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

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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)

Numerology

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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 86.79% 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.
  • 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") 168 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Aug 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 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)
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
Member of Public Policy Committee of the RAC Foundation, 89-91 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5HS; unremunerated. (Registered 12 June 2013)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Liza Wallace, as part-time Research Assistant.

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