Jul 2021
What recent steps her Department has taken to support British farmers and food producers to increase their global sales.

The UK’s farming, food and drink products are a source of pride, whether it be Scotch whisky, Welsh lamb, or other iconic products from across the country. Our new trade deals are unlocking new markets and opportunities for this important industry. Our ‘Open Doors’ campaign offers a wide range of support such as exporting masterclasses, a flagship mentoring programme and matching buyers with sellers to ensure more British produce is sold overseas.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
1st Mar 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much (a) Cheshire East and (b) Cheshire West and Chester unitary authority received in funding from his Department through the (i) Bus Service Operator Grant and (ii) Bus Recovery Grant in each of the last five years.

Since 2013, Cheshire East and Cheshire West & Chester have received an annual payment of £347,865 and £314,318 respectively through the Bus Service Operators Grant.

Cheshire East have been paid £2.2 million since March 2020 to support services through the pandemic, of which they were paid £1,284,863 via Covid-19 Bus Service Support Grant, £534,874 via Bus Recovery Grant and £382,682 from the Local Transport Fund.

Cheshire West and Chester have been paid almost £1.5 million since March 2020 to support services through the pandemic, of which they were paid £721,690 via Covid-19 Bus Service Support Grant, £433,300 via Bus Recovery Grant and £339,672 from the Local Transport Fund.

Richard Holden
Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office)
5th Feb 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to increase the range of skills in the cancer workforce (a) by supporting the expansion of the responsibilities of advanced clinical practitioner roles and (b) through other steps.

Health Education England published its first ever Cancer Workforce Plan in December 2017, which commits to the expansion of capacity and skills. The upcoming NHS People Plan will set out further actions to secure the National Health Service staff and cancer workforce we need for the future.

Jo Churchill
Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)
8th Dec 2020
What steps his Department is taking to introduce problem-solving courts.

Problem-solving courts, which strengthen the judicial involvement in the oversight of sentences being served in the community, will provide a way to closely manage and rehabilitate those offenders who are frequently both prolific and vulnerable. The MoJ are committed to piloting Problem Solving Courts in up to five locations in the Sentencing White Paper, published 16 September. We will be taking forward the necessary legislative provisions to enable these pilots when Parliamentary time allows.

Pilots, based on international best-practice, will focus on offenders with substance misuse issues, domestic violence offences and female offenders.

The Court Service and Probation Service are closely involved in the design of the pilots, taking into consideration operational resources and the location of the necessary treatment services.

Chris Philp
Minister of State (Home Office)
14th Jan 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to reduce the demand on the family courts by diverting private law cases from court where it is safe to do so.

It can be a difficult time when parents decide to separate but it is important that they are supported to make child-focused decisions in a way that minimise conflict and, importantly, are in the best interest of the child.

The Government believes that, in cases where is it safe and appropriate, there are a range of services, such as mediation or other forms of non-court dispute resolution, that can provide parents with a constructive and less adversarial alternative to court proceedings.

We will continue to consider options to enable parents to receive the services that are right for them and raise awareness of alternatives to court.