Richard Shepherd

MP, Aldridge-Brownhills

Aldridge-Brownhills Conservative

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How Richard Shepherd voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted moderately against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted moderately against university tuition fees Source
  • Voted strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
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Richard Shepherd quite often rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Internet Communications (Regulation): Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill 6 Jan 2015

    I greatly appreciate the speech that we have just heard. It reflects many views that I have held for a very long time. The fear that I express about the current provisions of the Bill is not a criticism of the Ministers who introduced them, but it echoes some of the comments that have just been made by my hon. Friend the Member for Esher and Walton (Mr Raab). When we undergo the whole...
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Vetting 16 Dec 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department last reviewed the time taken by the West Midlands Constabulary to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service application.
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Vetting 15 Dec 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what sanctions her Department has available to take against a Constabulary which takes over 90 working days to process a Disclosure and Barring Service application.

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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 8 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 55.23% 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") 584 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jan 2015.

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

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