Owen Paterson

MP, North Shropshire

North Shropshire Conservative

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How Owen Paterson voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately for fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
  • Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Voted moderately for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails

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Owen Paterson hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • 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....
  • Written Ministerial Statements — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Agriculture and Fisheries Council 9 Jul 2014

    The next Agriculture and Fisheries Council will be on 14 July in Brussels. The Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, my hon. Friend the Member for Camborne and Redruth (George Eustice), will represent the UK. There are both agriculture and fisheries items on this month’s agenda. The Italian presidency will outline its work programme for the next six months....
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Pilot Badger Culls (Somerset and Gloucestershire) 12 Jun 2014

    DEFRA is currently working closely with Natural England and the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency to develop the detail of how the monitoring will be implemented, including auditing and evaluation procedures. The results and outcome of the monitoring of this year’s culls will be made publicly available after they have been completed.

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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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 10 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 50.78% 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: 2 Jun 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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