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Michelle Donelan

Conservative - Chippenham

Minister of State (Department for Education) (Higher and Further Education)

(since September 2021)
Minister of State (Education)
13th Feb 2020 - 15th Sep 2021
Lord Commissioner (HM Treasury) (Whip)
29th Jul 2019 - 13th Feb 2020
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)
4th Sep 2019 - 13th Feb 2020
Petitions Committee
11th Sep 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Assistant Whip
26th Jul 2018 - 29th Jul 2019
Education Committee
11th Sep 2017 - 22nd Oct 2018
Education, Skills and the Economy Sub-Committee
25th Nov 2015 - 3rd May 2017
Education Committee
6th Jul 2015 - 3rd May 2017

Department Event
Monday 4th July 2022
Department for Education
Oral questions - Main Chamber
4 Jul 2022, 9:30 a.m.
Education (including Topical Questions)
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Division Votes
Wednesday 18th May 2022
Achieving Economic Growth
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 304 Conservative No votes vs 0 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 229 Noes - 312
Monday 25th April 2022
Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill (Carry-over)
Let me be crystal clear: the Government remain committed to delivering on our manifesto pledge by strengthening freedom of speech …
Written Answers
Tuesday 24th July 2018
Obesity: Children
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce rates of …
Early Day Motions
None available
None available
MP Financial Interests
Monday 8th June 2020
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Andrew Fenwick
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Michelle Donelan has voted in 461 divisions, and 1 time against the majority of their Party.

27 Apr 2021 - Delegated Legislation - View Vote Context
Michelle Donelan voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 77 Conservative No votes vs 222 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 431 Noes - 89
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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
Matt Western (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Education)
(70 debate interactions)
Emma Hardy (Labour)
(42 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department for Education
(475 debate contributions)
HM Treasury
(22 debate contributions)
Department of Health and Social Care
(4 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(4 debate contributions)
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Chippenham 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

Call on the government to consider holding debates in Parliament between MPs and university students to raise/discuss issues that affect them. It will allow students to voice their opinions and concerns about tuition fees of £9250 a year which are too high, particularly as grants have been removed

All students should be reimbursed of this years tuition fees as universities are now online only due to COVID-19, with only powerpoints online for learning materials which is not worthy of up to £9,250. Furthermore, all assessments are being reconsidered to ‘make do’ and build up credits.

As students are unable to access facilities or continue with their eduction at their university setting in the following semester, we would like to request that the government considers refunding tuition payments for Semester 3.

The quality of online lectures is not equal to face-to-face lectures. Students should not have to pay full tuition fees for online lectures, without experiencing university life. The Government should require UK universities to partially refund tuition fees while online teaching is implemented.

Students across the UK have returned to University to be told our learning will be predominantly online for the foreseeable future. The Government should therefore lower our tuition fees and we should receive a partial refund for the effects this will have on our learning and university experience.

The University and College Union has repeatedly called on its members to strike. However, strikes are ineffective if students, not employees are the main source of revenue. For this to change, government needs to step in and require universities to reimburse tuition fees lost due to strike action.

Latest EDMs signed by Michelle Donelan

Michelle Donelan has not signed any Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Michelle Donelan, 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.

Michelle Donelan has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Michelle Donelan has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

Michelle Donelan has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Michelle Donelan has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting

Michelle Donelan has not asked any Written Questions in the current parliament