Rob Wilson

MP, Reading East

Reading East Conservative

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How Rob Wilson voted
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  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
  • Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against removing hereditary peers from the House of LordsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
  • Voted strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails

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Rob Wilson hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Points of Order 1 Sep 2014

    Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker. Following your statement at 2.30 pm today, it may be helpful if you could confirm to the House the mechanisms by which the House can hold your decisions and your office to account on a regular basis. In the light of the current difficulties that we face over the employment of a senior Clerk, could you also confirm whether any of the participants are...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: EU Council, Security and Middle East 1 Sep 2014

    I welcome the ramping up of sanctions by the European Union, but does the Prime Minister agree that what is happening in Ukraine is naked Russian aggression? Is it not time for the west, led by NATO and the US, to honour its obligations to Ukraine and face down this threat?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions 1 Sep 2014

    In a few weeks, I will hold my eighth Reading jobs fair. At the previous seven, 20,000 jobseekers and 300 local businesses have already been welcomed. Will my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State join me in thanking all the businesses and partner organisations that have made that possible, and in welcoming the impact that it has had on reducing unemployment in the Reading area?

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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

  • Children
  • Schools and Families
  • Innovation
  • Universities and Skills
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Departmental Official Hospitality
  • Christmas
  • Iraq
  • Departmental Recycling
  • Higher Education: Admissions

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)

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  • Has spoken in 28 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 8 written questions in the last year — below 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 86.92% 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") 171 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Contributing editor to Total Politics magazine, Westminster Tower, 3 Albert Embankment
London SE1 7SP:
13 March 2013, received payment of £850 for two articles (in December 2012 and January 2013). Hours: 3 hrs for each article; 6 hrs in total. (Registered 28 March 2013)
22 March 2013, received payment of £1,032.90 for two articles (in February and March 2013) and one book review in March 2013. Hours: 3 hrs for each article and 40 mins for book review; 6 hrs 40 mins in total. (Registered 28 March 2013)
Payments from the Daily Mail, Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, Kensington, London W8 5TT:
Received £250 for article on 17 July 2013. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 8 August 2013)
Received £1,000 for article for the Sun newspaper on 14 August 2013. Address: News Group Newspapers Ltd, 3 Thomas More Square, London E98 1XY. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 24 September 2013)
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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