Alistair Burt

North East Bedfordshire Conservative

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How Alistair Burt voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
  • Voted moderately against more EU integrationDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
  • Voted moderately for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
  • Voted moderately for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails
  • Voted moderately for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails

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Alistair Burt hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Beer: Competition 31 Mar 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when he intends to publish a response to the consultation on pub companies and tenants.
  • Bedford Magistrates Court 25 Mar 2014

    I am listening carefully to the argument that is being put forward by my hon. Friend, but I would raise two issues. First, if the courts in Bedford are so manifestly inadequate, why did that not come out in the consultation process in 2010, when the courts were not considered for closure and these issues were not mentioned? Secondly, he referred to magistrates supporting the proposals. Of...
  • Bedford Magistrates Court 25 Mar 2014

    I should like to join my hon. Friend the Member for Bedford (Richard Fuller) in drawing to the attention of the House the proposed changes to the magistrates courts in Bedford and Luton. As he has said, this is an unhappy process. The dynamics at work are a series of measures in recent years to consolidate legal proceedings to be heard in Luton, and the gradual erosion of Bedfordthe county...

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Conservative MP for North East Bedfordshire


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Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • Education and Skills
  • Health
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Treasury
  • Individual Learning Accounts
  • Yarl's Wood
  • Departmental Correspondence
  • Yarl's Wood Detention Centre
  • Asylum Seekers

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (17 May 2010 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Member, Administration Committee (31 Mar 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Selection Committee (20 Aug 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • Assistant Chief Whip, Whips (4 Jun 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • Deputy Chairman (Development), The Conservative Party (4 Jun 2008 to 19 Jan 2009)
  • Deputy Chairman (Local Government), The Conservative Party (27 Jul 2007 to 4 Jun 2008)
  • Shadow Minister, Communities and Local Government (6 Jul 2007 to 19 Jan 2009)
  • Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government), Communities and Local Government (18 Jan 2006 to 6 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government), Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (16 Dec 2005 to 18 Jan 2006)
  • Shadow Minister, Local Government Affairs & Communities (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
  • Member, Urban Affairs Sub-committee Committee (to 11 Jun 2004)
  • Parliamentary Private Secretaries To Leader of the Opposition (10 May 2004 to 20 May 2005)

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  • Has spoken in 31 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 4 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 49.22% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 16 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 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") 865 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payment of £3,333.32 from PLLG Investors Advisors Ltd, 1200 Century Way, Thorpe Business Park, Leeds LS15 8ZA, for consulting services. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 17 March 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Bahraini Inter-Parliamentary Union
Address of donor: Bahrain IPU, Natiional Assemlby, PO Box 54040, Manama
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights to and from Bahrain; £3,040
Destination of visit: Manama, Bahrain
Date of visit: 6-9 December 2013
Purpose of visit: delegation of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Bahrain to the Manama Dialogue
(Registered 23 January 2014)
Address of donor: c/o Lower Ground Floor, 23 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6LB
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): costs of travel and accommodation, £3,000
Destination of visit: Iraqi Kurdistan
Date of visit: 15-19 February 2014
Purpose of visit: Kurdistan Region in Iraq APPG fact-finding trip to Erbil and Balisa village to meet ministers, civil society organizations and others.
(Registered 17 March 2014)
Name of donor: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)
Address of donor: MOFA, Dubai, UAE
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): cost of travel and accommodation for myself and spouse, £7,000
Destination of visit: UAE
Date of visit: 21-24 February 2014
Purpose of visit: meetings and visits as Chair of the APPG UAE
(Registered 17 March 2014)

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