Bill Wiggin

MP, North Herefordshire

North Herefordshire Conservative

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How Bill Wiggin voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted very strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted moderately for reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Source
  • Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
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Bill Wiggin occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Mobile Phone Signal (Fownhope) 6 Jan 2015

    I should perhaps have mentioned this during my speech, but is the Minister aware that DEFRA has changed the rules for most farmers, so that all their single farm payments will now be made electronically online? Those people cannot always get a signal, so perhaps money could be made available from DEFRA to help with that project, which I welcome.
  • Mobile Phone Signal (Fownhope) 6 Jan 2015

    The Minister is lucky to be able to make voice calls, and, indeed, to text. He would not be able to do that if he lived in Fownhope. The biggest robbery of the mobile phone industry resulted from the extortionate 2G and 3G licences that were levied under the last Government, which I believe led to the lack of investment with which we are miserably trying to deal by means of this debate.
  • Mobile Phone Signal (Fownhope) 6 Jan 2015

    It is not necessarily essential that those people should try the phone. It is the signal that is key, so only a SIM card is required.

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Conservative MP for North Herefordshire

Entered House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

Also represented Leominster


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Topics of interest

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Transport
  • Defence
  • Avian Influenza
  • Fisheries: Quotas
  • Fisheries
  • Bovine TB
  • Zimbabwe

Other offices held in the past

  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (12 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Whip, Whips (19 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister, Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (6 Jul 2007 to 19 Jan 2009)
  • Shadow Minister (Agriculture & Fisheries), Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (16 Dec 2005 to 6 Jul 2007)
  • (Also Shadow Secretary of State for Wales), Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, Wales (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, Local and Devolved Government Affairs (10 May 2004 to 20 May 2005)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 27 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 62 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 86.84% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 13 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 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") 375 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jan 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Retained by Apex Fund Services Holdings, Veritas House, 125 Finsbury Pavement, London EC2A 1HQ, to seek new clients for offices run by Apex. Remuneration of $5,000 (approx £3,177) a month, plus commission, for six month contract starting 15 March 2013, and renewed on 15 September 2013 and 15 March 2014. Hours: expected to be 8 hrs a week. (£35,001-£40,000, before commission). (Registered 17 April 2013; updated 31 October 2013 and 13 November 2014)
16 December 2013, payment of £2,926.66 for the period 16 November 2013 to 15 December 2013. (Registered 13 January 2014)
I received shares, worth approximately £6,000 in total, in lieu of payments from Apex in January and February 2014. The value of the shares is below the registrable threshold. (Registered 6 February 2014)
17 March 2014, payment of £2,914.05 for the period 16 February to 15 March 2014. (Registered 20 March 2014)
14 April 2014, payment of £2,903.60 for the period 16 March to 15 April 2014. (Registered 6 May 2014)
21 May 2014, payment of £2,878.17 for the period 16 April to 15 May 2014. (Registered 23 June 2014)
17 June 2014, payment of £2,854.41 for the period 16 May 2014 to 15 June 2014. (Registered 2 July 2014)
16 July 2014, payment of £2,823.31 for the period 16 June 2014 to 15 July 2014. (Registered 29 July 2014)
19 August 2014, payment of £2,901.31 for the period 16 July 2014 to 15 August 2014. (Registered 8 September 2014)
16 September 2014, payment of £2,991.06 for the period 16 August 2014 to 15 September 2014. (Registered 21 October 2014)
15 October 2014, payment of £3,047.25 for the period 16 September 2014 to 15 October 2014. (Registered 27 October 2014)
18 November 2014, payment of £3,096.31 for the period 16 October 2014 to 15 November 2014. (Registered 25 November 2014)
8. Land and Property
Agricultural land in Herefordshire, near to my home. (Registered 4 July 2013)

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