How Nicholas Boles voted
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Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions Source
Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
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Nicholas Boles occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament
Apprenticeship starts in engineering and manufacturing technologies have increased by 52% since 2010. In 2014, there was a 10% increase in new students studying engineering at university, following an 11% increase in 2013.
It is entirely fitting that my hon. Friend should conclude his parliamentary career on such a poetic note, championing a cause he has consistently championed. It relates directly to the earlier question from the hon. Member for Sheffield, Heeley (Meg Munn), who is also bringing her parliamentary career to a close by championing the same cause. We have a huge amount to do, but inspiration is...
My right hon. Friend is absolutely right. We have made good progress, but from an unbelievably low base, having taken over from a Government who told people they only needed to do media studies or some such waffle to have a good career. We are picking up from a disastrous inheritance and making good progress, and with his support I know we will make further progress in the next parliamentary term.
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Conservative MP for Grantham and Stamford
Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
- Cabinet Office
- Government Departments: Procurement
Currently held offices
- Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Jointly with the Department for Education) (since 15 Jul 2014)
- The Minister for Universities and Science (since 15 Jul 2014)
Other offices held in the past
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (6 Sep 2012 to 15 Jul 2014)
- Member, Political and Constitutional Reform Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 1 Nov 2010)
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 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
- Has voted in 83.29% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well below average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 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") 198 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 9 Mar 2015.
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Prabodhan Ltd
Address of donor: Station House, Station Approach, East Horsley, Surrey KT24 6QZ
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights and transfers £977.81, hotel accommodation for two nights £350 (£175 per night), visa £160, conference facilities, lunch and catering £50; total £1,537.81
Destination of visit: New Delhi, India
Date of visit: 12-13 November 2014
Purpose of visit: to attend Prabodhan Conference.
(Registered 24 November 2014)
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