Brandon Lewis

MP, Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth Conservative

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How Brandon Lewis voted
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  • Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • 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 encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted very strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
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Brandon Lewis hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Fast Food: Planning Permission 11 Sep 2014

    The planning system is primarily intended to control and mitigate the spatial impact of development. Hot food takeaways (Use Class A5) may cause particular issues to do with late night hours of operation, odours, highways/parking, waste storage, litter and anti-social behaviour. The cumulative impact of multiple premises in urban areas can also compound the problems and harm local amenity....

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Conservative MP for Great Yarmouth

Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Communities and Local Government
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Health
  • Work and Pensions
  • Transport
  • Departmental Postal Services
  • RRS Discovery
  • Public Transport: Concessions
  • James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Pensions

Currently held offices

  • Minister of State (Communities and Local Government)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Communities and Local Government (6 Sep 2012 to 15 Jul 2014)
  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (29 Nov 2010 to 29 Oct 2012)
  • Member, Regulatory Reform (26 Jul 2010 to 3 Dec 2012)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 32 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Has voted in 86.40% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 11 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above 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.
  • 115 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Brandon Lewis’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 263 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

1. Directorships
Director of Woodlands Schools Ltd, 428 Rayleigh Road, Hutton CM13 1SD. Private primary schools. (Resigned 17 September 2012.)
4. Sponsorships
(b) Support in the capacity as an MP:
(b) Name of donor: Brine Flow Properties & Handling Ltd
(b) Address of donor: 51 East Quay, South Denes Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR30 3PR
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
(b) Date of receipt: 11 December 2013
(b) Date of acceptance: 11 December 2013
(b) Donor status: company, registration 07492050
(b) (Registered 14 January 2014)
8. Land and Property
House in Great Yarmouth , owned jointly with my wife, from which rental income was derived until 24 September 2013. (Registered 6 September 2012; updated 26 September 2013)

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