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Conservative MP for Beckenham
- Entered Parliament on 6 May 2010 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Bob Stewart voted on key issues:
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted against a smoking ban. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. 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 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: Health, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Business, Innovation and Skills, Home Department, Education
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Syria, Exports, Bosnia and Herzegovina: Politics and Government, Germany, Cancer: Drugs
(based on written questions asked by Bob Stewart and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Legislation (Territorial Extent) Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill Committee (10 out of 10)
- Sudan and South Sudan (18 Jun 2013)
“I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this debate. My wife was a delegate of the International Committee of the Red Cross in South Sudan. Indeed, she was taken hostage there by rebel groups. She set up a camp from scratch for 100,000 people. She firmly believes that one of the problems now is that we have set up these camps in inhospitable places, where we have to resupply them and keep...”
- Sudan and South Sudan (18 Jun 2013)
“The sadness is that this situation has been going on for so long. Some 20 years ago, my wife worked in southern Sudan for the International Committee of the Red Cross, and it was a basket case then. It is about time the world got together and sorted out this dreadful situation, so that the people there can live peacefully and bring up their children properly.”
- Common Agricultural Policy: Financial Transaction Tax and Economic and Monetary Union (18 Jun 2013)
“If an FTT were imposed on us, where would the money be sent? Would it be sent to the EU, a country or some quango? Where would the money go?”
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- Has spoken in 119 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 53 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 83.25% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 2 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 15–16 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") 137 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 7 May 2013. More about the Register