How Hugo Swire voted since 2001
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Voted moderately for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
Voted strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability 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 greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions Source
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Hugo Swire hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
I congratulate my old friend the hon. Member for North Durham (Mr Jones) on securing the debate, and I pay tribute to him for the strong support that he has given Mr Rochester’s family over what is now a long period. As he said, his predecessor Lord Radice did the same before him. The hon. Gentleman has rightly raised a number of issues relating to the case with the Foreign and...
The hon. Gentleman is right—of course they will not get closure until they see the whole report. However, the Greeks are standing firm on this matter and have said that the results can be disclosed only to a next of kin or legally appointed representative. We will raise the case again although I suspect we will not get very far on that particular point. It is not for the Foreign and...
I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Gloucester (Richard Graham) on securing the debate. I do not call him my hon. Friend just as a courtesy; he was my excellent Parliamentary Private Secretary in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office until recently, and I pay tribute to his valuable work, his deep personal interest and his well-informed advice to me on Hong Kong and China over the...
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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 55.76% 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") 405 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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