Shailesh Vara

MP, North West Cambridgeshire

North West Cambridgeshire Conservative

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How Shailesh Vara voted
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  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted very strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
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Shailesh Vara hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Training 27 Feb 2015

    The Ministry of Justice has made an offer to invest in the equivalent of five targeted learning days a year for each member of staff. This learning takes many forms to suit both the learner and the business, including e-learning, coaching, mentoring, work-based learning, job shadowing and face-to-face learning. The Ministry devolves budgets for training to its agencies, business groups and...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Contempt of Court 27 Feb 2015

    In order to answer 223311 Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) would have to manually check every court log from 1 May 2013 to the present at Birmingham County Court, Birmingham Family Court and the High Court at Birmingham. Birmingham County Court and Birmingham Family Court between them heard in excess of 24,000 cases, each of which would have to be manually checked for...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Procurement 27 Feb 2015

    Noted below are the values for contracts with private sector providers awarded in each of the financial years, the values show the average annual spend for the financial year. 2010 - 11 2011 - 12 2012 - 13 2013 -14 2014 – 15 256,880,714 568,924,146 438,322,765 276,327,267 1,086,494,704 The private sector has an...

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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)
  • Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons (8 Nov 2006 to 6 May 2010)
  • 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)
  • 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

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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 86.01% 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.
  • 127 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Shailesh Vara’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 224 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Feb 2015.

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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