Ben Wallace

MP, Wyre and Preston North

Wyre and Preston North Conservative

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  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Source
  • Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
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Ben Wallace occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • [Mr James Gray in the Chair] — Green Deal 22 Jan 2015

    I am delighted to serve under your chairmanship today, Mr Gray, and to be given a run-out as energy Whip on the subject of the green deal. The subject is close to my heart, as I represent a seat up in north Lancashire, where it is often cold. I am used to the cold, but that means that heating houses efficiently and ensuring the best value for money are important to me. I thank the Energy and...
  • [Mr James Gray in the Chair] — Green Deal 22 Jan 2015

    We will have to take the hon. Lady’s statement at face value, but given the previous Government’s track record on managing the economy and their books, I ask only that the electorate look closely at the figures that are produced. The Opposition should reflect on the difference between roll-out and theory. I remember sometime in 2009 receiving 32 light bulbs at random from my...
  • [Mr James Gray in the Chair] — Backbench business — Offshore Wind Developments 6 Jan 2015

    Mr Gray, I wish you and all other Members a happy new year. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship. I congratulate the hon. Member for Angus (Mr Weir) on securing this debate through the Backbench Business Committee. I used to represent a similar part of Scotland in the Scottish Parliament, so I am well aware of the pressures and the demand for offshore wind in his part of the...

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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

  • Member, Administration Committee
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister, Scotland (6 Jul 2007 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 17 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 19 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.
  • Has voted in 75.06% 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 163 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jan 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
From 18 February 2013 to 28 February 2014, assistance with public affairs advice provided to Xcite Energy Resources Ltd (a North Sea oil exploration company), 1 Farnham Road, Guildford, GU2 4RG. The agreed remuneration was £30,000 a year and the expected time commitment was 15 hours a month. (£25,001 to £30,000). (Updated 2 March 2014)
Received £2,500 for attending meetings and advising on business opportunities. Hours: 15 hrs. (January 2014) (Registered 2 March 2014)
Received £2,500 for attending meetings and advising on business opportunities. Hours: 15 hrs. (February 2014) (Registered 2 March 2014)
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 number 1344829
(Registered 15 October 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: (1) Ardeshir Nagashineh, Chairman of Targetfollow PLC; (2) the Majlis, the Parliament of the Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran-United Kingdom Parliamentary Friendship Group)
Address of donor: (1) TargetfollowGroup Ltd, Riverside House, 11/12 Riverside Road, Norwich, NR1 1SQ; (2) Baherestan Square, Tehran, Iran
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) £373.84 being the balance of the return flights from London to Tehran (via Frankfurt), Business Class, 6 and 10 January 2014. Total cost £1,623.84 – the remainder being met by a non-registrable source. (2) 4 nights hotel accommodation in Tehran at estimated cost of £392.84, plus meals and transport for 4 days at estimated cost of £300.
Destination of visit: Tehran, Iran
Date of visit: 6-10 January 2014
Purpose of visit: visit by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Iran at the invitation of the Iran-UK Parliamentary Friendship Group of the Iranian Parliament.
(Registered 26 February 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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