How Virendra Sharma voted
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Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Source
Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
Voted very strongly against university tuition fees Source
Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
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Virendra Sharma hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to speak, Mr Hollobone. I start by expressing my disappointment with the premise of the debate. The issue being discussed, as it has been framed, has cause to be divisive for the diaspora communities in this country. It could not only bear a negative impact on the UK’s thriving relationship with India, but prove to be an intrusion into the...
The hon. Gentleman can shake his head, but he should read the Hansard report of the Prime Minister’s message two days ago. He said that we must deal with the democratic Governments in Pakistan and other parts of the world. Over the past 60 years in this country, we have all worked relentlessly to preserve unity between diaspora communities, who will of course feel very strongly about...
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what data his Department gathers on the number of patients with diabetes who are admitted to hospital each month as a result of a hypoglycaemic episode; and what estimate has been made of the overall cost of hypoglycaemia to the NHS.
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Labour MP for Ealing, Southall
Entered House of Commons on 20 July 2007 — Byelection
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Topics of interest
- International Development
- Home Department
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Innovation and Skills
- Developing Countries: Tuberculosis
- Tuberculosis: Vaccination
- Liver Diseases
- NHS: Innovation
Currently held offices
- Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee)
- Member, Health Committee
Other offices held in the past
- Member, International Development Committee (10 Mar 2009 to 11 May 2010)
- PPS (Mr Phil Woolas, Minister of State), Home Office (30 Dec 2008 to unknown)
- PPS (Mr Phil Woolas, Minister of State), HM Treasury (30 Dec 2008 to unknown)
- Member, Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill (Joint Committee) (23 May 2008 to 27 Nov 2008)
- Member, Draft Disability Discrimination Bill (Joint Committee) (7 May 2008 to 23 May 2008)
- Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (7 Nov 2007 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Justice Committee (7 Nov 2007 to 26 Jan 2010)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 11 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 71 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 72.84% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 6 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 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") 69 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from Ipsos Mori, 79-81 Borough Road, London, SE1 1FY, for participation in surveys. Payments made to Ealing Southall Labour Party:
Received payment of £200. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 9 October 2013)
Received payment of £200. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 29 January 2014)
(b) Support in the capacity as an MP
(b) Name of donor: Express Taxation & Accountancy Services Ltd, trading as Tack & Co Accountants
(b) Address of donor: 13-15 The Green, Southall, Middlesex UB2 4AH
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: rent free use of an office in the constituency
; value £6,000 per annum.
(b) Date of receipt: received since 15 May 2008
(b) Date of acceptance: received since 15 May 2008
(b) Donor status: company, registration 03484457
(b) (Registered 24 July 2011; updated 5 September 2012; updated 8 October 2013)
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