Robert Buckland

MP, South Swindon

South Swindon Conservative

Robert Buckland’s voting in Parliament

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

This is a selection of Robert Buckland’s votes.

  • Almost always voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Consistently voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Consistently voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Has never voted on a wholly elected House of Lords

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Robert Buckland never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Attorney General: Government Legal Service: Data Protection 22 Jul 2015

    The Government Legal Department provides guidance to all its staff on the Data Protection Act, which requires staff to act in accordance with the legislation as it affects their work. How data is handled when it arrives with an external data controller rests with the receiving organisation and not with GLD. Staff in other parts of the Government Legal Service are governed by any guidance...
  • Written Answers — Attorney General: Government Legal Service: Data Protection 22 Jul 2015

    The Treasury Solicitor, as Permanent Secretary, has overall responsibility for data protection within the Government Legal Department, which is the largest unit within the Government Legal Service. The Treasury Solicitor is supported in that role by a DPA co-ordinator and, in the provision of training, by the GLD people development team. Staff in other GLS teams are subject to the procedures...
  • Written Answers — Attorney General: Data Protection 22 Jul 2015

    The Government Legal Department provides guidance to all its staff on the Data Protection Act, which requires staff to act in accordance with the legislation as it affects their work. Staff in other parts of the Government Legal Service are governed by any guidance issued by the departments for which they work

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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, Standards Committee (7 Jan 2013 to 11 Sep 2014)
  • Member, Privileges Committee (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)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 11 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Has voted in 96.23% 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.
  • 128 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Robert Buckland’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 252 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Aug 2015.

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: Geoff Mansfield
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: individual

(Registered 05 January 2015)
Name of donor: OGN Group
Address of donor: 7th floor, 125 Old Broad St, London EC2N 1AR

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

Donor status: company, registration 6390883

(Registered 05 January 2015)
Name of donor: Hugh Godsal
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: prize with a value of £2,625

Donor status: individual

(Registered 25 March 2015)
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 (Updated 22 June 2015): (i) and (ii) (Registered 22 September 2011)
8. Miscellaneous
Practising barrister but no fee-paying work done since June 2010. (Updated 5 January 2015)

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