Nicholas Boles

MP, Grantham and Stamford

Grantham and Stamford Conservative

Nicholas Boles’s voting in Parliament

Nicholas Boles is a Conservative MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

This is a selection of Nicholas Boles’s votes.

  • Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Consistently voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Almost always voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Consistently voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes

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Nicholas Boles never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprentices: Qualifications 27 Jul 2015

    As apprenticeships are a devolved matter, this answer refers to England only. Currently apprenticeships which meet the Specification of Apprenticeship Standards for England (SASE) require qualifications that confirm competency in the occupational area and provide underpinning knowledge. Different qualifications may be used, for example NVQs, certificates or diplomas including BTEC HNCs...
  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Further Education: Finance 27 Jul 2015

    The financial health of further education colleges is under constant review by the Skills Funding Agency based on self-assessment information from colleges and the publication of college accounts. Colleges with inadequate financial health are subject to intervention led by the FE Commissioner. Across all our grant, loan and capital support for adult FE, we are making available over...
  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprentices: Cumbria 24 Jul 2015

    Information on Apprenticeship starts by Parliamentary constituency and Local Education Authority since 2005/06, broken down by Sector Subject Area, is published online: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm ent_data/file/441033/apprenticeships-starts-by-geography-and -sector-subject-area.xls Information is collected by Sector Subject Area, not by business sector.

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Conservative MP for Grantham and Stamford

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Cabinet Office
  • Government Departments: Procurement

Currently held offices

  • The Minister for Universities and Science (since 15 Jul 2014)
  • Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Jointly with the Department for Education) (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 26 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 96.23% 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 — 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") 211 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Aug 2015.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Springfield Park Properties (Grantham) Limited
Address of donor: 3 Castlegate, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 6SF

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: company, registration 02880390

(Registered 02 June 2015)
Name of donor: Stamford Property Company Limited
Address of donor: 14 All Saints Street, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2PA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: company, registration 03016148

(Registered 02 June 2015)
Name of donor: Grantham Investments Limited
Address of donor: 3 Castlegate, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 6SF

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: company, registration 00804559

(Registered 02 June 2015)
Name of donor: Totemic Limited
Address of donor: Kempton House, Dysart Road, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG317LE

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: company, registration 02789854

(Registered 02 June 2015)
4. Visits outside the UK
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)
Name of donor: Tertulias
Address of donor: 48 Desning Hall Cottages, Higham, Suffolk IP28 6PB

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights £178.98, 2 nights hotel accommodation £250, meals £190 and ground transport £127.80; total £746.78 (costs reimbursed in December)

Destination of visit: Bilbao, Spain

Date of visit: 17-19 October 2014

Purpose of visit: to attend the British-Spanish Tertulias Forum, an annual weekend bringing MPs, business people, academics and artists together to discuss topical issues.

(Registered 27 March 2015)

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