James Wharton

MP, Stockton South

Stockton South Conservative

James Wharton’s voting in Parliament

James Wharton is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, James Wharton sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • James Wharton consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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James Wharton has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Devolution (East Anglia) 27 Apr 2016

    We have had an interesting debate, with a wide range of contributions from Members with different party backgrounds and outlooks. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Peterborough (Mr Jackson) on securing it. He is greatly exercised about the issue, but that is because he is well informed about it. He has asked some important questions, as have other hon. Members, and I will try to...
  • Devolution (East Anglia) 27 Apr 2016

    I am happy to confirm that to my hon. Friend. The Government have made a deal, and signatures were added to the document. We want to deliver on that deal, and to meet the obligations to which we are committed by the deal, but we do not expect or plan to reopen discussions and to start again. Other areas want to talk about devolution and to secure deals of their own. It is very positive that...
  • Devolution (East Anglia) 27 Apr 2016

    I am conscious of time, but I want to be very clear: a deal has been agreed, on a geography that has been agreed, and it is not the intention of the Government to reopen discussions of geography. We will not compel any area to agree a devolution deal, and we do not have that power—the Cities and Local Government Devolution Act 2016 does not allow the Government to do so, and nor would...

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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)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 21 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all James Wharton’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 92.22% 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 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 133 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on James Wharton’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 161 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 18 Apr 2016.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Alexander Temerko
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: sponsorship of constituency newsletter and delivery, value £5,000

Date received; 1 July 2015

Date accepted: 1 July 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 02 July 2015)
Name of donor: Sir John Hall
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: sponsorship of newsletters £5,000

Date received: 16 December 2015

Date accepted: 16 December 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 17 December 2015)
Name of donor: Peter Cruddas
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £11,000

Date received: 10 February 2016

Date accepted: 10 February 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 03 March 2016)
Name of donor: Anthony Howard
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000

Date received: 18 February 2016

Date accepted: 18 February 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 03 March 2016)
Name of donor: Sukhraj Singh
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Date received: 18 February 2016

Date accepted: 18 February 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 03 March 2016)
Name of donor: Alexander Temerko
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Date received: 24 February 2016

Date accepted: 24 February 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 03 March 2016)
Name of donor: David Soley
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £12,000

Date received: 4 March 2016

Date accepted: 4 March 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 08 March 2016)
Name of donor: Dominic Johnson
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: sponsorship of a fundraising dinner with a value of £5,845.90

Date received: 26 February 2016

Date accepted: 26 February 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 09 March 2016)

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