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.

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

  • Nicholas Boles consistently voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes
  • 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: 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: 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: 13 Jul 2015.


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