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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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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Ben Wallace voted on key issues:
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. 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 a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Has never voted on a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately against more EU integration. 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)
- Northern Ireland (Offences) 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)
- Written Answers — Health: Clinical Commissioning Groups (16 May 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure that clinical commissioning groups do not have conflicting interests when purchasing services on behalf of patients.”
- Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Bovine Tuberculosis (16 May 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the bagder cull programme in Ireland and of lessons to be learned in relation to the proposed badger cull in the UK.”
- Economic Growth (15 May 2013)
“People used to say that England’s bread hung by Lancashire’s thread. In this debate, I want to focus on some of the good news on the rebalancing of the economy. The news has not been all bad, and, despite the economic circumstances, my constituents and the people of Lancashire have a good track record of rebuilding and moving forward and of expanding exports and manufacturing....”
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- Has spoken in 13 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 59 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 78.09% 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|