How Rob Wilson voted
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Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
Voted moderately against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
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Rob Wilson hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
I wish to inform the House of the publication in draft of the Protection of Charities Bill, for pre-legislative scrutiny. Charities are at the heart of our civil society, performing many vital functions for the benefit of others, often the most needy or vulnerable. The proposed changes in the draft Protection of Charities Bill will support the overwhelming majority of charities and the...
It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Brecon and Radnorshire (Roger Williams) and the other Members who made powerful speeches. I am delighted to speak in this debate. I have taken a keen interest in the campaigns that have been undertaken by the Gurkhas for a number of years. I am pleased to hear that the inquiry is making good progress under the excellent stewardship of my hon....
My hon. Friend makes an excellent point. From this point onwards it is important to keep that type of engagement going, and I hope to say a little more about that. We are talking not just about pensions but about wider issues of health care, education and so on. I worry that in the past Governments did not truly listen to the Gurkha community, but as a consequence of my hon. Friend’s...
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Conservative MP for Reading East
Entered House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
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Topics of interest
- Schools and Families
- Universities and Skills
- Home Department
- Communities and Local Government
- Departmental Official Hospitality
- Departmental Recycling
- Higher Education: Admissions
Currently held offices
- Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Commons Science and Technology Committee (7 Oct 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Whip, Whips (19 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee (18 Apr 2008 to 7 Oct 2009)
- Member, Innovation, Universities and Skills Committee (7 Nov 2007 to 18 Apr 2008)
- Shadow Minister, Innovation, Universities and Skills (27 Jul 2007 to 19 Jan 2009)
- Member, Education & Skills Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 7 Nov 2007)
- Member, Procedure Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 20 May 2008)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 32 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 7 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 86.67% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 16 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 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") 174 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.
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Payments from the Telegraph Media group, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0DT:
Received £500 for article on 29 November 2013. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 6 January 2014)
8. Land and Property
A flat in Reading.
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