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 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: Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse 2 Feb 2016

    I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Home Office who are the lead Department. The British-Irish Council facilitates and fosters collaboration among member administrations and provides a forum where issues, such as substance misuse, can be discussed. The use and misuse of alcohol was the theme of the British-Irish Council Ministerial Summit hosted by the Irish Government in June 2015...
  • Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Northern Ireland Assembly: Elections 21 Jan 2016

    The Northern Ireland Office is in regular contact with the Chief Electoral Officer. I am confident that he is taking all necessary steps to ensure the Northern Ireland Assembly elections, including the count, are delivered as efficiently as possible. Single Transferable Vote counts by their nature take longer than those in “first past the post” elections, and the Chief Electoral...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Economic Development 20 Jan 2016

    Last week, the Secretary of State and I met the Executive parties to review the implementation of the Stormont House and fresh start agreements, and the economic pact. Commitments include devolving corporation tax and rate-setting powers, if sustainable Executive finances are secured. This has the potential to have a truly transformational impact on the local economy.

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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)

Numerology

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More about this

  • Has spoken in 8 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 77.01% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
  • 123 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Ben Wallace’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 193 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Dec 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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