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Tom Pursglove

Conservative - Corby

First elected: 7th May 2015

Minister of State (Minister for Legal Migration and Delivery)

(since December 2023)

Tom Pursglove is not a member of any APPGs
5 Former APPG memberships
Esports, Nursery Schools and Nursery Classes, Running, Sport, Steel and Metal Related Industries
Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)
27th Oct 2022 - 7th Dec 2023
Minister of State (Home Office)
7th Sep 2022 - 25th Oct 2022
Minister of State (Ministry of Justice) (jointly with Home Office)
7th Jul 2022 - 7th Sep 2022
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Ministry of Justice) (jointly with Home Office)
19th Sep 2021 - 7th Jul 2022
Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Bill
5th Jan 2022 - 12th Jan 2022
Nationality and Borders Bill
15th Sep 2021 - 4th Nov 2021
Assistant Whip
29th Jul 2019 - 19th Sep 2021
Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill
12th May 2021 - 24th Jun 2021
Vice-Chair, Conservative Party
27th Jul 2018 - 15th Jan 2019


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Tom Pursglove has voted in 1004 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
Neil Coyle (Labour)
(86 debate interactions)
Bambos Charalambous (Independent)
(44 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Home Office
(672 debate contributions)
Department for Work and Pensions
(208 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(28 debate contributions)
Ministry of Justice
(20 debate contributions)
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Corby 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

People with a lifelong illness should not be subject to regular reviews for eligibility for the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). People suffering lifelong conditions should not have to prove they are still ill every couple of years.

The Government should remove the requirement for people claiming disability benefits, such as the Personal Independence Payment (PIP), to have to go through an assessment process. Claims should be based solely on evidence from medical professionals, such as a letter from a GP or consultant.

We want the Government to conduct a full review of the PIP process. This should look at DWP policy and the performance of ATOS and Capita, which conduct the health assessments for applicants. We believe the current process is inherently unethical and biased, and needs a complete overhaul.

Millions of UK citizens have a disability or serious medical condition that means they use more energy. Many people need to use a ventilator 24/7. People use electric pumps to feed through a tubes. People need to charge their mobility equipment, such as electric wheelchairs, stair lifts, bath seats.

Disabled people should be included alongside carers in the £650 one off payment as part of the Cost of Living support package. We have larger utilities bills and food costs when compared to non-disabled people. We rely on these utilities and food to stay alive.


Latest EDMs signed by Tom Pursglove

11th April 2019
Tom Pursglove signed this EDM on Thursday 25th 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
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Tom Pursglove, 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.


Tom Pursglove has not been granted any Urgent Questions

1 Adjournment Debate led by Tom Pursglove

Thursday 14th December 2023

2 Bills introduced by Tom Pursglove


A Bill to require public consultation to be carried out in local areas where the sale of park or playing field land owned by a public body is proposed; to require referendums on such proposals in certain circumstances; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 5th February 2016

A Bill to make provision for a scheme for the triggering and holding of a local area referendum to approve a proposed sale of or including school playing fields by a local education authority or state-funded school; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 22nd January 2016
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Tom Pursglove has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


Tom Pursglove has not asked any Written Questions in the current parliament