Michael Bates

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Michael Bates

Michael Bates, Lord Bates, was made a Conservative peer in 2008. He was previously MP for Langbaurgh 1992-97, during which time he helds posts as a government whip and as paymaster general. He served as Deputy Chair of the Conservative Party 2007-10, and as Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) 2009-10.[1] he was appointed a Lords Whip in October 2013.[2]

In August 2014 he was appointed parliamentary under-secretary of state at the Home Office. [3]

In May 2015, Lord Bates was appointed minister for state at the Home Office, overseeing the areas of Home Office legislation and House of Lords Business, animal testing and devolution.[4]

Less than a year later, in March 2016, Bates resigned from the government.

Personal life

Political donations

Recorded by the Electoral Commission:[5]

Date Name of donor Amount Donated to Subsidiary (parties only)
28/06/2005 Michael Bates £4,995.00 Conservative Party North Essex


  1. Lord Bates, www.parliament.uk, accessed 8 October 2013.
  2. Ministerial appointments: 7 October 2013, Prime Minister's Office, 7 October 2013.
  3. Ministerial appointments: August 2014, Prime Minister's Office, 6 August 2014.
  4. Lord Bates ProfileGov.UK, accessed 24 September 2015
  5. Electoral Commission, Donation search: 'Bates', accessed 5 May 2015