Alok Sharma

MP, Reading West

Reading West Conservative

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How Alok Sharma voted
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  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
  • Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of LordsDetails
  • Voted very strongly for university tuition feesDetails

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Alok Sharma hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Regional Airports — [Nadine Dorries in the Chair] 15 Jul 2014

    This is a timely debate given the discussions on expanding airport capacity generally. On international connectivity, I understand the need for more point-to-point flights from Manchester airport, but for hub capacity surely we ought to be expanding our only hub-capacity airport, which is Heathrow. That would lead to more connectivity, more jobs and more investment in the north-west.
  • British Values: Teaching — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] 25 Jun 2014

    The right hon. Gentleman is talking about creating a value system that we can all live by. As he knows, a few days ago the Government published a consultative report on independent school standards. They have talked about the fact that we should be promoting the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect, and tolerance for those with different...
  • British Values: Teaching — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] 25 Jun 2014

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Conservative MP for Reading West

Entered 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, 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 27 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 9 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 82.16% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 3 annotations 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") 47 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

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: Second State Pizza Company Ltd,
(a) Address of donor: The Courtyard, Chapel Lane, Bodicote, Banbury OX15 4DB
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: printing and delivery of constituency questionnaire, value £2,687.60
(a) Donor status: company
(a) (Registered 6 March 2014, updated 3 April 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Second State Pizza Company Ltd,
(a) Address of donor: The Courtyard, Chapel Lane, Bodicote, Banbury OX15 4DB
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: printing and delivery of constituency leaflet, value £3,421.60
(a) Donor status: company
(a) (Registered 3 April 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: All Party Parliamentary China Group (with sponsorship from Arup, Cambridge Assessment, City of London, GKN, HSBC, John Swire & Sons)
Address of donor: All Party Parliamentary China Group, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) flights with a value of £1,055 (2) hotel accommodation, transport and meals with a value of £675.41
Destination of visit: Beijing & Chengdu, China
Date of visit: 18 to 24 May 2013
Purpose of visit: APPG China delegation to visit Beijing and Chengdu
(Registered 10 June 2013)
Name of donor: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), London Office
Address of donor: 63D Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1PH, United Kingdom
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Flights to and from Italy, accommodation, food and other travel with a total value of approx £1,000
Destination of visit: Cadenabbia
Date of visit: 3-6 October 2013
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
(Registered 31 October 2013)
Address of donor: 45b Westbourne Terrace, London, W2 3UR
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £2,000 covering flights, accommodation, transport and meals
Destination of visit: Israel and West Bank
Date of visit: 11 – 15 November 2013
Purpose of visit: Fact finding delegation to Israel and the West Bank
(Registered 10 December 2013)

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