Richard Shepherd

MP, Aldridge-Brownhills

Aldridge-Brownhills Conservative

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How Richard Shepherd 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 a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted moderately against more EU integration Source
  • Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted moderately against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
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Richard Shepherd quite often rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House: The UK’s Justice and Home Affairs Opt-outs 10 Jul 2014

    I have been in this House for seven Parliaments. Each has seemed to have a different character, but there has been one consistent thread across all that time: the integration within European processes. That has had support on high days, on holidays and in opposition. I see it as a fundamental task of the House of Commons to challenge perceived wisdoms and reflect the responsibilities and...
  • Business of the House: The UK’s Justice and Home Affairs Opt-outs 10 Jul 2014

    I will not trade remarks on this matter. I was also born in Scotland, and I am deprived of a vote on something that affects my cousins and my relatives. This has been a Union for 300 years, and we have been united by the sentiments of those people. Not so very long ago—70 years—the Scots, the English, the Welsh and those from Northern Ireland stood together against the greatest...
  • Immigration Bill (Money) (No. 2): Clause 60 — Deprivation if conduct seriously prejudicial to vital interests of the uk 7 May 2014

    I am greatly concerned about this measure, and I will just make some observations. The Minister referred to the power that the Home Secretary used to have in relation to something being not conducive to the public good. Its removal created a real difficulty for Governments, but my concern is not the difficulty for Governments; my concern is for the British common law system. This is not about...

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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)

Previous MPs in this constituency


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  • Has spoken in 5 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 56.53% 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") 581 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.

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

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