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Conservative MP for Wealden
- Also represented High Peak
- Entered Parliament on 9 April 1992 — General election
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Charles Hendry voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted strongly against more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and 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 against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Energy and Climate Change, Education and Skills, Trade and Industry, Home Department, Health
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Connexions, Departmental Websites, Renewable Energy, Training Courses, Postal Services
(based on written questions asked by Charles Hendry and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Energy Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Energy Bill Committee (8 out of 8)
- Energy Bill Committee (12 out of 12)
- Children, Schools and Families Bill Committee (4 out of 12)
- Green Energy (Definition and Promotion) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Energy Bill Committee (15 out of 15)
- Consumer Credit Bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- Highways (Obstruction by Body Corporate) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Employment Bill Committee (17 out of 17)
- Enterprise Bill Committee (16 out of 19)
- Export Control Bill Committee (3 out of 6)
- Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: New Clause 16 — Review of civil partnership (20 May 2013)
“I support the Bill because I believe in equality, but a direct consequence of that equality is a new inequality for heterosexual couples. That is why I think that we need to think about whether the issues can be considered at the same time.”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Hinkley Point (19 Mar 2013)
“May I say how delighted I am that the Secretary of State, as a Liberal Democrat, has now consented to more new nuclear capacity than any Minister since Tony Benn? Does he agree that that shows that the new planning system is working as intended, with tens of thousands of pages considered and agreed within about a year? Will he join me in paying tribute to officials in the Planning...”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (19 Mar 2013)
“Far too many young people are essentially illiterate and innumerate when they start custodial sentences. Even worse, they still are when they finish them. What assessment has the Minister made of the extent to which the costs of providing educational services would be offset by savings through a reduction in reoffending rates?”
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- Has spoken in 14 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year — well below 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 71.52% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 15 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 568 times in debates — above 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 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£20,623 (255th)||£23,083 (joint 1st with 142 others)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£21,634||£20,902 (joint 1st with 187 others)||£20,282 (joint 206th with 2 others)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£18,009 (joint 2nd with 55 others)|
|Office running costs||£22,403 (104th)||£23,703 (72nd)||£21,816 (191st)||£19,082||£16,532 (429th)||£18,799 (joint 13th with 178 others)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£23,817 (88th)|
|Staffing costs||£99,943 (171st)||£81,821 (499th)||£85,320 (284th)||£82,324||£80,215 (43rd)||£74,985 (joint 8th with 27 others)||£69,889 (74th)||£47,313 (267th)|
|Communications Allowance||£1,500 (559th)||£9,721 (202nd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£7,036 (332nd)1||£5,596 (426th)2||£6,535 (363rd)||£3,316||£7,162 (457th)||£6,781 (452nd)||£9,281 (359th)||£4,117 (510th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£14 (joint 415th with 1 other)||£0||£16 (joint 430th with 1 other)||£30||£48 (joint 446th with 1 other)||£35 (joint 463rd with 1 other)||£51 (joint 445th with 1 other)||£0|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£489 (201st)||£376 (240th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£15 (joint 115th with 1 other)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£1,750 (546th)||£718 (354th)||£625 (460th)||£643||£641 (434th)||£957 (275th)||£388 (596th)||£1,045 (joint 310th with 2 others)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,327 (322nd)||£1,303 (537th)||£932||£1,952 (412th)||£2,392 (340th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,039 (joint 547th with 3 others)||£930 (joint 523rd with 22 others)||£930||£1,580 (547th)||£1,580 (534th)||£1,580 (507th)||£1,022 (557th)|
|Total||£153,758 (281st)||£148,399 (301st)||£138,655 (308th)||£128,891||£129,032 (211th)||£125,811 (188th)||£119,145 (189th)||£95,323 (163rd)|
1 Regular journeys between home/constituency/Westminster: Mileage £2,335 (333rd). Rail £1,587 (394th). Misc £378 (94th). Other: Mileage £68 (65th). Rail £1,278 (11th). Air £279 (22nd). European £1,111 (46th).