Alok Sharma

MP, Reading West

Reading West Conservative

Alok Sharma’s voting in Parliament

Alok Sharma is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Alok Sharma sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Alok Sharma consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Alok Sharma never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Small Businesses: Late Payments — [Albert Owen in the Chair] 27 Jan 2016

    I agree with the Minister, of course; we certainly do not want another quango. That would not help anyone, particularly small businesses. Does she agree that whoever is appointed to the role has to be a serious and hugely respected business figure? They have to be respected by small and large businesses, because it is the office and their individual personality that will help to drive things...
  • Small Businesses: Late Payments — [Albert Owen in the Chair] 27 Jan 2016

    The Minister is being generous with her time. I hear what she is saying about the potential risks of a TripAdvisor-type website, although such websites of course operate already, so I am sure that it is possible to construct something that might work. Whatever mechanism is used, we need to ensure that there is a way of getting complaints in and processed in a timely and fast way. I reiterate...
  • Small Businesses: Late Payments — [Albert Owen in the Chair] 27 Jan 2016

    The Minister is always at her best when she is being controversial. She raises the issue of how the public sector deals with small businesses, so can I come back to one point? Will she at least have another look at whether the small business commissioner should cover Government quasi-public bodies as well as private sector companies?

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Conservative MP for Reading West

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Education
  • Work and Pensions
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Departmental Communication
  • Industrial Health and Safety
  • Departmental Public Consultation
  • Berkshire
  • BRIC Countries

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Treasury Committee (12 Sep 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Commons) (12 Jul 2010 to 14 Feb 2011)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 8 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 86.63% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 3 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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") 62 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Dec 2015.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Mr Philip Buscombe & Baroness Peta Buscombe
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000

Donor status: individuals

(Registered 12 January 2015)
Name of donor: Memo Fashions Limited
Address of donor: Memo House, Kendal Avenue, London W3 0XA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: company no 01810877

(Registered 30 March 2015)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), London Office
Address of donor: 63D Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1PH

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights to and from Italy, accommodation, food and other travel with a total value of approximately £707

Destination of visit: Cadenabbia, Italy

Date of visit: 25-27 September 2015

Purpose of visit: invited by KAS London to participate in and speak at its annual European Expert Conference on the topics of Europe, finance and business competitiveness.

(Registered 22 October 2015)

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