Kwasi Kwarteng

MP, Spelthorne

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Spelthorne Conservative

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  • Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords 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 a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
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Kwasi Kwarteng hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day]: Housing Benefit (Abolition of Social Sector Size Criteria) 17 Dec 2014

    I am pleased to follow the Chair of the Work and Pensions Committee. However, one cannot on the one hand say that people are being driven from the social sector to the private sector, and on the other argue the opposite case by saying that the number of people moving to the private sector is falling because rental prices are going up. Those are contradictory points. Members have to choose one...
  • Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day]: Housing Benefit (Abolition of Social Sector Size Criteria) 17 Dec 2014

    I am glad that that has completely cleared up how Members can argue two entirely different things. Let us put the matter in context. There is a lot of scaremongering, wild words and passion from Opposition Members, but very little attention to the facts. The Government removed the spare room subsidy simply to equalise the situation with what was going on in the private sector. I find it...
  • Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day]: Housing Benefit (Abolition of Social Sector Size Criteria) 17 Dec 2014

    I am not aware of the details of the hon. Gentleman’s borough council, but Members across the House have widely acknowledged that there is a problem with housing supply. However, I am confused when the Labour party says that those in private rented accommodation should pay an extra amount, but that social housing should be exempt from that—and all in the context of people living...

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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 80.73% 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 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") 88 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Dec 2014.

6. Overseas visits
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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