James Wharton

MP, Stockton South

Stockton South Conservative

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  • Voted very strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted very strongly for university tuition fees Source
  • Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
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James Wharton hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Transport (Tees Valley) 10 Feb 2015

    I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on securing what is a very important debate. I think across the House we can all agree that it is in the interests of the areas we represent to talk up Teesside and the great things happening there: steelmaking is back, train-making is coming and investment is coming in. This is a very important cross-party point: Tees Valley LEP needs to be represented, as...
  • Women and Equalities: East Coast Main Line 27 Nov 2014

    More trains; more investment; more money back for taxpayers; a link for Thornaby, in my constituency; a link for Middlesbrough; trains built down the road in Aycliffe—does my right hon. Friend agree that this is good news not just for passengers and taxpayers, but for the economy of Teesside?
  • The Chairman of Ways and Means took the Chair as Deputy Speaker (Standing Order No. 3) — European Union (Referendum) Bill 17 Oct 2014

    I commend my hon. Friend’s excellent Bill and look forward to its smooth passage through the House. Does he agree that it is not just about the trust we should show in the British people by letting them decide, but about restoring trust in this place? For too long, politicians of whatever colour have come here and talked about Europe, and refused to let Britain decide. This party and my...

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Conservative MP for Stockton South

Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Health
  • Treasury
  • Education
  • Insolvency Service: Stockton On Tees
  • Renewable Energy
  • Asylum: Finance
  • Traffic Penalty Tribunal
  • Business: Government Assistance

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 12 Nov 2012)

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  • Has spoken in 9 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 85.71% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 4 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") 59 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Mar 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
30 December 2014, received £300 from Express Newspapers, The Northern & Shell Building, 10 Lower Thames Street, London EC3R 6EN, for a column. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 6 January 2015)
4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by the party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: The Association of Conservative Clubs Ltd
(a) Address of donor: 24 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500
(a) Donor status: company, registration 457188
(a) (Registered 2 June 2014)
(a) Name of donor: The Association of Conservative Clubs Ltd
(a) Address of donor: 24 Old Queen Street, London, SW1H 9HP
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500
(a) Donor status: limited company, registration 457188
(a) (Registered 14 July 2014)
(b) Support in the capacity as an MP:
(b) Name of donor: Mr Alexander Temerko
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation: £5,000
(b) Date of receipt of donation: 17 March 2014
(b) Date of acceptance of donation: 17 March 2014
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 18 March 2014)
(b) Name of donor: Peter Cruddas
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000
(b) Date of receipt: 2 July 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 2 July 2014
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 4 July 2014)
(b) Name of donor: JCB research
(b) Address of donor: Lakeside Works, Denstone Road, Uttoxeter, ST14 5JP
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000
(b) Date of receipt: 4 July 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 4 July 2014
(b) Donor status: company, registration 00682651
(b) (Registered 10 July 2014)
(b) Name of donor: IPGL Ltd
(b) Address of donor: Park House, 16 Finsbury Circus, London EC2M 7EB
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
(b) Date of receipt: 22 July 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 22 July 2014
(b) Donor status: company, registration 02011009
(b) (Registered 24 July 2014)
(b) Name of donor: Simon Chappell
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
(b) Date of receipt: 13 October 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 13 October 2014
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 21 October 2014)
(b) Name of donor: Sukhraj Singh
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(b) Date of receipt: 24 October 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 24 October 2014
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 29 October 2014)
(b) Name of donor: Peter Cruddas
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(b) Date of receipt: 29 October 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 29 October 2014
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 30 October 2014)
(b) Name of donor: Susan Anstey
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(b) Date of receipt: 7 November 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 7 November 2014
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 19 November 2014)
(b) Name of donor: Suzanne Moezzi
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(b) Date of receipt: 5 December 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 5 December 2014
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 9 December 2014)
(b) Name of donor: Marc Pennick
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,500
(b) Date of receipt: 2 January 2015
(b) Date of acceptance: 2 January 2015
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 6 January 2015)
(b) Name of donor: United and Cecil Club
(b) Address of donor: Beckfield, Crouch Lane, Winkfield, Windsor SL4 4TN
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(b) Date of receipt: 8 January 2015
(b) Date of acceptance: 8 January 2015
(b) Donor status: members’ association. To date, no donor has given more than £1,500 to this association in 2015.
(b) (Registered 13 January 2015)
(b) Name of donor: Peter Cruddas
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000
(b) Date of receipt: 14 January 2015
(b) Date of acceptance: 14 January 2015
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 15 January 2015)
(b) Name of donor: Dominic Johnson
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: sponsorship of a fundraising dinner; £2,867.65
(b) Date of receipt: 14 January 2015
(b) Date of acceptance: 14 January 2015
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 20 January 2015)
(b) Name of donor: Antony Howard
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(b) Date of receipt: 16 January 2015
(b) Date of acceptance: 16 January 2015
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 21 January 2015)
(b) Name of donor: Alexander Temerko
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,250
(b) Date of receipt: 22 January 2015
(b) Date of acceptance: 22 January 2015
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 26 January 2015)
(b) Name of donor: Susan Anstey
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(b) Date of receipt: 23 January 2015
(b) Date of acceptance: 23 January 2015
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 26 January 2015)
(b) Name of donor: Timothy Bell
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(b) Date of receipt: 26 January 2015
(b) Date of acceptance: 26 January 2015
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 28 January 2015)
(b) Name of donor: David Soley
(b) Address of donor: individual
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,500
(b) Date of receipt: 28 January 2015
(b) Date of acceptance: 28 January 2015
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 3 February 2015)
(b)
(b) Name of donor: Charles Cunningham
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500
(b) Date of receipt: 29 January 2015
(b) Date of acceptance: 29 January 2015
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 3 February 2015)
(b) Name of donor: Ian Waller
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500
(b) Date of receipt: 13 February 2015
(b) Date of acceptance: 13 February 2015
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 24 February 2015)
(b) Name of donor: Stalbury Trustees
(b) Address of donor: 31 Hill Street, London W1J 5LS
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(b) Date of receipt: 20 February 2015
(b) Date of acceptance: 20 February 2015
(b) Donor status: company, registration 01430799
(b) (Registered 24 February 2015)
(b) Name of donor: David Ross
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
(b) Date of receipt: 20 February 2015
(b) Date of acceptance: 20 February 2015
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 24 February 2015)
(b) Name of donor: Gary Lydiate
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(b) Date of receipt: 20 February 2015
(b) Date of acceptance: 20 February 2015
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 24 February 2015)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Name of donor: Mr and Mrs D Wall
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind:  accommodation and meals at a political conference, 20-22 June 2014, to the value of £950
Date of receipt of donation: 20-22 June 2014
Date of acceptance of donation: 20-22 June 2014
Donor status: individuals
(Registered 14 July 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Conservative Friends of Israel
Address of donor: c/o Shelley Stock Hunter LLP, 7-10 Chandos Street, London W1G 9DG
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £1,250
Destination of visit: Israel
Date of visit: 22-25 April 2014
Purpose of visit: political delegation to Israel
(Registered 2 May 2014)
Name of donor: The State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR)
Address of donor: 73 Netftchilar Avenue, Baku, AZ1000, The Republic of Azerbaijan
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £3,500 including flights, internal travel and notional costs.
Destination of visit: Baku, Azerbaijan
Date of visit: 6-9 October 2014
Purpose of visit: a delegation to discuss relations between the UK and Azerbaijan, including attendance at a business forum and meetings with political and business representatives.
(Registered 28 October 2014)

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