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Conservative MP for Wyre and Preston North, Former Conservative MSP for North East Scotland
- Also represented Lancaster and Wyre; North East Scotland
- Entered Parliament on 5 May 2005 — General election
- Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election
- Left the Scottish Parliament on 31 March 2003 — Election
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Ben Wallace voted on key issues:
- Voted moderately against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Has never voted on removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Has never voted on a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. 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 moderately against more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Defence, Home Department, Health, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Treasury
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Committees: Ministerial Attendance, Afghanistan, Future Large Aircraft, QinetiQ, Dentistry
(based on written questions asked by Ben Wallace and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders bill Committee (16 out of 18)
- Counter-Terrorism Bill Committee (8 out of 14)
- Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Bill Committee (6 out of 6)
- National Insurance Contributions Bill Committee (2 out of 4)
- Identity Cards Bill Committee (11 out of 11)
- Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Northern Ireland (Offences) Bill Committee (6 out of 6)
- Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Syria (20 May 2013)
“Across the middle east, Shi’as are becoming increasingly targeted by Sunni extremists, and it is partly for that reason that Iran is backing the regime and indeed the Alawite community. If the Foreign Secretary is genuinely serious about trying to resolve at an international conference a political and diplomatic-supported solution, will he perhaps entertain the prospect of allowing Iran...”
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- Has spoken in 14 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 60 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 78.26% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 5 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 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") 134 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 7 May 2013. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05||2003/04||2002/03||2001/02|
|Staying away from main home||£24,006 (joint 1st with 48 others)||£23,083 (joint 1st with 142 others)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£21,633|
|Office running costs||£17,098 (350th)||£20,607 (209th)||£32,426 (2nd)||£24,624|
|Staffing costs||£103,743 (73rd)||£90,825 (160th)||£78,679 (482nd)||£66,066|
|Communications Allowance||£6,562 (420th)||£9,749 (196th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£19,002 (26th)1||£17,247 (43rd)2||£14,343 (82nd)||£12,679|
|Members' Staff Travel||£171 (295th)||£62 (399th)||£340 (261st)||£482|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£615 (joint 189th with 1 other)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£3,163 (354th)||£619 (420th)||£789 (366th)||£1,074|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,265 (332nd)||£2,398 (354th)||£3,918||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£939 (601st)||£1,166 (joint 151st with 11 others)||£1,166|
|Other Costs||£0||£9,512 (11th)||£0||£0|
|Total||£173,746 (47th)||£175,523 (4th)||£152,251 (67th)||£131,642|