Owen Paterson

MP, North Shropshire

North Shropshire Conservative

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How Owen Paterson voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Source
  • Voted moderately for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted moderately against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
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Owen Paterson hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee 10 Sep 2014

    Northern Ireland Affairs: Administrative scheme for “on-the-runs”. 2:30 pm; Room 8, Palace of Westminster
    Witnesses: Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP, former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Hallett Report 9 Sep 2014

    I thank the Secretary of State for her statement. On matters to do with OTRs we should always consider the victims, and victims’ families will welcome her statement today, confirming the view of Lady Justice Hallett that the letters could never have been considered in any way to represent an amnesty, and that should fresh evidence come forward those who received letters will be subject...
  • Business of the House: Hallett Review 17 Jul 2014

    I welcome both the statement and Lady Justice Hallett’s report. I confirm emphatically, as did Lady Justice Hallett, that if we had felt when we took power in May 2010 that there was a whiff or a hint that an amnesty might have been involved, we would have stopped the scheme immediately. A small number of cases remained, and I was content that there was no question at all of an amnesty....

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Conservative MP for North Shropshire

Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Northern Ireland
  • Transport
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Badgers/Bovine TB
  • Bovine TB
  • Fisheries
  • Badgers
  • Avian Influenza

Other offices held in the past

  • The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (6 Sep 2012 to 15 Jul 2014)
  • The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (12 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland (6 Jul 2007 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister, Transport (16 Dec 2005 to 6 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Minister, Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
  • Shadow Minister, Shadow Secretary of State for Environment & Transport (9 May 2005 to 20 May 2005)
  • Shadow Minister, Environment and Transport (6 Jul 2004 to 9 May 2005)
  • Shadow Minister, Environment & Transport (10 May 2004 to 6 Jul 2004)

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  • Has spoken in 8 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 50.61% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below 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 16–17 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") 603 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 24 Nov 2014.

8. Land and Property
Buildings and agricultural land at Bunbury and Spurstow, Cheshire, from which rental income is received.
Buildings attached to my house near Ellesmere, Shropshire, from which rental income is received.

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