Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament
How Rob Wilson voted on key issues
- Voted strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted very strongly for reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted very strongly for fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted strongly against Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted very strongly against restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted very strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted moderately against more EU integrationDetails
- Voted for a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted moderately for a smoking banDetails
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
What recent assessment he has made of the performance of pupils in academies and free schools.
The introduction of academies, free schools and university technical colleges into challenging areas in my constituency is lifting the performance of all secondary schools in those areas. Does my right hon. Friend agree that these schools perform well precisely because they have autonomy from local education authority control? Will he condemn any attempt to remove those freedoms?
Unlike the hon. Member for Hayes and Harlington (John McDonnell), may I thank my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary for his statement and welcome the reassurance that it gives the UK Sikh community about these events? However, many Sikhs in my constituency not only have questions about Operation Blue Star but have wider questions about what happened in India in 1984. Most of the answers...
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Conservative MP for Reading East
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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
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 20 debates in the last year — below 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 86.19% 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") 167 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 24 Feb 2014.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
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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