Laura Sandys

MP, South Thanet

South Thanet Conservative

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How Laura Sandys voted
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  • Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
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Laura Sandys occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 22 Oct 2014

    I have founded two small companies and know what it is like to employ people. Will the Prime Minister commend the small businesses in my constituency that have done so much to reduce unemployment by 31% this year and created 720 apprenticeships?
  • Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee 21 Oct 2014

    Committee on Standards: Standards Review Sub-Committee: The Standards System in the House of Commons. 1:30 pm; The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
    Witnesses: David Howarth, Reader in Law, University of Cambridge, Laura Sandys MP, Rt Hon Mr James Arbuthnot MP and Rt Hon Mr Jack Straw MP
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: NATO Summit 20 Oct 2014

    What progress was made in delivering the UK’s priorities at the NATO summit in September 2014.

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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

Currently held offices

  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

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 21 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 5 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 85.86% 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: 13 Oct 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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