Claire Perry

Conservative - Former Member for Devizes

First elected: 6th May 2010

Left House: 6th November 2019 (Standing Down)


Claire Perry is not a member of any APPGs
1 Former APPG membership
Fairs and Showgrounds
Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Clean Growth)
12th Jun 2017 - 25th Jul 2019
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
15th Jul 2014 - 15th Jul 2016
Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)
7th Oct 2013 - 15th Jul 2014
Justice Committee
12th Jul 2010 - 5th Dec 2011


Division Voting information

Claire Perry has voted in 1698 divisions, and 8 times against the majority of their Party.

14 Mar 2019 - UK’s Withdrawal from the European Union - View Vote Context
Claire Perry voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 112 Conservative Aye votes vs 188 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 412 Noes - 202
13 Mar 2019 - UK’s Withdrawal from the European Union - View Vote Context
Claire Perry voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 66 Conservative No votes vs 149 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 164 Noes - 374
7 Feb 2017 - European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - View Vote Context
Claire Perry voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 6 Conservative Aye votes vs 312 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 293 Noes - 326
11 Sep 2015 - Assisted Dying (No. 2) Bill - View Vote Context
Claire Perry voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 27 Conservative Aye votes vs 210 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 118 Noes - 330
23 Feb 2015 - Serious Crime Bill [Lords] - View Vote Context
Claire Perry voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 78 Conservative No votes vs 151 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 201 Noes - 292
10 Feb 2014 - Children and Families Bill - View Vote Context
Claire Perry voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 99 Conservative No votes vs 127 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 376 Noes - 107
21 May 2013 - Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill - View Vote Context
Claire Perry voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 124 Conservative Aye votes vs 134 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 366 Noes - 161
20 May 2013 - Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill - View Vote Context
Claire Perry voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 95 Conservative No votes vs 125 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 148 Noes - 339
View All Claire Perry Division Votes

All Debates

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Sparring Partners
Alan Whitehead (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Climate Change and Net Zero)
(84 debate interactions)
John Bercow (Speaker)
(76 debate interactions)
Matt Hancock (Conservative)
(36 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department for Transport
(374 debate contributions)
HM Treasury
(79 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(56 debate contributions)
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View all Claire Perry's debates

Devizes 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).

Claire Perry has not participated in any petition debates

Latest EDMs signed by Claire Perry

Claire Perry has not signed any Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Claire Perry, 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.


Claire Perry has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Claire Perry has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

1 Bill introduced by Claire Perry


A Bill to designate the Monday after Remembrance Sunday as an annual bank holiday in the United Kingdom with effect from 2012; and for connected purposes

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 15th June 2011

1 Bill co-sponsored by Claire Perry

Cosmetic Surgery (Standards of Practice) Bill 2016-17
Sponsor - Kevan Jones (Lab)


Latest 3 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
27th Mar 2017
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what analysis he has undertaken on the effect of the national living wage on the cost to the adult social care sector of employing staff on sleep-in contracts.

Workers who are required to be available to perform work as and when called upon are entitled to the National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW) for the entire shift if they are deemed to be “working”. This remains the case, even if they are permitted to sleep during that shift.

The Government asks the Low Pay Commission (LPC) to monitor and evaluate the impact of the National Minimum and National Living Wage rates. The LPC carry out extensive research, consultation and analysis across a range of sectors to inform its wage rate recommendations.

The LPC autumn 2016 report, summarises its consultation with business stakeholders on the impact of the NLW and NMW. The report is available here - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-minimum-wage-low-pay-commission-autumn-2016-report

The Government also produces analysis of the NMW/NLW rates in its Impact Assessment, this projected that around 126,000 workers are affected by the April 2017 rate rises (p79). Available here - http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2017/465/impacts

8th Feb 2017
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to promote stability and support the Philippines during its state of national emergency.

We have a strong and growing bilateral relationship with the Philippines, which covers a range of issues including peace and security, counter terrorism, counter extremism, and human rights. We remain actively involved in efforts to promote stability, particularly in the southern Philippines. During my visit to Manila last December, I met senior members of the Philippine Administration and discussed how we can strengthen our cooperation. We will continue to offer support, drawing in particular on UK expertise in these areas.

Alok Sharma
COP26 President (Cabinet Office)
6th Dec 2016
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with his NATO counterparts on the commitment to spend at least two per cent of GDP on defence.

Ministers regularly raise the two per cent commitment during discussions with our NATO Allies.

For example, the Secretary of State was in Brussels last month and he reminded his counterparts that Britain is committed to spending two per cent of our GDP on defence every year of this decade and encouraged them to meet the commitment they all made at the Wales Summit in 2014.