Laura Sandys

MP, South Thanet

South Thanet Conservative

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How Laura Sandys voted
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  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
  • Voted strongly for fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
  • Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails

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Laura Sandys occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Private Rented Sector 30 Jun 2014

    Does my hon. Friend agree that we need to bear down on malpractice in the private rented sector? The Hackney Gazette reports that a councillor who has set up a charity for the homeless refers them to his own estate agency and then places them in properties that he owns in my constituency. Is that not an abuse of our housing system?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: AstraZeneca (Pfizer Bid) 6 May 2014

    In his negotiations with Pfizer, has my right hon. Friend been given assurances that its current investment in Sandwich, which is growing at present, is secure and will be part of future discussions?
  • Manston Airport 28 Apr 2014

    I thank my hon. Friend for giving way and for his leadership across Thanet and all the different Government agencies pulling together the huge opportunities Manston offers. We need to highlight that this is not just about the straightforward passenger and freight opportunities; there is a wide range of business opportunities around aviation that my hon. Friend has identified as an opportunity...

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Conservative MP for South Thanet

Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Education
  • Health
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • UK Trade and Investment
  • Entry Clearances: Overseas Students
  • Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency
  • Pupils: Disadvantaged
  • Medical Research Council

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Draft House of Lords Reform Bill (Joint Committee) (23 Jun 2011 to 26 Mar 2012)
  • Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 5 Nov 2012)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 19 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 10 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 85.91% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 2 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 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") 86 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

8. Land and Property
Part owner of a flat in London. Rental income is paid to the other owner. (Registered 8 December 2012)

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