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Conservative MP for Stockton South
- Entered Parliament on 6 May 2010 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How James Wharton voted on key issues:
- Voted for replacing Trident. 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
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs. 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, Energy and Climate Change, Health, Education, Treasury
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Insolvency Service: Stockton On Tees, Renewable Energy, Asylum: Finance, Traffic Penalty Tribunal, Business: Government Assistance
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Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- European Union (Referendum) Bill Committee (6 out of 6)
- Finance (No. 3) Bill Committee (12 out of 14)
- Bill Presented: Title (29 Nov 2013)
“I beg to move, That the Bill be now read the Third time. We have had extensive debate, discussion and scrutiny of what is a short Bill with but a handful of clauses. However, its significance should not be underestimated. It is a commitment from the Conservative Benches to give the British people a say on that most important of matters: our membership of the European Union. I do not intend to...”
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- Has spoken in 19 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 12 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 88.11% 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 18–19 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") 49 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 25 Nov 2013. More about the Register