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Gillian Keegan

Conservative - Chichester

Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)

(since February 2020)

Department Event
Monday 21st June 2021
Department for Education
Oral questions - Main Chamber
21 Jun 2021, 2:30 p.m.
Education (including Topical Questions)
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Division Votes
Wednesday 28th April 2021
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 357 Conservative No votes vs 0 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 270 Noes - 358
Monday 26th April 2021
Oral Answers to Questions

I have had many representations from MPs in the hon. Gentleman’s area, not least my hon. Friend the Member for …

Written Answers
Friday 7th February 2020
Apprentices: Taxation
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Prime Minister of 15 January …
Early Day Motions
None available
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MP Financial Interests
Monday 16th March 2020
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Chichester Yacht Club
Address of donor: Chichester Marina, Birdham, Chichester PO20 7EJ
Amount of donation, or nature …
EDM signed
Monday 21st January 2019
That this House commemorates the life and work of Professor Martin Gore CBE who tragically passed away suddenly; notes that …
Supported Legislation
Monday 11th March 2019
Online News Platforms (Regulation) Bill 2017-19
The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Gillian Keegan has voted in 262 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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Sparring Partners
Toby Perkins (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Education)
(14 debate interactions)
Peter Aldous (Conservative)
(6 debate interactions)
Meg Hillier (Labour (Co-op))
(5 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department for Education
(91 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(2 debate contributions)
Department of Health and Social Care
(2 debate contributions)
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Chichester 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).

Petitions with highest Chichester signature proportion
Petitions with most Chichester signatures
Petition Debates Contributed

Schools should move to online learning from 9 December so that all students and school staff have a chance to isolate for two weeks and then can safely meet older relatives.

The Government should cancel GCSEs and A Levels in 2021 due to the disruption of Covid-19. By the time students go back to normal learning, 6 months will have passed since schools were closed to most pupils. This has already had a huge impact on the studying of so many.

Close down schools and colleges due to the increase in COVID-19 cases. We are seeing cases of students and teachers catching the virus since schools have reopened.

The threat of covid19 is real. Children can’t be expected to maintain sufficient social distancing to keep this virus from spreading. They are social creatures. Allowing them back to school could cause a new spike in cases. They could bring it back home, even if they are a-symptomatic.

Latest EDMs signed by Gillian Keegan

21st January 2019
Gillian Keegan signed this EDM as a sponsor on Monday 21st January 2019


Tabled by: Grahame Morris (Labour - Easington)
That this House commemorates the life and work of Professor Martin Gore CBE who tragically passed away suddenly; notes that he was a giant amongst UK cancer doctors, a pioneer in developing the field of medical oncology, spearheading many advances in the treatment of melanoma, renal and ovarian cancer; further …
37 signatures
(Most recent: 6 Mar 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 16
Scottish National Party: 10
Conservative: 4
Liberal Democrat: 2
Plaid Cymru: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Independent: 1
1st November 2017
Gillian Keegan signed this EDM on Wednesday 1st November 2017


Tabled by: Nic Dakin (Labour - Scunthorpe)
That this House notes that November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month across the UK and that 16 November 2017 is designated World Pancreatic Cancer Day; congratulates all pancreatic cancer charities and their supporters on their activities to raise awareness of the disease during November, including the joint Purple Lights initiative, …
36 signatures
(Most recent: 8 Jan 2018)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 14
Labour: 13
Conservative: 6
Liberal Democrat: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Gillian Keegan, 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.

Gillian Keegan has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Gillian Keegan has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

Gillian Keegan has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

3 Written Questions in the current parliament

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Explanation of written questions
16th Jan 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans she has in place to develop UK offshore wind generation capacity that meets net zero emissions targets and protects internationally important marine species and habitats.

We acknowledge the role of offshore wind in achieving the net zero target. We have provided more support for offshore wind than any other country in the world, helping us to reach record levels of renewable electricity generation in 2019. The UK accounts for around one third of world’s offshore wind capacity and has the world’s largest offshore wind market with 9.8GW of installed capacity which is expected to rise to 14GW by 2023 and 19.5GW by 2026.

We know that our European neighbours will also be deploying more offshore wind in shared sea spaces such as the North Sea. This continued pace of deployment drives the need to better understand the cumulative impacts. We are collaboratively working with the sector and wider stakeholders to address strategic deployment issues including cumulative environmental impacts on marine species and habitats.

Kwasi Kwarteng
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
29th Jan 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Prime Minister of 15 January 2020, Official Report column 1017, when he plans to make an announcement on changes to the apprenticeship levy.

We continue to engage with employers on the working of the apprenticeship levy. We are committed to improving the apprenticeship programme to ensure it continues to deliver the skilled workforce that employers need. We will set out further detail on this in due course.

Michelle Donelan
Minister of State (Education)
28th Jan 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve the road network in England.

Through the first Road Investment Strategy, the Government has invested £17.6 billion in England’s Strategic Road Network since 2015. We intend to make £28.8 billion from the National Roads Fund available for our most strategically important roads over the next five years from 1 April 2020.

In addition, we are providing funding to local highway authorities to support maintenance of their roads, and have pledged £2 billion for the country’s largest ever pothole fixing programme.