Alistair Burt

MP, North East Bedfordshire

North East Bedfordshire Conservative

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How Alistair Burt voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted moderately for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted moderately for increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Has never voted on paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
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Alistair Burt hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Government Strategy Against IS 12 Sep 2014

    If the so-called Islamic State is confronted seriously in Iraq, it will inevitably drift over the border into Syria, particularly if it believes in any way that Syria should be a safe haven. It will then continue to collude with the Assad regime in committing acts of terrorism against the Syrian people. There is already a force in Syria fighting both the Assad regime and the extremists, the...
  • Bills Presented: Ukraine, Middle East, North Africa and Security 10 Sep 2014

    This has been an exceptionally good debate and we have covered a lot of ground. I was particularly keen to listen to my hon. Friend the Member for Penrith and The Border (Rory Stewart). When he speaks we listen to him with a mixture of shock and awe—if I can use that phrase—and his powerful description of our deficiencies in resources is familiar to any of us who have knocked...
  • Bills Presented: Ukraine, Middle East, North Africa and Security 10 Sep 2014

    I will be very brief. Just before history gets completely rewritten, may I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether he thinks that pressure on the economy in Iran played any part whatever in bringing Iran back to the negotiating table to talk about its nuclear file?

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Conservative MP for North East Bedfordshire

Entered House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Also represented Bury North


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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

Currently held offices

  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee)

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 33 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 8 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 50.68% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 17 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") 874 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from PLLG Investors Advisors Ltd, 1200 Century Way, Thorpe Business Park, Leeds LS15 8ZA:
£3,333.32 received for consulting services. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 17 March 2014)
£1,666.66 received on 2 April 2014, for consulting services. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 14 April 2014)
£1,666.66 received on 12 May 2014, for consulting services. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 14 May 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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