How Rob Wilson voted
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Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
Voted strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
Voted very strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
Voted moderately against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
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Rob Wilson hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
I welcome the opportunity to debate this motion and thank the hon. Member for Garston and Halewood (Maria Eagle) for welcoming me to the Dispatch Box, if not for her good luck wishes. We are fortunate indeed to be informed by the report published last week by the all-party group. The members of that inquiry, including the Bishop of Truro and Members from both sides of the House, have...
I have barely started. Let me get into my speech a little more, please. Likewise, the Archbishop of Canterbury, speaking at the launch of the inquiry report, stressed that a partisan approach would not work. I want to honour and respect that spirit in my contribution.
As I said, I want to honour and respect the spirit of the Archbishop of Canterbury in speaking at the launch. I especially want to recognise the contributions made by my hon. Friends the Members for Truro and Falmouth (Sarah Newton) and for Salisbury (John Glen), and the right hon. Member for Birkenhead (Mr Field). The Government welcome and value their passionate but measured approach. We...
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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)
- 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 30 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 6 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 85.76% 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") 185 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 8 Dec 2014.
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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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