How Mark Francois voted since 2001
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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 a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
Voted moderately against more EU integration Source
Voted strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
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Mark Francois hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
The armed forces are making a significant contribution in tackling the grave threat posed by Ebola in Sierra Leone. RFA Argus, which left Falmouth on 17 October, is due to arrive off Freetown by the end of this month. Approximately 750 UK armed forces personnel will be in Sierra Leone by the end of October. Those personnel are supporting the Department for International Development-led...
Defence is indeed playing a significant role, supporting the Department for International Development, which leads Her Majesty’s Government’s £125-million mission to support Sierra Leone. The defence contribution to controlling the Ebola outbreak in west Africa—Op Gritrock, as we call it—is well advanced. The contribution is led by 2nd Medical Brigade and 104th...
Leaving Calais out of it for a moment, there is a need for the international community to do much more to support the effort against Ebola. That includes a need for an increase in spending, and for more support for international personnel working in the region. We recently held a donors conference in London for our international partners. The Ministry of Defence has engaged widely, securing...
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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, Selection Committee (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 8 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 81.15% 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") 492 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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