How Mark Francois voted since 2001
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Voted strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
Voted moderately against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
Voted moderately for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
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Mark Francois hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
Holding answer received on 15 January 2015 During the course of training, eleven trainees were arrested but not subsequently charged. All eleven were returned to Libya shortly after their release from police custody with the cooperation of the Libyan authorities. The alleged offences were grievous bodily harm, sexual assault, common assault, rape and an offence under section 4 of...
Holding answer received on 04 March 2015 The Ministry of Defence has been learning lessons through our operations in Afghanistan, from better detection and defusing of IEDs to the training of Afghan forces to ensure they can provide their own security. Our recent focus has been on successful drawdown from the ISAF combat mission and transition to the NATO Resolute Support Mission....
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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) (3 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Minister (Europe), Foreign Affairs (27 Mar 2007 to 6 Jul 2007)
- Shadow Minister, Treasury (20 May 2005 to 27 Mar 2007)
- Shadow Paymaster General (10 May 2005 to 3 Jul 2007)
- Shadow Minister, Economic Affairs (9 Sep 2004 to 20 May 2005)
- Member, Environmental Audit Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Shadow Economic Secretary (Treasury) (10 May 2004 to 10 May 2005)
- Assistant Chief Whip, Whips (10 May 2004 to 20 Oct 2004)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (10 May 2002 to 10 May 2004)
- Member, Environmental Audit Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 12 Jul 2005)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 16 debates in the last year — 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 80.39% 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.
- 120 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Mark Francois’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 514 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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