Robert Buckland

MP, South Swindon

South Swindon Conservative

Robert Buckland’s voting in Parliament

Robert Buckland is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Robert Buckland sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Robert Buckland generally voted against allowing marriage between two people of same sex, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Robert Buckland has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Attorney General: Antisemitism 4 May 2016

    The Whilst the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does flag cases on its case management system that are identified as racial or religious hate crimes, it does not maintain a central record of prosecutions for offences specifically relating to anti-semitism. Such information could only be obtained through a manual search of records which would incur disproportionate cost.
  • Public Bill Committee: Investigatory Powers Bill: Warrants: notification by Judicial Commissioner 3 May 2016

    I have listened with great care to the arguments of the hon. and learned Lady. I absolutely agree that, where a serious error has occurred in the use of investigatory powers, the commissioner should be able to inform those affected. We have clause 198(1) to deal with that. However, I do not agree with the principle that as a matter of course, everyone or anyone subject to the use of a lawful...
  • Public Bill Committee: Investigatory Powers Bill: Warrants: notification by Judicial Commissioner 3 May 2016

    I am afraid that it does not, because it uses the words “serious crime”. I have given an example that might not be seen as a serious crime, although as we all know, stalking is absolutely no joke to the victims and can lead to extremely serious consequences for them. I know that the hon. and learned Lady agrees with me about all that. Beyond the principled objections to the...

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Conservative MP for South Swindon

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Justice
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Education
  • Home Department
  • Indonesia
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Iran
  • Schools: Swindon
  • Burma

Currently held offices

  • The Solicitor-General (since 15 Jul 2014)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Justice Committee (10 Jun 2014 to 8 Sep 2014)
  • Member, Committee on Standards: Standards Review Sub-Committee (10 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (11 Feb 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Committee on Standards (7 Jan 2013 to 11 Sep 2014)
  • Member, Committee on Privileges (7 Jan 2013 to 11 Sep 2014)
  • Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (12 Dec 2012 to 7 Jan 2013)
  • Member, Privacy and Injunctions (Joint Committee) (14 Jul 2011 to 12 Mar 2012)
  • Member, Consolidation Bills (Joint Committee) (6 Dec 2010 to 24 Nov 2014)
  • Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (18 Nov 2010 to 8 Nov 2011)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (12 Jul 2010 to 10 Mar 2014)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (12 Jul 2010 to 10 Mar 2014)
  • Member, Justice Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 11 Feb 2013)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 10 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Robert Buckland’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 91.45% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 4 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 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") 270 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 16 May 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
Queen’s Counsel.
Crown Court Recorder (part-time circuit judge).
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Martin Nathan
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 05 June 2015)
Name of donor: Swindon Conservatives
Address of donor: Unit 17 Dorcan Business Village, Swindon SN3 5HY

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £6,500 raised at an event held in January 2015 (which includes no registrable donations)

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 11 June 2015)
Name of donor: Lord Harris of Peckham
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

donor status: individual

(Registered 02 July 2015)
6. Land and property: (i) value over £100,000 (ii) rental income of over £10,000 a year
Until 12 June 2015, 25% share, with my wife, in a house in Swindon: (i) and (ii). (Registered 22 September 2011; updated 22 June 2015)
8. Miscellaneous
Practising barrister but no fee-paying work done since June 2010. (Updated 5 January 2015)

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