Kwasi Kwarteng

MP, Spelthorne

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Spelthorne Conservative

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How Kwasi Kwarteng voted
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  • Voted moderately for reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
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Kwasi Kwarteng hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Public Bill Committee: Pension Schemes Bill: Examination of Witness 23 Oct 2014

    You mentioned earlier, at the beginning of your statement, that you felt that there were certain obstacles preventing people from getting their money out of the pot. Will you speak more broadly and more specifically about what those obstacles are? You alluded to them, but did not really expand.
  • Public Bill Committee: Pension Schemes Bill: Examination of Witness 23 Oct 2014

    From my understanding, it was a revolutionary change, and pensioners were able to take large amounts of money from their pension pots without needing to or being forced into the annuity market, so it was a great act of liberalisation in that way. You said that there were obstacles and that this had not actually happened. When you look on the ground, people had not been doing this to the...
  • Public Bill Committee: Pension Schemes Bill: Examination of Witness 23 Oct 2014

    As a follow-up, what are your expectations about the take-up in terms of people releasing money from the pension pot? How will that work?

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Conservative MP for Spelthorne

Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Transport
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Treasury
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Health
  • Egypt: Politics and Government
  • Aviation: Exhaust Emissions
  • Planning
  • Waste Management
  • Libya: Politics and Government

Currently held offices

  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Transport Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 5 Jul 2013)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 11 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 4 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 82.35% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well 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 16–17 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") 85 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 27 Oct 2014.

6. Overseas visits
Address of donor: 63D Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1PH
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation and meals with an approximate value of £1,000
Destination of visit: Cadenabbia, Italy
Date of visit: 3-6 October 2013
Purpose of visit: To attend an annual event with leading politicians from the UK and Germany, to discuss the financial markets and European economic affairs
(Registered 30 October 2013)
Name of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bahrain
Address of donor: PO Box 547, Government Avenue, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights and accommodation; £3,700
Destination of visit: Manama, Bahrain
Date of visit: 6-9 December 2013
Purpose of visit: to participate in the IISS Dialogue in Manama
(Registered 18 December 2013)
Address of donor: 55 Tufton Street, London SW1P 3QL
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation and costs in Egypt to value of £1,100
Destination of visit: Egypt
Date of visit: 9-13 January 2014
Purpose of visit: fact finding visit including meetings with Egyptian Government Ministers and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
(Registered 25 January 2014)
Name of donor: Conservative Middle East Council (CMEC)
Address of donor: 55 Tufton Street, London SW1P 3QL
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation and costs in country to a value of £1,700
Destination of visit: Iraq – Kurdistan Autonomous Region
Date of visit: 15-18 September 2014
Purpose of visit: Parliamentary fact-finding visit.
(Registered 16 October 2014)
8. Land and Property
Flat in Bayswater, London, from which rental income was received until November 2011. (Updated 11 June 2012)

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