Richard Shepherd

Aldridge-Brownhills Conservative

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How Richard Shepherd voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
  • Voted strongly for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
  • Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
  • Voted moderately against university tuition feesDetails

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Richard Shepherd quite often rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Justice: Charter of Fundamental Rights (EU) 24 Feb 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to his contribution on 19 November 2013 on the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, what meetings he has had with officials to determine a suitable test case; what time limit he has set for his Department to identify a suitable test case; and when he intends to report to Parliament on progress made.
  • Written Answers — Justice: European Convention On Human Rights 24 Feb 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Christchurch of 10 December 2013, Official Report, column 123W, on the European Convention on Human Rights, when he intends to bring the EU's accession to the European Convention on Human Rights before Parliament for its approval; and what recent meetings he has had on this matter.
  • Children and Families Bill (Programme No. 3): Presumption of Innocence and EU Law 10 Feb 2014

    I just want to add a few words to this conversation. I commend the hon. Member for Hammersmith (Mr Slaughter) on setting out so well the anxieties many of us will feel. It is not very long ago in our history that we were enormously proud of both our constitution and our legal system. It is, as the hon. Gentleman has pointed out, a common law system that covers Northern Ireland, England and...

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Conservative MP for Aldridge-Brownhills


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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 6 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 7 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 55.47% 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") 578 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 2014.

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

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