Ben Wallace

MP, Wyre and Preston North

Wyre and Preston North Conservative

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  • Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Details
  • Voted strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Details
  • Voted very strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Details
  • Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions Details
  • Voted strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Details
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Details

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Ben Wallace

Recent appearances

  • [Mr Graham Brady in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Low Carbon Energy Generation 26 Feb 2015

    I am delighted to serve under your Chairmanship, Mr Brady. I pay tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for South Suffolk (Mr Yeo). I am not sure if this will be the last time we debate and listen to his contributions, but I pay tribute to his work for his constituents and for his party in serving the Government over the years, and to his work for the Committee on Energy and Climate Change....
  • [Mr Graham Brady in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Low Carbon Energy Generation 26 Feb 2015

    I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for that question, because I too remember the grander schemes, such as the Severn barrage and the Wyre barrage in my constituency. They were quite large-scale, ambitious schemes. I checked before I came to the debate, and one of the Department’s priorities is the Swansea lagoon barrage. If we can get that up and running successfully, it is the kind of...
  • [Mr Graham Brady in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Low Carbon Energy Generation 26 Feb 2015

    I am happy to ask the Department about its observations on why Siemens did not choose to go forward, because we can learn from that. It may have been a commercial decision or there may have been an internal conflict of interest because the company wanted to focus on another technology, but it would be good to find out and move forward. My constituency borders the two current shale gas sites....

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

Entered 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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  • Has spoken in 10 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 7 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • 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.
  • 130 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Ben Wallace’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 165 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by the party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: The Portcullis Club
(a) Address of donor: 6 Manitoba Court, London SE16 7AY
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,750
(a) Donor status: unincorporated association
(a) (Registered 5 January 2015)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
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 6 July 2014, and hospitality; value £985
Date of receipt of donation: 6 July 2014
Date of acceptance of donation: 6 July 2014
Donor status: company, registration 1344829
(Registered 15 October 2014)
8. Land and Property
Flat in south west London, from which rental income is received.
11. Miscellaneous
Member of Public Policy Committee of the RAC Foundation, 89-91 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5HS; unremunerated. (Registered 12 June 2013)

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