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Conservative MP for Halesowen and Rowley Regis
- Entered Parliament on 6 May 2010 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How James Morris voted on key issues:
- Voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Select Committee membership
- Member, Communities and Local Government Committee (since 12 Jul 2010)
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Health, Communities and Local Government, Business, Innovation and Skills, Home Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Atos Healthcare, Building Schools for the Future Programme: Sandwell, NHS: Reorganisation, Academies, Parliamentary and Healthcare Ombudsman
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Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Local Audit and AccountabilityBill Committee (9 out of 9)
- Financial Services (Banking Reform) Bill Committee (5 out of 6)
- Financial Services (Banking Reform)Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Growth and Infrastructure Bill Committee (14 out of 14)
- Local Government Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Localism Bill Committee (22 out of 24)
- Business of the House: Autumn Statement (5 Dec 2013)
“I warmly welcome the Chancellor’s statement, particularly his focus on infrastructure and his infrastructure plan, and the progress that has been made on the extension of Birmingham airport. Does he agree that as we sustain this economic recovery, investment in infrastructure in places such as the west midlands is crucial to rebalancing the economy and creating jobs in constituencies...”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iran (3 Dec 2013)
“Iran, through its proxy Hezbollah, continues to support the brutal Assad regime. What leverage can the Foreign Secretary bring to bear on Iran’s role in Syria? Would President Rouhani’s recent move towards peace not have more credibility if he took a much more constructive role in attempting to resolve the conflict in Syria?”
- [Mr Graham Brady in the Chair] — Backbench business — Mental Health (Police Procedures) (28 Nov 2013)
“It is a great pleasure to speak in this important debate under your chairmanship, Mr Brady. I thank the Backbench Business Committee, the hon. Member for Bridgend (Mrs Moon) and my right hon. Friend the Member for Sutton and Cheam (Paul Burstow). The three of us came together to secure this debate. I also speak in my capacity as chairman of the all-party group on mental health. As the hon....”
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- Has spoken in 43 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 8 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 87.57% 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 19–20 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") 76 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
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