How Hugo Swire 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 strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
Voted moderately against more EU integration Source
Voted a mixture of for and against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
Voted strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
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Hugo Swire hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
Last month, the Sri Lankan Appeals Court lifted the temporary suspension on the deportation of asylum seekers and refugees from Sri Lanka. We are concerned that deportations have resumed. Officials at our High Commission in Colombo have raised our concerns with the Sri Lankan government, including by joining an EU demarche to the Sri Lankan government on this issue. We have made clear that...
The UK supports freedom of religion and belief and the rights of minorities to practice their faith. We are aware of concerns in Malaysia about rising acts of religious intolerance and we regularly raise the issue of freedom of religion with the Malaysian authorities. Freedom of religion was at the heart of my right hon. and noble Friend the former Minister of State's (Baroness Warsi's) visit...
My right hon. and noble Friend the former Minister of State, Baroness Warsi, raised Anwar Ibrahim’s case with senior members of the Malaysian government during her visit to Malaysia in April this year. Our High Commission in Malaysia has also discussed the matter with Malaysian ministers and officials on a number of occasions in recent months and is closely monitoring Anwar’s...
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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 24 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 55.78% 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") 408 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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