Hugo Swire

MP, East Devon

East Devon Conservative

A selection of Hugo Swire's votes

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  • Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Details
  • Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions Details
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Details
  • Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Details
  • Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Details
  • Voted strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Details

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Hugo Swire never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • MV Seaman Guard Ohio — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] 30 Jun 2015

    I congratulate the hon. Member for Wansbeck (Ian Lavery) on securing the debate and I commend the strong support he has given to his constituent, Mr Nick Dunn, and the rest of the British crew of the Seaman Guard Ohio. Three of the men are now represented by three new hon. Members, who I think are all in their places in this Chamber. The hon. Gentleman has rightly raised with the Foreign and...
  • MV Seaman Guard Ohio — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] 30 Jun 2015

    If the hon. Gentleman will allow me to develop my speech, I will remind people that the matter has been appealed, and the case starts tomorrow in the Supreme Court. That is the Indian judicial process, within the boundaries and confines of which we have to operate. Consular staff are not investigative officers or legal advisers, nor can they—or any of us—take a view on the guilt...
  • MV Seaman Guard Ohio — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] 30 Jun 2015

    I will come to that. At no stage have we asked anyone to beg for anything. On 12 October 2013, the ship was detained by the Indian coastal guard security off the Tuticorin port in Tamil Nadu. Consular staff in Chennai were alerted on 14 October to reports of a vessel being held, and the Indian legal process began four days later on 18 October. Permission to visit the men was sent on the...

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Conservative MP for East Devon

Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Health
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Olympic Games: Greater London
  • National Lottery
  • Casinos
  • London Olympics
  • Gambling

Currently held offices

  • The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (since 6 Sep 2012)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office (13 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Chair, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (11 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (10 May 2005 to 3 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport) (1 Jan 2004 to 10 May 2005)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jun 2003 to 1 Jun 2004)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (2 Dec 2002 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (11 Jul 2001 to 11 Jul 2005)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 21 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 medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 96.55% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 8 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") 444 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

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