How Mark Francois voted since 2001
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Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Source
Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Source
Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
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Mark Francois hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
Holding answer received on 21 October 2014 Since August 2014 the UK has gifted urgent lethal military support to the Peshmerga in the form of heavy machine guns and ammunition to Kurdish forces at the request of the Iraqi Government in Baghdad. Non-lethal items such as Halal rations, sleeping bags, body armour and helmets have also been supplied. In addition, we have assisted with...
Holding answer received on 19 November 2014 UK Armed Forces continue to make a significant contribution to the international effort to counter ISIL. UK air assets remain active, conducting surveillance in Syria and surveillance and strike missions in Iraq. Through the action we have already taken, we are helping to halt and reverse ISIL's advances.
Holding answer received on 08 September 2014 The Rt Hon Mark Francois: The number of sorties in which RAF crews have utilised a USAF Reaper to undertake a UK Sortie in Afghanistan for each year between 2008 and 2014 is given in the following table. Year Number of United Kingdom Sorties utilising a USAF Air Vehicle 2008 2 2009 21 2010 4 2011 64 2012 180 2013...
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Conservative MP for Rayleigh and Wickford
Entered House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
Also represented Rayleigh
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Topics of interest
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Home Department
- Departmental Expenditure
- Gershon Review
- Departments: Furniture
- Departmental Fixed Assets
- Departments: Official Cars
Currently held offices
- The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (17 Jan 2011 to 8 Mar 2011)
- Member, Administration Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 22 Oct 2012)
- Member, Committee of Selection (21 Jun 2010 to 9 May 2013)
- The Vice-Chamberlain of Her Majesty's Household (12 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
- Shadow Minister (Europe), Foreign Affairs (27 Jul 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Shadow Minister for Europe, Foreign Affairs (19 Jan 2009 to 27 Jul 2009)
- Shadow Minister, Foreign Affairs (6 Jul 2007 to 19 Jan 2009)
- Shadow Minister (Europe), Foreign Affairs (27 Mar 2007 to 6 Jul 2007)
- Shadow Minister, Treasury (20 May 2005 to 27 Mar 2007)
- Shadow Minister, Economic Affairs (9 Sep 2004 to 20 May 2005)
- Member, Environmental Audit Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Assistant Chief Whip, Whips (10 May 2004 to 20 Oct 2004)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 13 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- 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 high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 80.45% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 11 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") 501 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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