James Clappison

MP, Hertsmere

Hertsmere Conservative

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How James Clappison voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted moderately for reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted moderately for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
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James Clappison sometimes rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House: Backbench Business — Palestine and Israel 13 Oct 2014

    It is always a pleasure to follow the right hon. Member for Blackburn (Mr Straw), but I am afraid to say that, having listened carefully to his speech and the speech of the hon. Member for Easington (Grahame M. Morris), I am not as convinced as I would like to be that this motion would contribute towards a peaceful solution of the conflict, or that the recognition of Palestine by the House...
  • Business of the House: Backbench Business — Palestine and Israel 13 Oct 2014

    There are powerful lobbies on all sides, and I am sure that my hon. Friend would agree with me in paying tribute to the work that Secretary of State Kerry did in trying to bring both sides to the negotiating table; he really does deserve our staunch support. But I am sure that my hon. Friend would also agree that a peaceful solution will be achieved only by negotiations by the parties...
  • Business of the House: Backbench Business — Palestine and Israel 13 Oct 2014

    I will give way to the hon. Gentleman if he can answer the point, which I think was going to be made to him, as to whether he will accept that although Israel has not done everything always that it possibly could to bring about a solution, there have been repeated occasions in history, in the 1930s and the 1940s, and more recently, when it has been Israel that has agreed to a solution of all...

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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 30 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 15 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 66.10% 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") 784 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 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.
31 rented houses in East Yorkshire, five of which are registered in joint names with my wife. (Updated 29 August 2013, 27 November 2013, 21 March 2014, 18 June 2014 and 4 August 2014)
11. Miscellaneous
Barrister, not undertaking work.

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