Shailesh Vara

North West Cambridgeshire Conservative

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How Shailesh Vara voted
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  • Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
  • Voted strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
  • Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails

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Shailesh Vara hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Justice: Coroners 10 Apr 2014

    Rules 12 to 15 of the Coroners (Inquests) Rules 2013: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2013/1616/contents/made provide for a coroner, on request, to disclose relevant documents to ‘interested persons’ in the coroner’s investigation, subject to specified restrictions. This may include reports that police provide to the coroner. Rule 16 of the Rules provides that a coroner...
  • Written Answers — Justice: Courts 10 Apr 2014

    The information held centrally on how many and what proportion of (a) magistrates courts, (b) County courts and (c) County Court money claims centres use higher-rate telephone numbers is as follows: (a) Magistrates courts—33 out of 330 courts (b) County Courts—17 out of 216 courts (c) The County Court Bulk Centre in Northampton which centrally manages money claims, also uses...
  • Written Answers — Justice: Employment Tribunals Service: Scotland 10 Apr 2014

    The Government is committed to working across the employment law (including the employment dispute resolution) system to help to make it easier for companies to hire and manage staff, while protecting workers' rights. This encourages employers to create new jobs, supporting enterprise and growth. Workload before the employment tribunals is affected by several factors, including underlying...

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Conservative MP for North West Cambridgeshire

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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

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 18 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 87.99% 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 193 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 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.
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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