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Conservative MP for Reading West
- Entered Parliament on 6 May 2010 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Alok Sharma voted on key issues:
- Voted for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Has never voted on a smoking ban. votes
- Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Business, Innovation and Skills, Education, Work and Pensions, Home Department, Health
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Departmental Communication, Industrial Health and Safety, Departmental Public Consultation, BRIC Countries, Pupils: Disadvantaged
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Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Financial Services (Banking Reform) Bill Committee (6 out of 6)
- Financial Services (Banking Reform)Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Finance (No. 2) Bill Committee (5 out of 5)
- Finance (No. 3) Bill Committee (13 out of 14)
- Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representations) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant Bill Committee (8 out of 8)
- Pensions Bill Committee (8 out of 8)
- Terrorist Asset-Freezing Etc. Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Financial Services Bill Committee (18 out of 18)
- Small Businesses (28 Nov 2013)
“I, too, congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Newton Abbot (Anne Marie Morris) on securing this debate. She is a huge champion of small and micro-businesses, and more power to her elbow. Before the last election many of us were going around meeting small businesses in our constituencies, and businesses in Reading were telling me three things. The first was that they were drowning in red...”
- First World War Commemoration (7 Nov 2013)
“My hon. Friend is making a powerful speech. Does he share my view that we should commemorate not just British soldiers but soldiers from the Commonwealth countries, particularly soldiers such as Khudadad Khan, the first Indian to be awarded the Victoria cross, who survived the war?”
- Tobacco Packaging (7 Nov 2013)
“I share my hon. Friend’s concerns about smoking, and I agree that we should do everything possible to get people to stop smoking and to stop young people in particular taking it up, but does he agree that policy has to be evidence-based, that we should wait and see what emerges elsewhere across the globe and that, in view of that, we should continue to educate people, particularly young...”
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- Has spoken in 15 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 6 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 83.78% 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") 41 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
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