Roger Gale

MP, North Thanet

North Thanet Conservative

Roger Gale’s voting in Parliament

Roger Gale is a Conservative MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Roger Gale sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Roger Gale consistently voted for the hunting ban, while most Conservative MPs almost always voted against. Show votes
  • Roger Gale generally voted against a statutory register of lobbyists, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Roger Gale’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Roger Gale’s full vote analysis page for more.

Roger Gale never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Clause 2 - VAT lock 17 Sep 2015

    Before I call the Minister, I need to make it plain that the recommendations of the Procedure Committee have not yet been adopted and, until they are, there has to be an Adjournment of the sitting rather than a suspension. It is what is known in the trade as madness, but that is nevertheless what is needed. I do not have the power to suspend the sitting at 1 o’clock as would normally be...
  • Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Clause 2 - VAT lock 17 Sep 2015

    The Chair is always at your disposal.
  • Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Clause 2 - VAT lock 17 Sep 2015

    Order. I paused to allow precisely what has just happened to happen. I am sorry to continue to lecture, but members of the Panel of Chairs are blessed with both second sight and extra-sensory perception—it comes as part of the kit. That said, if anybody wishes to speak, it makes life earlier if they rise in their place, as is custom and practice on the Floor of the House. The danger is...

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Conservative MP for North Thanet

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election


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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Work and Pensions
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Transport
  • Departmental Relocation
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation
  • Public Information
  • Departmental Information
  • Immigration

Currently held offices

  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 26 Jun 1997)

Other offices held in the past

  • Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (Full Member) (23 Jan 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (Substitute Member) (10 Nov 2010 to 23 Jan 2012)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (11 Jun 2007 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Broadcasting Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Vice-Chair, Conservative Party (1 Aug 2001 to 31 Jul 2003)
  • Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (Substitute Member) (1 Oct 1987 to 16 Nov 1989)
  • Member, Televising of Proceedings of the House Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 16 Nov 1989)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 16 Mar 1992)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 30 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 10 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 54.79% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 10 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 70 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Roger Gale’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 594 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 28 Sep 2015.

6. Land and property: (i) value over £100,000 (ii) rental income of over £10,000 a year
A holiday barn conversion in France: (i)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Suzy Gale, as Office Manager.

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