The hon. Lady talks about rushing ahead. The West Lothian question has existed for 20 years. In 13 years of government, Labour did nothing to address it. This is something we worked on carefully in Opposition. It was a pledge in our manifesto. Last year, the former Leader of the House, William Hague, wrote to the acting leader of the Labour party inviting her to take part in cross-party talks...
I absolutely agree with my hon. Friend. I congratulate him on his uncontested re-election as Chair of the Procedure Committee. That shows the respect this House has for him. I ask him to see this as an ongoing task for his Committee. I have said I will return to this in 12 months’ time. In the meantime, I would like him to track the workings of this not simply over the next few weeks,...
The hon. Gentleman seems a tad on the exercised side. I simply do not accept that what he says would represent the common-sense view of the Scottish people who, after all, voted for the Union a few months ago. This is not about his constituents. It is about my constituents and the constituents of hon. Members on both sides of the House. We have a Scottish package of devolution; we have a...
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Conservative MP for Epsom and Ewell
Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
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Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Local Government and the Regions
- Work and Pensions
- Network Rail
- London Underground
Currently held offices
- Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons (since 8 May 2015)
Other offices held in the past
- The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice (6 Sep 2012 to 8 May 2015)
- The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions (13 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
- Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) (19 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (3 Jul 2007 to 19 Jan 2009)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Transport (8 Dec 2005 to 3 Jul 2007)
- Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (15 Jul 2005 to 16 Jan 2006)
- Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (10 May 2005 to 8 Dec 2005)
- Shadow Minister (Education) (10 May 2003 to 10 May 2005)
- Member, Transport Committee (22 Jul 2002 to 2 Dec 2002)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (10 Jul 2002 to 20 Dec 2002)
- Shadow Minister (Health) (10 May 2002 to 10 May 2003)
- Member, Urban Affairs Sub-committee (16 Jul 2001 to 22 Jul 2002)
- Member, Transport, Local Government & The Regions Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 22 Jul 2002)
- Member, Transport Sub-committee (16 Jul 2001 to 22 Jul 2002)
Previous MPs in this constituency
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- Has spoken in 19 debates in the last year — 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 very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 100.00% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 15 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 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") 1143 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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