Alistair Burt

MP, North East Bedfordshire

North East Bedfordshire Conservative

Alistair Burt’s voting in Parliament

Alistair Burt is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

This is a selection of Alistair Burt’s votes.

  • Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes

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Alistair Burt has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Dietary Advice and Childhood Obesity Strategy 23 May 2016

    I thank the right hon. Gentleman for the question. The Under-Secretary of State for Health, my hon. Friend the Member for Battersea (Jane Ellison), is principally responsible for this issue, but as she is on Government business in Geneva—a cruel twist of fate— I am pleased to respond to his question. Tackling the unacceptable level of childhood obesity in this country is a major...
  • Dietary Advice and Childhood Obesity Strategy 23 May 2016

    I thank the right hon. Gentleman for taking the opportunity of the report’s publication to give the Government the chance to respond and, hopefully, to put in the public realm a degree of concern about the report to back up the comments that he has made. I can do no better at this stage than quote what the chief knowledge officer of Public Health England, Professor John Newton, said...
  • Dietary Advice and Childhood Obesity Strategy 23 May 2016

    I am delighted to welcome the question from my hon. Friend the Member for Bury North—may God bless all who live there. I had a small bet with the Secretary of State on how long it would be before the words “nanny state” were uttered, and I was not disappointed. My hon. Friend is right to ask the question, and we still want to encourage children to move more and eat...

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Conservative MP for North East Bedfordshire

Entered the 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

  • The Minister of State, Department of Health (since 8 May 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (17 Jul 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (17 May 2010 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Member, Administration Committee (30 Mar 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (25 Feb 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (20 Jan 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Deputy Chair, Conservative Party (1 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (10 May 2005 to 20 Jan 2008)
  • Parliamentary Private Secretaries To Leader of the Opposition (10 May 2004 to 20 May 2005)
  • Member, International Development Committee (18 Nov 2002 to 17 Nov 2003)
  • Member, Urban Affairs Sub-committee (15 Oct 2002 to 16 Dec 2002)
  • Member, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee (22 Jul 2002 to 16 Dec 2002)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 4 Mar 2002)
  • Member, International Development Committee (1 Jan 2001 to 12 Nov 2001)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (1 Jan 2001 to 1 Dec 2002)
  • Minister (Department of Social Security) (Disabled) (6 Jul 1995 to 2 May 1997)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Social Security) (14 Apr 1992 to 6 Jul 1995)

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  • Has spoken in 39 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Alistair Burt’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 87.73% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 18 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well 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") 1027 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 16 May 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
Until 13 May 2015, non-executive director of President Energy PLC, 17 Hanover Square, London W1S 1BN, an independent, international oil and gas exploration and production company. Expected annual remuneration of £20,000 for approximately 12 days a year. (Registered 12 March 2015; updated 9 July 2015)
31 March 2015, £1,666.67 received. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 28 May 2015)
30 April 2015, £1,666.67 received. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 28 May 2015)
1 May 2015, £2,500 received from Global Partners Governance Practice Ltd, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LT, in respect of their Foreign Office contract to provide mentoring and support services to Parliamentarians and their staff in the Middle East and North Africa. Payment relates to UAE trip and preparation February/March 2015 Hours: 40 hrs. (Registered 28 May 2015)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)
Address of donor: Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): cost of travel and accommodation for myself and spouse; value £8,000

Destination of visit: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Date of visit: 12 – 15 November 2015

Purpose of visit: attendance at the Sir Bani Yas Forum 2015 at the invitation of MOFA.

(Registered 01 December 2015)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Eve Burt, as Office Manager

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