Owen Paterson

MP, North Shropshire

North Shropshire Conservative

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How Owen Paterson voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted moderately against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted moderately against university tuition fees Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
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Owen Paterson hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Stormont House Agreement 7 Jan 2015

    I congratulate the Secretary of State on her statement, and all parties involved on showing real perseverance through some intractable negotiations. On the past, I pay tribute to all those at the Historical Enquiries Team who produced reports on cases that may have been low-profile but that nevertheless presented a real agony to relatives and friends of murder victims. I hope that the...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Northern Ireland (All-party Talks) 15 Dec 2014

    I congratulate the Secretary of State on her perseverance, working with the local parties on matters that we know are of intense interest and concern to them. Does she think they have really got the message that the devolution of corporation tax, bringing economic benefits which have so dramatically helped the Republic of Ireland, would be of enormous significance and would in many ways...
  • 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

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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 51.14% 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: 6 Jan 2015.

8. Land and Property
A share in buildings and agricultural land at Bunbury and Spurstow, Cheshire, from which rental income is received. (Updated 23 December 2014)
A share in buildings attached to my house near Ellesmere, Shropshire, from which rental income is received. (Updated 23 December 2014)
A share of a house in London from which rental income is received. (Registered 23 December 2014)

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