Shailesh Vara

MP, North West Cambridgeshire

North West Cambridgeshire Conservative

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How Shailesh Vara voted
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  • Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions Source
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Shailesh Vara hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill: Clause 3 — Responsibility 20 Oct 2014

    I beg to move, That the Bill be now read the Third time. I thank all hon. Members who served in Committee, and those who have spoken on Report. It has been an interesting and lively debate, although there has been disagreement at times. I also say a big thank you to members of the Bill team and to the Clerks for their advice and support throughout, which have been much appreciated. Although...
  • Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill: Clause 3 — Responsibility 20 Oct 2014

    It is not for me or this place to dictate to the courts the decisions that they should come to. It is for us to make the law, and for the courts to take account of all the facts that may apply to that case and come to their decision. That is how the constitution of this country has operated for centuries, and will continue to, as far as we are concerned. The clause says that if a person...
  • Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill: Clause 3 — Responsibility 20 Oct 2014

    As I said in Committee, where we debated this at length, clause 3 does make a change, for the reasons that I just gave. The purpose of the legislation is twofold. First and foremost, it directs the court to take into account certain factors that, at present, it has discretion to take into account under the Compensation Act 2006. Secondly, it sends the powerful message to members of the public...

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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 20 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 87.20% 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") 204 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 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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