Nigel Adams

MP, Selby and Ainsty

Selby and Ainsty Conservative

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How Nigel Adams 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 for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
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Nigel Adams hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Backbench Business: Non-league Football 4 Sep 2014

    I am sure that Tony Currie will be very grateful to my hon. Friend for that. He was an example of a player coming down from the higher leagues to play in non-league football. I remember watching Goole Town, freezing my toes off, as a youngster. We had a player called Tony Galvin—does my hon. Friend remember him?—who was sold to Tottenham Hotspur for 5,000. That was a huge...
  • Opposition Day — [5th allotted day]: Infant Class Sizes 3 Sep 2014

    Will the hon. Gentleman explain what has changed in Labour policy on class sizes since 2008? The then Schools Minister in another place told the teaching union, the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, that it was perfectly acceptable to teach maths to pupils in class sizes of 70.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Child Sex Abuse (Rotherham) 2 Sep 2014

    The industrial scale of the child sexual exploitation in Rotherham has cast a dark cloud over that part of south Yorkshire. The former Member for Rotherham has said that he “could have done more”, but as a “Guardian reading liberal lefty”, to use his words, he did nothing. That admission is bad enough, but Mr MacShane has also said that he thought there was a culture...

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Conservative MP for Selby and Ainsty

Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Treasury
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Wind Power
  • Renewable Energy
  • Broadband: North Yorkshire
  • Schools: Public Footpaths
  • Planning Permission

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 2 Nov 2010)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 35 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 8 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 82.07% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 1 annotation 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") 55 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 26 Aug 2014.

4. Sponsorships
(b) Support in the capacity as an MP:
(b) Name of donor: Calverts Carpets Ltd
(b) Address of donor: 29-33 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QR
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £13,000 donation towards auction items purchased at a fund raising event
(b) Date of receipt: 27 June 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 30 July 2014
(b) Donor status: private limited company, registration number 03861858
(b) (Registered 31 July 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Eggborough Power Limited
Address of donor: Eggborough Power Station, Eggborough, Selby, North Yorkshire DN14 0BS
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): air travel and accommodation with a value of approximately £5,460.37
Destination of visit: Florida, USA
Date of visit: 27-31 October 2013
Purpose of visit: to attend the third United States Industrial Pellet Association Conference and deliver keynote speech in my capacity as Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Biomass.
(Registered 12 November 2013)
8. Land and Property
One mixed use commercial and residential property in Selby, North Yorkshire, co-owned
with my wife. Rental income received.
9. Shareholdings
(a) NGC Networks Ltd (supplier of telecommunications products and services to businesses), of which I am an unremunerated director.
(a) NGC Network Services Ltd (supplier of telecommunications services to businesses), of which I am an unremunerated director.

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