Charles Hendry

MP, Wealden

Wealden Conservative

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How Charles Hendry voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
  • Voted strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
  • Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
  • Voted strongly for fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
  • Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails

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Charles Hendry occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment 1 Sep 2014

    A constituent has contacted me to tell me that when he turned up for his assessment he was told that it had been cancelled because there were too many people waiting, so he was sent home. He then missed two further appointments, arguably through no fault of his own, and has now been refused a further assessment. Will the Minister intervene to ensure that, as the first one was cancelled...
  • Alleged Police Crimes (Investigations) 21 Jul 2014

    I am grateful to my right hon. Friend for giving way, and I am particularly grateful to him for the sensitive and thoughtful way in which he is responding to the debate. Will he, however, look at the role of the Police Federation in this? When an instruction was left that Stewart Chalmers should be arrested, the Police Federation got involved in a way that was described as...
  • Alleged Police Crimes (Investigations) 21 Jul 2014

    I am most grateful to have this chance to introduce this Adjournment debate shortly before the summer recess. Late one February evening five years ago my young constituent, Luke Bland, received a call from one of his closest friends, Ben Blackford. Ben’s car had been involved in a minor accident and he asked for Luke’s help to move it. Even though it was a dark night and the...

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Conservative MP for Wealden

Entered House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

Also represented High Peak

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Topics of interest

  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Education and Skills
  • Trade and Industry
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Connexions
  • Departmental Websites
  • Renewable Energy
  • Training Courses
  • Postal Services

Other offices held in the past

  • The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change (13 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Shadow Minister (Energy), Energy and Climate Change (27 Jul 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee (20 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister, Energy and Climate Change (7 Oct 2008 to 27 Jul 2009)
  • Shadow Minister, Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (6 Jul 2007 to 7 Oct 2008)
  • Shadow Minister (Energy, Science and Technology), Trade & Industry (20 Oct 2006 to 6 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Minister, Trade & Industry (20 May 2005 to 20 Oct 2006)
  • Deputy Chairman & Shadow Minister for Young People, Conservative Party (17 Mar 2005 to 20 May 2005)
  • Shadow Minister for Young People and Deputy Chairman of the Party, Education (17 Mar 2005 to 20 May 2005)
  • Shadow Minister (Young People and Deputy Chairman of the Party), Education (6 Jul 2004 to 17 Mar 2005)
  • Member, Culture, Media & Sport Committee (to 14 Jun 2004)
  • Deputy Chairman, Conservative Party (10 May 2004 to 17 Mar 2005)
  • Shadow Minister (Young People), Public Services, Health & Education (10 May 2004 to 6 Jul 2004)

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  • Has spoken in 21 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 6 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 72.10% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 16 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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") 582 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
From 4 February 2013, Non-executive Chairman of Forewind Ltd, an offshore wind development company. Address: Davidson House, Forbury Square, Reading RG1 3EU. Annual salary of £48,000 for one day per month. (Registered 6 February 2013)
June 2013, received £4,000. Hours: 7 hrs (Registered 10 July 2013)
31 July 2013, received £4,000. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 28 August 2013)
30 August 2013, received £4,000. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 29 October 2013)
30 September 2013, received £4,000. Hours: 12 hrs. (Registered 29 October 2013)
31 October 2013, received £4,000 for October 2013. Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 26 November 2013)
29 November 2013, received £4,000 for November 2013. Hours: 7 hrs. (Registered 6 January 2014)
31 December 2013, received £4,000 for December 2013. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 6 January 2014)
31 January 2014, received £4,000 for January 2014. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 20 January 2014)
28 February 2014, received £4,000 for February 2014.  Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 25 March 2014)
31 March 2014, received £4,000 for March 2014.  Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 28 April 2014)
30 April 2014, received £4,000 for April 2014.  Hours: 11 hrs. (Registered 29 May 2014)
From 18 June 2013, Senior Adviser to Atlantic Supergrid Corporation Ltd, a company researching the scope for a transmission cable between Iceland and the UK/continental Europe.Address: Vestry House, Laurence Pountney Hill, London EC4R 0EH.  Annual income of £18,000 for one and half days per month.(Registered 18 June 2013)
8 July 2013, received £3,000 for June and July 2013. Hours: 19 hrs. (Registered 22 July 2013)
29 August 2013, received £1,500 for August 2013. Hours: 10 hrs. (Registered 27 September 2013)
29 August 2013, received £1,500 for September 2013. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 27 September 2013)
1 October 2013, received £1,500 for October 2013. Hours: 6 hrs.(Registered 29 October 2013)
31 October 2013, received £1,500 for November 2013. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 26 November 2013)
3 December 2013, received £1,500 for December 2013. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 6 January 2014)
31 December 2013, received £1,500 for January 2014. Hours: 7 hrs. (Registered 28 January 2014)
31 January 2014, received £1,500 for February 2014.  Hours: 5 hrs. (5 March 2014)
4 March 2014, received £1,500 for March 2014.  Hours: 6 hrs. (31 March 2014)
1 April 2014, received £1,500 for April 2014.  Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 28 April 2014)
1 May 2014, received £1,500 for May 2014.  Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 29 May 2014)
From 1 February 2014, consultant to Vitol Group, an energy trading and service company. Address: Belgrave House, 76 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9TQ. Annual remuneration: £60,000, for one and a half days per month. (Registered 20 February 2014)
27 March 2014, received £5,000 for February 2014.  Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 8 April 2014)
9 May 2014, received £5,000 for April 2014.  Hours: 7 hrs. (Registered 29 May 2014)
April 2014, received £5,000 for March 2014.  Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 2 June 2014)
14 March 2014, received £500 from the University of Cambridge, 10 Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1QA, for lecture at the Centre for Science and Policy. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 9 April 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Atlantic Supergrid Corporation LLP
Address of donor: Vestry House, Laurence Pountney Hill, London EC4R 0EH
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Travel to and from Reykjavik and accommodation at the City Center Plaza Hotel, Reykjavik, with approximate value of £1,200
Destination of visit: Reykjavik
Date of visit: 7-9 July 2013
Purpose of visit: Meetings with Icelandic government and businesses
(Registered 10 July 2013)
8. Land and Property
Residential property and agricultural land in Scotland, jointly owned with my wife, from which rental income is received. Forestry in Scotland from which occasional income is received. (Registered 16 April 2012)
11. Miscellaneous
Unremunerated Visiting Professor at the University of Edinburgh Business School and Academy of Government (effective from 26 November 2012).  (Registered 13 December 2012)
President of the charity, National Energy Action (effective from 17 January 2013). This is an unremunerated position. (Registered 7 February 2013)
Trustee of the charity, The British Institute of Energy Economics (effective from 1 April 2014). This is an unremunerated position. (Registered 1 April 2014)

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