Richard Shepherd

MP, Aldridge-Brownhills

Aldridge-Brownhills Conservative

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How Richard Shepherd voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted moderately against more EU integration Source
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Richard Shepherd quite often rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Opposition Day: [Unallotted Half-Day] — EU Justice and Home Affairs Measures 19 Nov 2014

    I want to bring the House’s attention back to the excellent speech from the hon. Member for Blackley and Broughton (Graham Stringer). He touched on the central issue—the most difficult issue for me—which is the mutual recognition of other legal systems. I am puzzled why the Opposition should be so devoted to sweeping aside any consideration of something so important for our...
  • EU Reform — [John Robertson in the Chair] 18 Nov 2014

    The Minister will remember the visit of Mrs Merkel to the House of Lords, where she said she was absolutely convinced that what had held Europe peaceful was the EU, whereas I think most people in Westminster Hall today would think that it was, in fact, NATO that did that. Is it not NATO that is really the basis of the security of Europe?
  • EU Reform — [John Robertson in the Chair] 18 Nov 2014

    I am grateful to my hon. Friend for allowing me a brief intervention. In the 1980s the mantra of Conservative Governments and Ministers was “No essential loss of sovereignty.” That was haunted right through and dragged across the nation as if there was a truth in it. Any time anyone suggested that sovereignty is a perfect construction in itself, they immediately wanted to tell us...

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Conservative MP for Aldridge-Brownhills

Entered House of Commons on 3 May 1979 — General election


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Topics of interest

  • Justice
  • Home Department
  • Electoral Commission Committee
  • Work and Pensions
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • North Sea Camp Prison
  • Pensions
  • Sexual Health
  • Departmental NDPBs
  • Multi-Agency Public Protection

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (26 Jul 2010 to 7 Apr 2014)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Draft Corruption Bill (Joint Committee) (to 11 Jun 2004)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)

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  • Has spoken in 9 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 5 written questions in the last year — below 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 56.18% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 4 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 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") 583 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 24 Nov 2014.

9. Registrable shareholdings
(a) Shepherd Food Holdings Ltd.
(a) Partridges of Sloane St Ltd.

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