John Bercow’s voting in Parliament

This is a selection of John Bercow’s votes.

  • Has never voted on paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Has never voted on a reduction in spending on welfare benefits
  • Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
  • Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Almost always voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes

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John Bercow

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Speaker, and MP for Buckingham

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

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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

  • Chair, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (since 18 May 2015)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (since 30 Mar 2015)
  • Speaker of the House of Commons (since 22 Jun 2009)
  • Member, House of Commons Commission (since 22 Jun 2009)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (30 Mar 2015 to 18 May 2015)
  • Chair, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (30 Jun 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (23 Jun 2010 to 30 Jun 2010)
  • Chair, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (18 May 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (28 Oct 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Chair, Members Estimate Committee (22 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Chair, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (22 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (10 Mar 2008 to 22 Jun 2009)
  • Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (14 Nov 2005 to 22 Jun 2009)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (24 May 2005 to 22 Jun 2009)
  • Member, International Development Committee (8 Nov 2004 to 22 Jun 2009)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (8 Nov 2004 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for International Development (7 Nov 2003 to 5 May 2005)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (3 Nov 2003 to 17 Nov 2003)
  • Member, Draft Mental Incapacity Bill (Joint Committee) (10 Jul 2003 to 17 Nov 2003)
  • Member, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee (16 Dec 2002 to 5 Jan 2004)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (2 Jan 2002 to 1 Dec 2002)
  • Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury (11 Jun 2001 to 23 Jul 2002)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs) (1 Jan 2000 to 1 Jan 2001)
  • Shadow Minister (Education) (1 Jan 1999 to 1 Jan 2000)
  • Member, Trade & Industry Committee (15 Jun 1998 to 5 Jul 1999)
  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 22 Jun 1998)

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  • Has spoken in 545 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all John Bercow’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 0.00% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 105 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 77 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on John Bercow’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 2718 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 16 May 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
1 December 2015, payment of £300 made directly to charity for a speech to the Hurlingham Club, Ranelagh Gardens, London SW6 3PR. Hours: 3 hrs including travel. (Registered 07 December 2015)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Mr Jon Smith
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets for football match on 9 May 2015, value £550

Date received: 9 May 2015

Date accepted: 9 May 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 15 May 2015)
Name of donor: The Queens Club,
Address of donor: Palliser Road, London W14 9EQ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets for Royal Box at Aegon Championship Finals on 21 June 2015, and associated hospitality; value £500.90 in total

Date of receipt: 9 June 2015

Date of acceptance: 21 June 2015

Donor status: company, registration no 00023072

(Registered 03 July 2015)
Name of donor: All England Lawn Tennis Club
Address of donor: Church Road, London SW9 5AE

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets for the royal box at the championships at Wimbledon, with associated hospitality; value £3,200

Date received: 9 July 2015

Date of acceptance: 9 July 2015

Donor status: company, registration no 07546773

(Registered 29 July 2015)
Name of donor: Association of Tennis Professionals
Address of donor: Palliser House, Palliser Road, London W14 9EB

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets to attend the championships at Wimbledon, and associated hospitality, value £1,666

Date received: 10 July 2015

Date of acceptance: 10 July 2015

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 29 July 2015)
Name of donor: The Lawn Tennis Association
Address of donor: National Tennis Centre, 100 Priory Lane, London SW15 5JQ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: one ticket to attend the Davis Cup semi-final at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow on 19 and 20 September 2015, with associated hospitality; value £393.60

Date received: 19 September 2015

Date accepted: 19 September 2015

Donor status: company, registration 07459469

(Registered 25 September 2015)
Name of donor: Association of Tennis Professionals
Address of donor: Palliser House, Palliser Road, London W14 9EB

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets to attend the ATP World Tour Finals on 17 November 2015,and associated hospitality, value £640

Date received: 17 November 2015

Date of acceptance: 17 November 2015

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 02 December 2015)
Name of donor: Association of Tennis Professionals
Address of donor: Palliser House, Palliser Road, London W14 9EB

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: ticket to attend the ATP World Tour Finals on 19 November 2015,and associated hospitality, value £760

Date received: 19 November 2015

Date of acceptance: 19 November 2015

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 02 December 2015)
Name of donor: Association of Tennis Professionals
Address of donor: Palliser House, Palliser Road, London W14 9EB

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: ticket to attend the ATP World Tour Finals on 22 November 2015, and associated hospitality, value £755

Date received: 22 November 2015

Date of acceptance: 22 November 2015

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 02 December 2015)
Name of donor: The Lawn Tennis Association
Address of donor: National Tennis Centre, 100 Priory Lane, London SW15 5JQ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: one ticket to attend the Davis Cup final on 28 and 29 November 2015, with associated hospitality; value £550

Date received: 28 and 29 November 2015

Date accepted: 28 November 2015

Donor status: company, registration 07459469

(Registered 07 December 2015)
Name of donor: Mr Frank Warren
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets to attend a football match, with associated hospitality; value £330

Date received: 14 February 2016

Date accepted: 14 February 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 17 February 2016)
Name of donor: Mr Frank Warren
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets to attend a football match, with associated hospitality; value £330

Date received: 23 February 2016

Date accepted: 23 February 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 29 February 2016)
Name of donor: Manchester City Football Club Ltd
Address of donor: Ethiad Stadium, Ethiad Campus, Manchester M11 3FF

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets to attend a football match, with associated hospitality; value £1,440

Date received: 8 May 2016

Date accepted: 8 May 2016

Donor status: company, registration 40946

(Registered 16 May 2016)
5. Gifts and benefits from sources outside the UK
Name of donor: United States Tennis Association
Address of donor: 70 West Red Oak Lane, White Plains, New York 10604

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: ticket to attend US Open on 2 September 2015, and associated hospitality; approx. value £325

Date received: 2 September 2015

Date accepted: 2 September 2015

Donor status: not for profit charitable organisation.

(Registered 09 September 2015)
6. Land and property: (i) value over £100,000 (ii) rental income of over £10,000 a year
House in London, owned jointly with my wife: (i) and (ii). (Registered 5 April 2013; updated 12 August 2013)
8. Miscellaneous
On 30 May 2015, I received two tickets for the FA Cup Final. Estimated value: £240. Donor: Football Association Wembley Stadium PO Box 1966. London SW1P. (Registered 12 June 2015)
On 17 May 2015 I received two tickets for the Barclays Premier League Manchester vs Arsenal match. Estimated value: £240. Donor: Mr Ravi Gill. (Registered 12 June 2015)
On 17 October 2015 I received and accepted two tickets, and hospitality, with a total value of £270, from Dr Rami Ranger MBE. These were to attend a football match at the Vicarage Road Stadium, Watford. (Registered 04 November 2015)
On 5 December 2015 I received two tickets, and associated hospitality, to attend a football match on that date. The combined value of these was £240. Donor: Mr Jon Smith. (Registered 14 December 2015)
On 5 April 2016 I received two tickets, and hospitality, for the Classic FM Live concert at the Royal Albert Hall, with a total value of £146. The donor was Global Radio Ltd, 30 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7LA. (Registered 13 April 2016)

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