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Conservative MP for Sherwood
- Entered Parliament on 6 May 2010 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Mark Spencer voted on key issues:
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Has never voted on a smoking ban. 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 against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Has never voted on equal gay rights. votes
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Select Committee membership
- Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (since 4 Nov 2013)
- Member, Backbench Business Committee (since 4 Nov 2013)
- Member, Environmental Audit Committee (since 26 Jul 2010)
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Communities and Local Government, Home Department, Energy and Climate Change, Transport
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Ministerial Visits: Nottinghamshire, Green Deal, Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation, Nottinghamshire, Local Government Finance
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Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Public Bill Committee: Water Bill: Clause 1 - Types of water supply licence and arrangements with water undertakers (5 Dec 2013)
“I hope the shadow Minister will acknowledge that the Bill is not the only tool in the toolbox for solving this problem. DEFRA can do an enormous amount of work with private abstractors to put in winter storage and to abstract water from rivers and aquifers when there is plenty of flow.”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Engineers (5 Dec 2013)
“I recently visited Fairfield Control Systems in my constituency, which is a small engineering company responsible not only for moving the roof at Wimbledon, but for the Division bells in the House of Commons. One of its main concerns was the Government’s encouragement of STEM subjects by the Department for Education. Has the Minister spoken with that Department about how we can...”
- Public Bill Committee: Water Bill: Examination of Witnesses (3 Dec 2013)
“You are saying that any exemptions to the FR scheme will be set out in secondary legislation, but I am wondering what options are available to people who are clearly in a flood area in a band H property, but who are restricted from building their own mitigation because they are under the protection of English Heritage. What options are available to individuals who find themselves in such...”
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- Has spoken in 39 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 12 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 83.89% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 9 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 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") 88 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 25 Nov 2013. More about the Register