James Clappison

MP, Hertsmere

Hertsmere Conservative

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How James Clappison voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly against removing hereditary peers from the House of LordsDetails
  • Voted moderately for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
  • Voted moderately against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
  • Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
  • Voted strongly for fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails

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James Clappison sometimes rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: European Council 30 Jun 2014

    I congratulate my right hon. Friend on his principled and consistent stand. Is he aware that in the convention that preceded the treaty of Lisbon, the Government of the day opposed giving the European Parliament a role in choosing the next Commission President, then capitulated, and then told this House during debates on the treaty of Lisbon that this was a good thing and not a change in...
  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Palestinians 26 Jun 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what most recent reports he has received on the three Israeli teenagers kidnapped on the West Bank on 12 June 2014; what recent steps he has taken to help secure their release; what representations he has made regarding this matter; and if he will make a statement.
  • Business of the House: Defence Spending 19 Jun 2014

    I welcome the debate and I agree with every word that my hon. Friend has said so far. Does he agree that although this Government face a difficult financial situation, it is very important that we stay true to our defence commitment to spending at least 2% of our GDP—our NATO commitment and the signal that we must send to our allies?

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Conservative MP for Hertsmere

Entered House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Work and Pensions
  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Education and Skills
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • New Deal
  • Employment
  • Jobcentre Plus
  • Immigration
  • Higher Education: Admissions

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, International Development Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 14 Feb 2011)
  • Shadow Minister, Work and Pensions (8 Sep 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister, Work & Pensions (6 Jul 2007 to 8 Sep 2009)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (23 Jan 2007 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Constitutional Affairs Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Draft Civil Contingencies Bill (Joint Committee) (to 11 Jun 2004)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)

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  • Has spoken in 31 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 21 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 66.79% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 15 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 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") 781 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.
Member of Lloyd's. (Resigned 31 December 1994.)
Categories of business underwritten for open years: All.
6. Overseas visits
Address of donor: c/o Shelley Stock Hunter LLP, 7-10 Chandos St, London
W1G 9DG
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation etc; total value £1,200
Destination of visit: Israel
Date of visit: 10-13 March 2014
Purpose of visit: political delegation to Israel
(Registered 19 March 2014)
Name of donor: Conservative Friends of Israel
Address of donor: c/o Shelley Stock Hunter LLP, 7-10 Chandos St, London
W1G 9DG
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £2,000
Destination of visit: Israel and the West Bank
Date of visit: 16-21 February 2014
Purpose of visit: fact finding political delegation
(Registered 21 March 2014)
8. Land and Property
27 acres of farmland, and a cricket pitch let out on a peppercorn rent, in Patrington, East Yorkshire, from which rental income is received.
29 rented houses in East Yorkshire, five of which are registered in joint names with my wife. (Updated 29 August 2013; updated 27 November 2013 and 21 March 2014)
11. Miscellaneous
Barrister, not undertaking work.

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