Nicholas Boles

The Minister for Universities and Science

Grantham and Stamford Conservative

Nicholas Boles’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Nicholas Boles sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Nicholas Boles consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. 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: Work Experience: Social Mobility 12 Feb 2016

    The Government believes in fair wages for fair work and opportunity for all. When an intern meets the legal definition of a worker they must be paid at least the National Minimum Wage. We actively promote understanding of the importance of pay for interns through our Social Mobility Business Compact, which secures agreement from business to take measures to improve social mobility. In...
  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Employment Tribunals Service: Fines 11 Feb 2016

    An error has been identified in the written answer given on 26 January 2016. The correct answer should have been: Eleven financial penalties have been imposed on employers for aggravated breach of employment law, under section 16 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013, since its introduction on 6 April 2014. To date, four penalties have been paid and seven remain unpaid....
  • Previous Business – Lords: Select Committee 11 Feb 2016

    Trade Union Political Funds and Political Party Funding Committee: Trade Union Political Funds and Political Party Funding. 2:00 pm; Room 3A, Palace of Westminster
    Witnesses: (at 2:15 PM) Mr Nick Boles MP, Minister of State for Skills, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills Mr John Penrose MP, Cabinet Office

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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 31 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 89.58% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 1 annotation 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") 258 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Dec 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: 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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