John Bercow

MP, Buckingham

Buckingham Speaker

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How John Bercow voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Has never voted on a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Has never voted on greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
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John Bercow

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Agriculture 22 Oct 2014

    There is an opportunity for a free hit on the agricultural sector in Wales. If nobody wishes to seize it, and as we are all present and correct, we will move on to questions to the Prime Minister.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 22 Oct 2014

    Order. At a very early stage there is far too much noise. The public are not impressed. Let us try to operate to a certain standard. If the session has to be run on, it will be run on—it does not bother me.

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Speaker, and MP for Buckingham

Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Changed party from Conservative on 22 Jun 2009

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Topics of interest

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • International Development
  • Health
  • Treasury
  • Home Department
  • Committee Mandates
  • Public Service Agreements
  • Burma
  • Sudan
  • Performance Targets

Currently held offices

  • Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority
  • Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

Other offices held in the past

  • Chairman, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (4 Nov 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Chairman, Speaker's Committee For the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (27 Oct 2009 to 4 Nov 2009)
  • Chairman, Members Estimate Committee (8 Oct 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Chairman, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (10 Aug 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Committee on Arms Export Controls (18 Apr 2008 to 10 Aug 2009)
  • Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (15 Nov 2005 to 10 Aug 2009)
  • Member, Chairmen's Panel Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 10 Aug 2009)
  • Member, International Development Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 10 Aug 2009)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (9 Nov 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, International Development Committee (9 Nov 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Draft Mental Incapacity Bill (Joint Committee) (to 11 Jun 2004)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, International Affairs (10 May 2004 to 9 Sep 2004)

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  • Has spoken in 417 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Speakers/ deputy speakers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 0.00% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
    Speakers and deputy speakers cannot vote except to break a tie.
  • People have made 95 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 2316 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.

4. Sponsorships
Donations to my campaign for re-election to the House of Commons were received as follows:
Name of donor: Sun Mark Ltd
Address of donor: Sun House, 428 Long Drive, Greenford, Middlesex UB6 8UH
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
Date of receipt: 10 October 2013
Date of acceptance: 4 December 2013
Donor status: company, registration 03010238
(Registered 9 December 2013)
Name of donor: Michael Keegan
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
Date of receipt: 16 March 2014
Date of acceptance: 24 March 2014
Donor status: individual
(Registered 27 March 2014)
Name of donor: Lord Levy
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500
Date of receipt: 18 March 2014
Date of acceptance: 24 March 2014
Donor status: individual
(Registered 27 March 2014)
Name of donor: Vascroft Contractors Ltd
Address of donor: Vascroft Estate, 861 Coronation Rd, London NW10 7PT
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,500
Date of receipt: 23 May 2014
Date of acceptance: 18 June 2014
Donor status: company, registration no 1293674
(Registered 19 June 2014)
Name of donor: Trust Reservations Ltd
Address of donor: 6 Oxford St, Lambourn, Hungerford, RG17 8XP
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
Date of receipt: 7 June 2014
Date of acceptance: 1 July 2014
Donor status: company, registration number 03829637
(Registered 1 July 2014 )
Name of donor: Madhu’s Ltd
Address of donor: 39 South Road, Southall, UB1 1SW
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
Date of receipt: 23 May 2014
Date of acceptance: 16 June 2014
Donor status: company, registration no 04580937
(Registered 1 July 2014)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Name of donor: Aisam Qureshi
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: A week’s pass to the ATP World Tour finals with an estimated value of £1,000 (no commercial equivalent)
Date of receipt of donation: 4 November 2013
Date of acceptance of donation: 4 November 2013
Donor status: individual
(Registered 3 December 2013)
Address of donor: National Tennis Centre, 100 Priory Lane, London SW15 5JQ
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Seats in the Royal Box at (1) the Aegon championship, 15 June 2014, estimated value £1,300; at Wimbledon on (2) 27 June 2014, estimated value £1,895 and (3) 6 July 2014, estimated value £4,315; £7,510 in total
Date of receipt of donation: (1) 11 June 2014; (2) 13 June 2014 and (3) 4 July 2014
Date of acceptance of donation: (1) 15 June 2014; (2) 27 June 2014 and (3) 6 July 2014
Donor status: company, registration 07459469
(Registered 9 July 2014)
8. Land and Property
House in London, owned jointly with my wife, from which rental income is received. (Registered 5 April 2013; updated 12 August 2013)
11. Miscellaneous
On Monday 11 November 2013 I attended the ATP world tour finals as the guest of Barclays Premier, Barclays Bank PLC, 1 Churchill Place, London E14 5HP. The value of the complimentary ticket was about £200. (Registered 3 December 2013)
On 26 December 2013 I received two tickets and hospitality at a football match (approx value £300) from West Ham United FC, Green St, Upton Park, London E13 9AZ. (Registered 15 January 2014)
On 1 January 2014 I received two tickets and hospitality at a football match (approx value £500) from Mr Ken Friar (private individual). (Registered 15 January 2014)
On Sunday 6 April I received two tickets to attend a football match (total value under £200) from Everton Football Club, Goodison Road, Liverpool L4 4EL. (Registered 24 April 2014)
On Saturday 12 April I received two tickets to attend a football match (total value under £200) from the Football Association, Wembley Stadium, PO Box 1966, London SW1P 9EQ. (Registered 24 April 2014)
Received £2,000 from Biteback Publishing, 3 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7SP, in connection with expenses for a book. (Registered 16 July 2014)

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