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.
Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
Generally voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
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Alistair Burt has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
I begin by congratulating the right hon. Member for Tottenham (Mr Lammy) on securing this debate on an issue that I know is important to him and his constituents. I thank him for his courtesy in letting us see a copy of his speech; that was much appreciated. I also thank the hon. Member for Hornsey and Wood Green (Catherine West) for raising the issues that she did. I have to say that I...
It is just about 24 years since I first walked into Richmond House as Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the then Department of Social Security. In that time, I have had the privilege of being involved in many debates that belie the common view outside this place that we either know nothing about a subject or are not personally involved and do not care. I would put this debate right up there...
I will take just this one intervention, because I am on a tight timetable.
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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
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- 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 36 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 WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 87.16% 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") 1018 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 18 Apr 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)
Name of donor: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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
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