Gerald Howarth

MP, Aldershot

Aldershot Conservative

Gerald Howarth’s voting in Parliament

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

This is a selection of Gerald Howarth’s votes.

  • Almost always voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
  • Generally voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Generally voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Almost always voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Show votes

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Gerald Howarth sometimes rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber 23 Oct 2015

    Defence Expenditure (NATO Target) Bill - 2nd reading – Gerald Howarth. Legislation
  • Shoreham Air Show Crash — [Mr Graham Brady in the Chair] 15 Sep 2015

    I am grateful to my hon. Friend for giving way, and I am sorry that I missed his initial observations. He referred to the importance of flying displays, the tradition at Shoreham and the fact that flying displays are hugely popular across the country. They are the second most popular outdoor spectator activity. In my capacity as the president of the British Air Display Association, I can...
  • Shoreham Air Show Crash — [Mr Graham Brady in the Chair] 15 Sep 2015

    My hon. Friend said that displays by vintage jets have been suspended. In fact, it is the high-energy manoeuvres that have been suspended, not the aircraft. The Vulcan continues to perform until 18 October.

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Conservative MP for Aldershot

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

Also represented Cannock and Burntwood


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Topics of interest

  • Defence
  • Treasury
  • Transport
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Health
  • QinetiQ
  • Military Aircraft
  • Departmental Public Expenditure
  • Future Rapid Effects System
  • Warships

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence (17 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (19 Dec 2005 to 9 May 2006)
  • Shadow Minister (Defence) (23 Jul 2002 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Defence Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 17 Nov 2003)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (16 Jul 1997 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Sound Broadcasting Committee (17 Feb 1987 to 15 May 1987)

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  • Has spoken in 58 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 14 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 83.56% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 11 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 983 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 28 Sep 2015.

1. Employment and earnings
Consultant to Blenheim Capital Services Ltd of Level 2, 3 Sheldon Square, London W2 6HY. The role involves providing business advice. (Registered 04 June 2013)
Received £10,500. Hours: 20-25 hrs. (Registered 08 January 2015)
Received £10,500. Hours: 20-25 hrs. (Registered 08 January 2015)
Received £10,500. Hours: 20-25 hrs. (Registered 08 January 2015)
Consultant to Sigma Energy, Castle Acre Industrial Estate, Swaffham, PE37 7HY. The role involves providing business advice. (Registered 02 September 2013)
Received £1,000. Hours: 10 hrs. (Registered 08 January 2015)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: R Collard Ltd
Address of donor: Eversley Haulage Park, Brickhouse Hill, Eversley, Hook RG27 0PZ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Date of receipt: 10 November 2014

Date of acceptance: 10 November 2014

Donor status: company, registration 3002310

(Registered 24 November 2014)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: The State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR)
Address of donor: 73 Netftchilar Avenue, Baku, AZ1000, The Republic of Azerbaijan

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £3,000 including flights, internal travel and notional costs.

Destination of visit: Baku, Azerbaijan

Date of visit: 6-8 October 2014

Purpose of visit: a delegation to discuss relations between the UK and Azerbaijan and meetings with political and business representatives.

(Registered 19 November 2014)
Name of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bahrain
Address of donor: PO Box 547, Government Avenue, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation and transport; £2,600

Destination of visit: Manama, Bahrain

Date of visit: 4-7 December 2014

Purpose of visit: to participate in the Institute of International Strategic Studies Manama Dialogue

(Registered 18 December 2014)

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