James Wharton

MP, Stockton South

Stockton South Conservative

A selection of James Wharton's votes

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  • Voted strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Details
  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Details
  • Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Details
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Details
  • Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Details
  • Voted very strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Details

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James Wharton never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Solar Power 3 Jul 2015

    National planning guidance for renewable energy underlines that the views of local communities likely to be affected should be listened to and states that it is important that their planning concerns are properly heard in matters that directly affect them. Local councils working with their communities are able to set out in their Local Plan where developments for renewable energy such as...
  • Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Rural Areas 3 Jul 2015

    The National Planning Policy Framework is clear that local planning policies should aim to identify areas of tranquillity which have remained relatively undisturbed by noise and are prized for their recreational and amenity value for this reason. Planning guidance supporting the Framework sets out factors that are likely to be relevant to identifying areas of tranquillity.
  • Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Regional Planning and Development: North of England 1 Jul 2015

    Creating a Northern Powerhouse is a vital part of the Government’s long-term economic plan. The Government is investing in science and technology, digital and innovation, culture and tourism across the North. The next franchise for the Transpennine route between Leeds and Manchester will bring modern trains and additional capacity. As part of the Government’s investment in...

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Conservative MP for Stockton South

Entered the 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

Currently held offices

  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Northern Powerhouse) (since 8 May 2015)

Other offices held in the past

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

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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Last updated: 8 Jun 2015.


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