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Conservative MP for North East Somerset
- Entered Parliament on 6 May 2010 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Jacob Rees-Mogg voted on key issues:
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
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- Quite often rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Select Committee membership
- Member, Procedure Committee (since 26 Jul 2010)
- Member, European Scrutiny Committee (since 26 Jul 2010)
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Home Department, Justice, Treasury, Communities and Local Government, Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): EU Justice and Home Affairs, Driving: Disqualification, Green Belt, Corruption: EU Law, Epilepsy: Drugs
(based on written questions asked by Jacob Rees-Mogg and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Financial Services (Banking Reform)Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Finance Bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- Financial Services (Banking Reform) Bill Committee (6 out of 6)
- Finance (No. 4) Bill Committee (14 out of 14)
- Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Universal Credit (10 Dec 2013)
“The people of Somerset think that it is the mark of a statesman to take a deliberative and intelligent approach to these problems, and not to rush the process in a typical socialist fashion. I wonder whether my right hon. Friend agrees with me that his critics have forgotten to read their Bible and do not remember the line on motes and beams. Although there may be the tiniest specks in his...”
- Business of the House: Autumn Statement (5 Dec 2013)
“Somerset celebrates the fact that the iron Chancellor has shown his true mettle. Following his comments about the dynamic effect on corporation tax, will he consider whether that may have an effect on other taxes, and will he look to the dynamic effects of tax cuts in future statements?”
- Press Charter (4 Dec 2013)
“Will the Minister give way?”
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- Has spoken in 70 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 60 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 94.92% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 5 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") 368 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
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