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Michael Ellis

Conservative - Northampton North

First elected: 6th May 2010


Michael Ellis is not a member of any APPGs
Attorney General
6th Sep 2022 - 25th Oct 2022
Paymaster General
16th Sep 2021 - 6th Sep 2022
Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (Attends Cabinet)
8th Feb 2022 - 6th Sep 2022
Solicitor General (Attorney General's Office)
10th Sep 2021 - 15th Sep 2021
Attorney General
3rd Mar 2021 - 10th Sep 2021
Solicitor General (Attorney General's Office)
26th Jul 2019 - 3rd Mar 2021
Minister of State (Department for Transport)
23rd May 2019 - 26th Jul 2019
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)
9th Jan 2018 - 23rd May 2019
Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)
17th Jul 2016 - 9th Jan 2018
Deputy Leader of the House of Commons
17th Jul 2016 - 9th Jan 2018
Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)
13th Jul 2015 - 2nd Nov 2015
Statutory Instruments (Select Committee)
13th Jul 2015 - 2nd Nov 2015
Home Affairs Committee
14th Feb 2011 - 30th Mar 2015
Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)
12th Jul 2010 - 30th Mar 2015
Statutory Instruments (Select Committee)
12th Jul 2010 - 30th Mar 2015


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Michael Ellis has voted in 885 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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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)
(42 debate interactions)
Andrew Mitchell (Conservative)
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development)
(19 debate interactions)
Diana Johnson (Labour)
(14 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Cabinet Office
(369 debate contributions)
HM Treasury
(256 debate contributions)
Attorney General
(57 debate contributions)
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Northampton North 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).

Michael Ellis has not participated in any petition debates

Latest EDMs signed by Michael Ellis

Michael Ellis has not signed any Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Michael Ellis, 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.


Michael Ellis has not been granted any Urgent Questions

1 Adjournment Debate led by Michael Ellis

Tuesday 19th March 2024

2 Bills introduced by Michael Ellis


Lords Completed
Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 26th January 2015

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 11th September 2013

Michael Ellis has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


Latest 4 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
19th Mar 2024
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has held with the BBC on the appearance of Major General Wasef Eriqat on BBC Arabic.

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s Ministerial team regularly meets with BBC leadership, including members of the Board, to discuss a range of issues.

The BBC has a duty to provide accurate and impartial news and information. In delivering that duty, the BBC is editorially and operationally independent and decisions around its editorial policies and guidelines are a matter for the BBC. Ofcom is the external independent regulator responsible for ensuring BBC coverage is duly impartial and accurate under the Broadcasting Code and BBC Charter.

The Secretary of State has repeatedly made clear that the BBC’s accuracy and impartiality is critical to viewer trust. It is particularly important when it comes to coverage of highly sensitive events, such as the terrorist acts committed in Israel on 7 October and the ongoing conflict in Gaza. The Secretary of State has regularly stated that point in meetings with the BBC.

Julia Lopez
Minister of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)
19th Mar 2024
To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of recent Hamas rocket fire into Israel.

As the Government has stated previously, for there to be a lasting peace Israel's security must be assured. Removing Hamas' capacity to launch attacks against Israel and Hamas no longer being in charge of Gaza are among the vital elements for a lasting peace.

We are calling for an immediate pause to get aid in and hostages out, then progress towards a sustainable, permanent ceasefire, without a return to destruction, fighting and loss of life. This is the focus of all our diplomatic efforts.

Andrew Mitchell
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development)
19th Mar 2024
To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what assessment he has made of the potential implications for his policies of the analysis of casualty figures in Gaza by the Professor of Statistics and Data Science at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, published on 7 March 2024.

Like many of our partners, we routinely use reports from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) to monitor daily figures for casualties in Gaza. OCHA rely on reporting from the Hamas-run Ministry of Health in Gaza. Casualty figures are only one data point of many we use to understand the scale of the conflict and its impact on civilians. Satellite imagery of building damage, eye-witness accounts from hospitals and data on living conditions all feed into our assessment.

Andrew Mitchell
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development)
29th Jan 2024
To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of his Department's travel advice for South Africa, in the context of (a) recent trends in levels of crime in South Africa and (b) the case of cricketer David Teeger.

We are aware of the high levels of crime in South Africa and have reflected this in our Travel Advice. FCDO's Travel Advice is constantly under review and regularly updated to ensure the safety of British Nationals travelling to and living in South Africa.

We are also aware of the case involving David Teeger and the concerns that have been raised about this case.

Andrew Mitchell
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development)