Shailesh Vara

MP, North West Cambridgeshire

North West Cambridgeshire Conservative

Shailesh Vara’s voting in Parliament

Shailesh Vara is a Conservative MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Shailesh Vara sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Shailesh Vara generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Shailesh Vara’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Shailesh Vara’s full vote analysis page for more.

Shailesh Vara never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Procurement 30 Jul 2015

    PQ 5623 1. Professional Services, Evaluation of Sentencing Council Guidelines. 2. HMP Holloway Fire Safety Improvements. 3. Reducing Reoffending, Provision of three Risk assessments at HMP Swaleside, East Sutton Park and Stanford Hill. 4. Operational Goods, Supply of Portable Mobile Phone Detection Equipment. 5. Reducing Reoffending, Retender of Provision for 1 forensic psychology...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Social Security Benefits: Appeals 30 Jul 2015

    The First-tier Tribunal – Social Security and Child Support (SSCS) administered by HM Courts & Tribunals Service, hears appeals against Department for Work and Pensions’ decisions on a range of benefits. The table below shows the average length of time to administer appeals in respect of (a) personal independence payment (PIP), (b) employment and support allowance (ESA), (c)...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Courts: Fees and Charges 30 Jul 2015

    This government believes that convicted adult offenders should pay towards the costs of running the criminal courts. Recovering some of these costs from convicted offenders will reduce the burden on taxpayers. My department has received representations from the magistracy and defence practitioners about the criminal courts charge. Only convicted offenders pay the criminal courts...

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Conservative MP for North West Cambridgeshire

Entered the 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 (since 7 Oct 2013)

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 (8 Nov 2006 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 11 Dec 2006)
  • Vice-Chair, Conservative Party (1 Jul 2001 to 1 Jul 2005)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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More about this

  • Has spoken in 10 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 during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 94.34% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 8 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above 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.
  • 126 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Shailesh Vara’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 229 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Aug 2015.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: V Pankhania Foundation
Address of donor: 7 Churchill Court, 58 Station Road, Harrow HA2 7SA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets for the Royal Charity Polo Cup, value £1,000

Date received: 11 July 2015

Date accepted: 11 July 2015

Donor status: company, registration number 6653185

(Registered 31 July 2015)
6. Land and property: (i) value over £100,000 (ii) rental income of over £10,000 a year
Flat in London: (i) and (ii) (Registered 31 May 2010)
Joint owner of farmland in Gujarat, India: (i)
8. Miscellaneous
Non-practising solicitor.

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