Mark Reckless

Former MP, Rochester and Strood

Rochester and Strood Conservative

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  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
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Mark Reckless quite often rebelled against their party in their last parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House: Iraq: Coalition Against ISIL 26 Sep 2014

    Surely, humility and modesty should be our watchwords in this debate, if only because the reductions we have made to the size of our armed forces across the Army, Navy and, I am afraid, Air Force are so significant; yet we do not seem to have made the same reduction in our leading politicians’ desire to intervene across the world with the relatively modest armed forces that we still...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: NATO Summit 8 Sep 2014

    I chair the all-party parliamentary group on Georgia. The Prime Minister referred to NATO beginning its capacity-building missions. He is held in very high regard in Georgia since his visit shortly after the war with Russia. Will he say a little more about the enhanced partnership, which will put Georgia alongside Sweden and Finland, among other countries, and how it will help the country,...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Special Measures Regime 16 Jul 2014

    Mortality rates at Medway are not as elevated as they were in 2005, but does the Secretary of State believe that the astonishingly well paid interim managers have made any sustainable improvements, and will he expand on how University Hospitals Birmingham will help us to drive improvements at Medway?

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Former Conservative MP for Rochester and Strood

Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Left Parliament on 30 September 2014 — Resigned

Topics of interest

  • Treasury
  • Transport
  • Home Department
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Education
  • Thames Estuary Airport
  • Aviation: Olympic Games 2012
  • Teachers: Training
  • Loans: Republic of Ireland
  • Power Stations

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 16 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 81.79% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 98 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 145 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 22 Sep 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payment from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for participating in opinion research panel:
29 August 2013, received £75 for completing survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 9 September 2013)
15 November 2013, received £75 for completing survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 19 October 2013)
Received £75 for completing survey. Hours: 30 mins (Registered 20 January 2014)
Payment of £200 from Ipsos Mori,79-81 Borough Road London SE1 1FY,for completing a survey. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 6 September 2013)
Payments for articles written for Associated Newspapers Ltd, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT:
Received £800 for an article in the Mail on Sunday. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 6 September 2013)
Received £250 for an article in the Mail on Sunday. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 6 September 2013)
Received £250 for an article in the Mail on Sunday. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 11 November 2013)
3 February 2014, received £1,000 for an article in the Daily Mail. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 2 May 2014)
Received £300 from News UK & Ireland Limited, 3 Thomas More Square, London E98 1XY for an article for The Times. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 11 November 2013)
13 November 2013, received payment of £80 for survey from YouGov, 50 Featherstone St, London EC1Y 8RT.  Hours: 30 mins.  (Registered 19 November 2013)
17 April 2014, received payment of £150 from The Guardian Media Group, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU, for an article in the Observer. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 7 May 2014)

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