Shailesh Vara

MP, North West Cambridgeshire

North West Cambridgeshire Conservative

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How Shailesh Vara voted
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  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Source
  • Voted strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
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Shailesh Vara hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Ministerial Statements — Justice: Enhanced Court Fees 16 Jan 2015

    I am today publishing the Government response to part two of the consultation “Court Fees: proposals for reform.” We are rightly proud of our system of justice. We have some of the best lawyers, and finest judges, in the world. That is why so many people and organisations choose to bring their disputes to this country. The courts play a critical role in our society, providing...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Legal Costs 14 Jan 2015

    The Ministry of Justice is unable to provide the total expenditure in this case. Some issues of costs between the parties are yet to be determined and the Ministry of Justice has yet to receive final bills for legal fees and disbursements. In addition, legal advisers within the Legal Aid Agency do not claim for time spent advising on the defence of individual legal challenges brought against...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Social Security Benefits: Appeals 14 Jan 2015

    The First-tier Tribunal (Social Security and Child Support), administered by HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS), hears appeals against Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) decisions on a range of benefits. HMCTS does not record data specifically relating to appeals against sanctions imposed by DWP and does not therefore hold the information requested.

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Conservative MP for North West Cambridgeshire

Entered House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Justice
  • Work and Pensions
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Departmental Data Protection
  • Departmental Written Questions
  • Departmental Art Works
  • Departmental Reviews
  • Human Trafficking

Currently held offices

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Finance and Services Committee (14 Nov 2011 to 14 Jan 2013)
  • Member, Administration Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 14 Nov 2011)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (12 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons, Parliament (8 Sep 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Deputy Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, Parliament (27 Jul 2009 to 8 Sep 2009)
  • Deputy Shadow Leader, Parliament (6 Jul 2007 to 27 Jul 2009)
  • Deputy Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, Leader of the House of Commons (8 Nov 2006 to 6 Jul 2007)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 12 Dec 2006)

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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 high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 86.35% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above 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 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 127 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Shailesh Vara’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 224 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jan 2015.

6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, Government of India
Address of donor: c/o High Commission of India, India House, Aldwych, London WC2B 4NA.
Amount of donation: Approximately £2,160, which included travel to and from India,
transportation within New Delhi, accommodation and some meals.
Destination: New Delhi, India.
Date of visit: 6-10 January 2014
Purpose of visit: To receive the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman (an award conferred by the Government of India on persons of Indian origin living overseas) from the President of India.
(Registered 28 January 2014)
8. Land and Property
Flat in London from which rental income is received.
Joint owner of farmland in Gujarat, India. No rent or other income received.
9. Shareholdings
(a) Crofton (MH) Ltd; a property investment company. (Registered 14 January 2013)
11. Miscellaneous
Non-practising solicitor.
I have shares in Nation1 Group UK Ltd, a digital communications company (which are not registrable under Category 9), some of which were in consideration for consulting work done for Futurecomm International Ltd, trading as Nation1, a digital communications company.

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