Shailesh Vara

MP, North West Cambridgeshire

North West Cambridgeshire Conservative

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How Shailesh Vara voted
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  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Voted strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
  • Voted very strongly for university tuition feesDetails
  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
  • Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails

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Shailesh Vara hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Justice: Land 22 Jul 2014

    The Department is committed to disposing of surplus property assets expeditiously. Since the start of the spending review (SR10) the size of the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) estate has reduced by over 600 properties to nearly 1,500 properties. The MOJ has already released land suitable for 1,253 housing units and in 2014-15 we are expected to release land suitable for a further 300 units....
  • Written Answers — Justice: Legal Aid Scheme 22 Jul 2014

    The information requested is contained in a letter that I sent on 10 June to the right hon. Member for East Ham (Stephen Timms) in response to his earlier parliamentary question on the same subject. That letter has now been deposited in the Library of the House. (Deposit Reference: DEP2014-1040)
  • Written Answers — Justice: Legal Systems: Islam 22 Jul 2014

    Sharia law has no jurisdiction in England and Wales and the Government has no intention to change this position. The legal profession is independent of Government and is regulated by approved regulators for which the Legal Services Board has oversight responsibility. The Law Society is the approved regulator for solicitors under the Legal Services Act 2007. On 13 March it published a...

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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 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 87.56% 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") 202 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 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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