Duncan Hames

MP, Chippenham

Chippenham Liberal Democrat

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How Duncan Hames voted
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  • 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 paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
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Duncan Hames hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Opposition Day — [18th Allotted Day]: Members’ Paid Directorships and Consultancies 25 Feb 2015

    If the Leader of the House were to have a change of heart, I am sure that he would be warmly welcomed by the Conservative association in Kensington. Does he agree that if we are concerned to establish, and to give the public confidence in, the independence of MPs in serving the public, then it is not just their earnings that are of relevance but the source of all financial support they have,...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Topical Questions 24 Feb 2015

    What alternatives do clinical commissioning groups have to a full-scale commercial procurement when their existing contracts for community health services approach the time when they have run their course?

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Liberal Democrat MP for Chippenham

Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Defence
  • Health
  • Justice
  • Work and Pensions
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals
  • Armed Forces: Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Haemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Appeals: Employment and Support Allowance
  • Armed Forces: Complaints

Currently held offices

  • Member, Political and Constitutional Reform Committee

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 88 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 13 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 81.04% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well 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") 117 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Feb 2015.

4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by my party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Lord Strasburger
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 25 March 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Brompton Capital Ltd
(a) Address of donor: 35 South Street, London W1K 2XE
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: fundraising dinner, valued at £5,000
(a) Donor status: company, registration 03275808
(a) (Registered 25 March 2014; updated 10 July 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Brompton Capital Ltd
(a) Address of donor: 35 South St, London W1K 2XE
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(a) Donor status: company, registration 03275808
(a) (Registered 9 July 2014; updated 6 January 2015)
(a) Name of donor: Juliet Davenport
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £9,500
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 6 January 2015)

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