Ben Wallace

MP, Wyre and Preston North

Wyre and Preston North Conservative

A selection of Ben Wallace's votes

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  • Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Details
  • Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Details
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Details
  • Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Details
  • Voted strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs Details
  • Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Details

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Ben Wallace never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Low Pay 24 Jun 2015

    My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister has announced that, from October, the national minimum wage will increase by 3% to 6.70 per hour, the largest real-terms increase since 2006. The Government are also committed to increasing the personal allowance to 12,500, and to ensuring that anyone who works at least 30 hours a week on the minimum wage pays no tax at all.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Low Pay 24 Jun 2015

    One of the best ways to help the low paid is to allow them to keep as much as possible of the money that they earn. The hon. Lady will be delighted to learn that, according to the most recent figures from the Office for National Statistics, average gross weekly earnings in Northern Ireland have increased by 10.2% over the past year. That is a whacking, massively great increase compared with...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Low Pay 24 Jun 2015

    Like every previous Government, this Government have tried—and, in many instances, continued successfully—to deal with child poverty. Let me reiterate that one of the best ways of doing that is to make sure that works pays, and that people keep the money that they earn. To ensure that that happens, we have increased the personal tax allowance by 63% since 2010, from 6,475 to...

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Profile

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

Expenses

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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 5 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 WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 94.59% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 168 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Jun 2015.

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