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Conservative MP for Harrow East
- Entered Parliament on 6 May 2010 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Bob Blackman voted on key issues:
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. 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 for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Has never voted on a smoking ban. votes
- Voted for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: International Development, Communities and Local Government, Health, Work and Pensions, Treasury
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Bangladesh, Palestinians, Homelessness, Disability Living Allowance, Electrical Safety: Inspections
(based on written questions asked by Bob Blackman and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Growth and Infrastructure Bill Committee (14 out of 14)
- London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (Amendment) Bill Committee (3 out of 3)
- Written Answers — Treasury: Bank Cards: Fees and Charges (21 May 2013)
“To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assessment his Department has made of the potential effects on the UK economy of the EU Commission's proposals to harmonise interchange rates across the EU; (2) what response his Department has made to the EU Commission's proposals to harmonise interchange fees across the EU.”
- Business of the House (18 Apr 2013)
“Very graciously, you, Mr Speaker, came to my constituency last week to open the first London office of the Silver Star Appeal diabetes trust, and later that week I handed over a Ladbrokes cheque to St Luke’s hospice as a result of a grand national bet I had placed. To my horror, I discovered that mean-minded Harrow council has removed discretionary rate relief from all charities in...”
- Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Lung Diseases: Research (18 Apr 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding (a) his Department and (b) the Medical Research Council allocated to research into (i) lung cancer, (ii) adult asthma, (iii) pneumonia, (iv) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, (v) idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, (vi) mesothelioma and (vii) childhood wheezing and childhood respiratory infection in each of the...”
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- Has spoken in 65 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 30 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 85.04% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 3 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 129 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