Ben Wallace

MP, Wyre and Preston North

Wyre and Preston North Conservative

Ben Wallace’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Ben Wallace sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Ben Wallace generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes
  • Ben Wallace generally voted against allowing marriage between two people of same sex, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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

Ben Wallace never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Schools: Northern Ireland 24 Nov 2015

    In the ‘Stormont House Agreement’ signed on 23 December 2014, the UK Government agreed a contribution of up to 500m over 10 years of new capital funding to support shared and integrated education, subject to individual projects being agreed between the Executive and the UK Government. In the recent ‘A Fresh Start: the Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan’...
  • Isil: Clause 3 — Extent, commencement, sunset and short title 23 Nov 2015

    Let me just respond to the points made by the hon. Member for Foyle (Mark Durkan) about the sunset clause. I can confirm that it refers to the powers being taken in the Bill, not the measures passed under the Secretary of State or via those powers. The December 2016 date was chosen because the aim is to get this welfare reform through, get the Assembly back up and running, and get Stormont...
  • Isil: Clause 1 — Power to make provision in connection with social security, child support maintenance and arrangements for employment in Northern Ireland 23 Nov 2015

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Alan. The first two amendments will limit the changes that can be made through an Order in Council regarding certain areas such as sanctions, the benefit cap, entitlement to child benefits, and housing benefit. Amendment 3 “requires that the Northern Ireland Assembly approves a draft of any Order in Council made under this bill...

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Conservative MP for Wyre and Preston North, Former Conservative MSP for North East Scotland

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 31 March 2003 — Election

Also represented Lancaster and Wyre; North East Scotland


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Topics of interest

  • Defence
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Committees: Ministerial Attendance
  • Afghanistan
  • Iran
  • Future Large Aircraft
  • QinetiQ

Currently held offices

  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office) (since 8 May 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Administration Committee (1 Dec 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (15 Jul 2014 to 8 May 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Scotland) (6 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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More about this

  • Has spoken in 9 debates in the last year — well 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 73.85% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 5 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 126 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Ben Wallace’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 189 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Nov 2015.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: The Portcullis Club
Address of donor: 6 Manitoba Court, London SE16 7AY

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,750

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 05 January 2015)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: The Royal Automobile Club Motor Sports Association
Address of donor: Motorsports House, Riverside Park, Colnbrook, SL3 0HG

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets for British Grand Prix 5 July 2015, and hospitality; value £1,088

Date received: 5 July 2015

Date accepted: 5 July 2015

Donor status: company, registration 1344829

(Registered 10 September 2015)
6. Land and property: (i) value over £100,000 (ii) rental income of over £10,000 a year
Flat in south west London: (i) and (ii)
8. Miscellaneous
Until 26 June 2015, Member of Public Policy Committee of the RAC Foundation, 89-91 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5HS; unremunerated. (Registered 12 June 2013; updated 10 September 2015)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Liza Wallace, as part-time Research Assistant.

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