Bob Blackman

MP, Harrow East

Harrow East Conservative

Bob Blackman campaigned to leave the European Union

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Bob Blackman’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Bob Blackman sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Bob Blackman almost always voted against allowing marriage between two people of same sex, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Bob Blackman generally voted against culling badgers to tackle bovine tuberculosis, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Uk Economy 29 Jun 2016

    Given that uncertainty, does the hon. Gentleman welcome the fact that the Speaker of the House of Representatives has today called for immediate talks between the United States and the UK about setting up a trade deal that will be in place for the US when we leave the EU? Does he also welcome the statements from the Indian Government, who want a trade deal between the UK and India to be...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Palestinian-Israeli Co-existence Projects 29 Jun 2016

    Has my right hon. Friend examined Save a Child’s Heart, an initiative by the Israeli Government to treat Palestinian children and save their lives?
  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Tata Steel 28 Jun 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions he has had with Tata UK on that company's sale of carbon credits and its pension fund deficit; and if he will make a statement.

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Profile

Conservative MP for Harrow East

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • International Development
  • Health
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Palestinians
  • Iran
  • Hezbollah
  • Bangladesh
  • China

Currently held offices

  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (since 13 Jun 2016)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (since 13 Jul 2015)
  • Member, Communities and Local Government Committee (since 13 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (20 Jul 2015 to 12 May 2016)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (30 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (10 Jun 2013 to 14 May 2014)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (12 Jun 2012 to 25 Apr 2013)
  • Member, Communities and Local Government Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 111 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Bob Blackman’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 30 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 90.27% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 20 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above 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.
  • 81 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Bob Blackman’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 294 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 27 Jun 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA, for opinion surveys:
22 April 2015, payment of £75. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 04 June 2015)
7 July 2015, payment of £75. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 27 October 2015)
21 August 2015, payment of £75. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 27 October 2015)
20 October 2015, payment of £75. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 27 October 2015)
14 December 2015, payment of £75. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 17 December 2015)
21 January 2016, payment of £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 10 June 2016)
9 March 2016, payment of £50. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 10 June 2016)
11 March 2016, payment of £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 10 June 2016)
24 March 2016, payment of £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 10 June 2016)
16 May 2016, payment of £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 10 June 2016)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC17 8RT, for opinion surveys:
14 April 2015, payment of £100. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 04 June 2015)
6 July 2015, payment of £70. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 23 November 2015)
28 July 2015, payment of £50. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 23 November 2015)
30 October 2015, payment of £50. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 23 November 2015)
17 November 2015, payment of £80. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 23 November 2015)
14 December, payment of £30. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 17 December 2015)
17 December 2015, payment of £100. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 07 January 2016)
Payment from Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY, for opinion surveys:
8 July 2015, payment of £200. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 16 July 2015)
Payment from Populus, Northburgh House, 10 Northburgh Street, London EC1V 0AT, for opinion surveys:
26 February 2015, payment of £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 11 January 2016)
3 July 2015, payment of £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 11 January 2016)
24 July 2015, payment of £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 11 January 2016)
13 August 2015, payment of £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 11 January 2016)
9 October 2015, payment of £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 11 January 2016)
25 November 2015, payment of £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 11 January 2016)
23 December 2015, payment of £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 11 January 2016)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Lord Philip Harris of Peckham
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £7,500

Donor status: individual

(Registered 04 June 2015)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: United and Cecil
Address of donor: 18 Thorney Lane North, Iver, Buckinghamshire, SL0 9JY

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Date of receipt: 30 March 2015

Date of acceptance: 30 March 2015

Donor status: members’ association

(Registered 04 June 2015)
Name of donor: Golden Tours
Address of donor: 156 Cromwell Road, London SW7 4ES

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Date received: 15 June 2016

Date accepted: 15 June 2016

Donor status: company, registration 02608886

(Registered 27 June 2016)
Name of donor: Shore Capital Group Ltd
Address of donor: Bond Street House, 14 Clifford Street, London W1S 4JU

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Date received: 21 June 2016

Date accepted: 21 June 2016

Donor status: company, registration 03841076

(Registered 27 June 2016)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: The European Azerbaijan Society
Address of donor: 15 Queen Anne's Gate, London SW1H 9BU

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets to attend the Special Royal Windsor Horse Show and Queen's 90th Birthday Celebrations, total value £620 (£310 per ticket)

Date received: 13 May 2016

Date accepted: 13 May 2016

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 27 June 2016)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Conservative Friends of Israel
Address of donor: 41 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2BY

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, meals and accommodation, including additional costs of accommodation and meals for accompanying partner; value £2,900

Destination of visit: Israel

Date of visit: 26-31 July 2015

Purpose of visit: fact finding political delegation to Israel and the West Bank.

(Registered 11 August 2015; updated 17 August 2015)
Name of donor: Conservative Friends of Bangladesh
Address of donor: 104 High Street, London Colney, St Albans ALZ 1QL

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights and accommodation; value £930

Destination of visit: Bangladesh

Date of visit: 25 September – 2nd October 2015

Purpose of visit: to take part in a social action project organised by the Conservative Friends of Bangladesh.

(Registered 23 October 2015)
Name of donor: (1) Here and Now 365 Ltd (2) Anmol Ganjoo (3) Pragnesh Podar
Address of donor: (1) 20 Rampart Street, London E1 2LS (2) private; (3) private;

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) international travel for one member of staff and myself, £1,970 (2) local travel, accommodation and meals in Delhi for two members of staff and myself, £4,529.35 (3) for two members of staff and myself, travel to and from Srinagar and Jammu, accommodation and meals in Jammu & Kashmir, £1,084.21

Destination of visit: Jammu & Kashmir, India

Date of visit: 12-21 February 2016

Purpose of visit: fact finding political visit

(Registered 11 April 2016)
Name of donor: (1) Art of Living Foundation (UK); (2)Vyakti Vikas Kendra India
Address of donor: (1) 96 Hartland Drive, Edgware, Middlesex HA8 8RH; (2) 21st Kanakpura Road, Art of Living International Ashram, Bangalore 560 082

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) Flights costing £709; (2) Meals, accommodation and internal transport valued at £450;

Destination of visit: India

Date of visit: 11-14 March 2016

Purpose of visit: Attending the World Culture Festival in Delhi.

(Registered 15 April 2016)
Name of donor: (1) Sewa UK Ltd (2) Vikram Bansal
Address of donor: (1) 1100 Stratford Road, Hall Green, Birmingham B28 8AD (2) private

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) accommodation for one member of staff and myself £491; food/drink for two members of staff and myself £161; transport for myself only £1,222.50; total £1,874.50 (2) transport for one member of staff £470

Destination of visit: India

Date of visit: 4-9 April 2016

Purpose of visit: To support Sewa International India and Sewa UK projects, including a residential school for children with disabilities, and meet with trustees, volunteers and political figures.

(Registered 11 May 2016)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Six buy-to-let properties in Welwyn Garden City owned jointly with my wife: (i) and (ii).
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Nicola Blackman, as Office Manager.

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