Nicholas Boles

MP, Grantham and Stamford

Grantham and Stamford Conservative

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How Nicholas Boles voted
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  • Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions Source
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Nicholas Boles occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Lords: Select Committee 18 Nov 2014

    Digital Skills: Digital Skills. 10:00 am; Room 2, Palace of Westminster
    Witnesses: (at 10.15am) evidence will be heard from Nick Boles MP, Minister of State for Skills and Equalities and Ed Vaizey MP, Minister of State for Culture and Digital Industries.
  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprentices 30 Oct 2014

    Information on the employment destinations for apprentices is collected in the Apprenticeship Evaluation Learner Survey 2012-13: ent_data/file/229998/bis-13-1126-apprenticeship-evaluation-l earners.pdf Of those apprentices who completed their apprenticeships between 1 and 2 years ago 81% are in full or part-time...
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Further Education: North West 29 Oct 2014

    Destination measures were produced for students who entered an A level or other Level 3 qualification in June 2014 for the 2010/11 cohort, showing their destinations in 2011/12. This was the first time that the data had been compiled separately for Further Education (FE) students – those in FE Colleges, Sixth Form Colleges and FE providers – and those in school sixth forms The...

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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)
  • The Minister for Universities and Science

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)

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 28 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 84.95% 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") 166 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 27 Oct 2014.

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, transfers, hotel accommodation and food; total £1,551.35
Destination of visit: New Delhi, India
Date of visit: 12-14 November 2013
Purpose of visit: to attend Prabodhan Conference
(Registered 28 November 2013)

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