How Hugo Swire voted since 2001
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Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
Voted strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
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Hugo Swire hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
I have been following the situation in Hong Kong particularly closely in recent weeks. The Government have called on all sides to ensure that the demonstrations remain peaceful. Equally, it is important that Hong Kong’s fundamental rights and freedoms continue to be respected, including the rights to freedom of speech and freedom of assembly in accordance with the law. The Government...
We have raised the treatment of the Rohingya in every one of our recent ministerial contacts with the Burmese Government. The former Foreign Secretary, my right hon. Friend the Member for Richmond (Yorks) (Mr Hague), raised the situation in Rakhine State in a call with his Burmese counterpart, U Wunna Maung Lwin, in April 2014. He called for the Burmese Government to facilitate humanitarian...
I congratulate my right hon. Friend the Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Sir John Randall) on securing the debate. As he said, my right hon. Friend the Minister for Europe would have been delighted to respond, but he is currently travelling on ministerial duties. It is therefore my pleasure to respond on behalf of the Government. I pay tribute to my right hon. Friend the Member for...
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Conservative MP for East Devon
Entered House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
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Topics of interest
- Culture Media and Sport
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Home Department
- Olympic Games: Greater London
- National Lottery
- London Olympics
Currently held offices
- The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Other offices held in the past
- The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office (13 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport, Culture, Media & Sport (16 Dec 2005 to 6 Jul 2007)
- Chairman, Advisory Committee on Works of Art (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Shadow Minister (the Arts), The Family & Culture, Media & Sport (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
- Member, Advisory Committee on Works of Art (10 Jan 2005 to 11 Apr 2005)
- Shadow Minister (the Arts), Home Affairs (18 Nov 2004 to 20 May 2005)
- Member, Advisory Committee of Works of Art (to 10 Jan 2005)
- Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
- Assistant Chief Whip, Whips (10 May 2004 to 18 Nov 2004)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 22 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 medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 55.77% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 8 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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") 403 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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