Julia Lopez Portrait

Julia Lopez

Conservative - Hornchurch and Upminster

First elected: 8th June 2017

Minister of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)

(since December 2023)

Minister of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)

(since December 2023)

Julia Lopez is not a member of any APPGs
3 Former APPG memberships
Austria, Disability, Freeports
Minister on Leave (Minister of State)
9th May 2023 - 20th Dec 2023
Minister of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
7th Feb 2023 - 9th May 2023
Minister of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)
7th Mar 2023 - 9th May 2023
Data Protection and Digital Information (No. 2) Bill
3rd May 2023 - 9th May 2023
Minister of State (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)
7th Sep 2022 - 7th Feb 2023
Minister of State (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)
16th Sep 2021 - 6th Jul 2022
Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill
2nd Mar 2022 - 22nd Mar 2022
Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)
13th Feb 2020 - 16th Sep 2021
European Statutory Instruments
18th Jul 2018 - 6th Nov 2019
International Trade Committee
11th Sep 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
European Statutory Instruments Committee
18th Jul 2018 - 6th Nov 2019
Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)
23rd Apr 2018 - 8th Oct 2019
Statutory Instruments (Select Committee)
23rd Apr 2018 - 8th Oct 2019


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Julia Lopez has voted in 858 divisions, and 2 times against the majority of their Party.

18 Oct 2022 - Public Order Bill - View Vote Context
Julia Lopez voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 103 Conservative No votes vs 113 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 297 Noes - 110
7 Mar 2023 - Public Order Bill - View Vote Context
Julia Lopez voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 107 Conservative Aye votes vs 109 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 116 Noes - 299
View All Julia Lopez Division Votes

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)
(48 debate interactions)
Chris Elmore (Labour)
Opposition Whip (Commons)
(23 debate interactions)
Kevin Brennan (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Victims and Sentencing)
(15 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Cabinet Office
(197 debate contributions)
Department of Health and Social Care
(3 debate contributions)
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View all Julia Lopez's debates

Hornchurch and Upminster 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

There should be a public inquiry into Government contracts granted during Covid-19. Many contracts have been granted without full and open procurement processes. A public inquiry would be able to ascertain whether contracts had been procured fairly and represent value for money for tax payers.

The UK's departure from the EU looms but questions remain about the legitimacy of the Referendum. The Electoral Commission said illegal overspending occurred during the Referendum. Were the vote/any subsequent political acts affected? Article 50 was triggered. Was the overspend known about then?

There is now strong evidence of serious misconduct during the 2016 EU Referendum, including intereference by foreign actors and governments. This must be investigated under the Inquiries Act (2005).

The government should consider delaying negotiations so they can concentrate on the coronavirus situation and reduce travel of both EU and UK negotiators. This would necessitate extending the transition period; as there can only be a one off extension, this should be for two years.


Latest EDMs signed by Julia Lopez

11th April 2019
Julia Lopez signed this EDM on Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Exiting the European Union

Tabled by: William Cash (Conservative - Stone)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Exit Day) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 859), dated 11 April 2019, a copy of which was laid before this House on 11 April 2019, be annulled.
82 signatures
(Most recent: 29 Apr 2019)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 69
Independent: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 6
Non-affiliated: 1
View All Julia Lopez's signed Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Julia Lopez, 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.


Julia Lopez has not been granted any Urgent Questions

2 Adjournment Debates led by Julia Lopez

Wednesday 29th March 2023
Thursday 23rd March 2023

Julia Lopez has not introduced any legislation before Parliament


Julia Lopez has not asked any Written Questions in the current parliament