Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament
How Shailesh Vara voted on key issues
- Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted moderately against more EU integrationDetails
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted very strongly for fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted moderately against a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Has never voted on a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted moderately against equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted very strongly against restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted very strongly for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted very strongly for reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted strongly for a smoking banDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
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Conservative MP for North West Cambridgeshire
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Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Work and Pensions
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Departmental Data Protection
- Departmental Written Questions
- Departmental Art Works
- Departmental Reviews
- Human Trafficking
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)
Previous MPs in this constituency
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- Has spoken in 17 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 87.80% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 7 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 184 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 24 Feb 2014.
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.
Date of visit: 6-10 January 2014
(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.
(a) Crofton (MH
) Ltd; a property investment company. (Registered 14 January 2013)
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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