How Rob Wilson voted
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Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
Voted very strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
Voted strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions Source
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Rob Wilson hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Shipley (Philip Davies) for being so brief. The Government oppose the amendments, but I will speak briefly because I want to give my right hon. Friend the Member for North West Hampshire (Sir George Young) the opportunity to push the Bill through today. Amendments 1 to 5 and 16 remove all references to expulsion in the Bill, thereby removing from the...
As my hon. Friend knows, this Bill is expressly limited to matters of conduct. That has been made clear in the Bill and throughout the debates in this House and the other place. The power of expulsion that the Bill confers on the other place is similar to the power that we already have in this House. This House has an inherent power to expel Members if it needs to, but the other place cannot...
My hon. Friend is making an important speech, but may I return him to his earlier comments about Lord Rennard, and to the point made by my hon. Friend the Member for Shipley (Philip Davies) about tax evasion? Is my hon. Friend suggesting that under those circumstances, if the legislation were enacted, it could lead to the expulsion of a peer? Surely the powers to suspend a peer already...
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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
- The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Commons Science and Technology Committee (7 Oct 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Commons Science and Technology (1 Oct 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (19 Jan 2009 to 6 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, Science and Skills Committee (10 Mar 2008 to 30 Sep 2009)
- Member, Innovation, Universities and Skills (9 Nov 2007 to 10 Mar 2008)
- 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)
- Shadow Minister (Education) (3 Jul 2007 to 19 Jan 2009)
- Member, Procedure Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 20 May 2008)
- Member, Education & Skills Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 7 Nov 2007)
- Member, Education & Skills (12 Jul 2005 to 22 Oct 2007)
- Member, Procedure Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 19 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 4 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 85.84% 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") 196 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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