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Former Conservative MP for Spelthorne
- Entered Parliament on 11 June 1987 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Majority: 9,936 votes. — 221st out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How David Wilshire voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted strongly against equal gay rights. votes
- Has never voted on increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately 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 a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted strongly against more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Has never voted on automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Motorways and Trunk Roads (Litter) (30 Mar 2010)
“Welcome back, Minister.”
- UK Chemical Industry (30 Mar 2010)
“It will indeed be the last time.”
- UK Chemical Industry (30 Mar 2010)
“Order. I am sorry to interrupt the Minister, but he went past a full stop, so I have to call a halt to the debate.”
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- Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 4 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 44.10% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below 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 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 58 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 562 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 12 Apr 2010. 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||£24,006 (joint 1st with 48 others)||£23,083 (joint 1st with 142 others)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£21,634||£20,902 (joint 1st with 187 others)||£20,333 (joint 3rd with 149 others)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£13,255 (478th)|
|Office running costs||£20,321 (199th)||£25,039 (53rd)||£20,465 (284th)||£19,476||£12,325 (571st)||£18,495 (408th)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£3,601 (643rd)|
|Staffing costs||£78,467 (583rd)||£86,476 (363rd)||£86,420 (230th)||£78,955||£77,986 (62nd)||£68,023 (joint 228th with 71 others)||£65,596 (joint 179th with 51 others)||£54,206 (87th)|
|Communications Allowance||£10,484 (156th)||£10,327 (102nd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£9,853 (205th)1||£7,132 (342nd)2||£5,466 (440th)||£4,078||£5,903 (502nd)||£6,635 (459th)||£7,460 (429th)||£6,815 (375th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£123 (joint 328th with 1 other)||£160 (342nd)||£50 (412th)||£240||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£0||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||£6,906 (58th)||£1,985 (25th)||£3,809 (31st)||£5,993||£4,175 (29th)||£4,850 (12th)||£4,640 (7th)||£3,510 (12th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£4,999 (58th)||£9,423 (39th)||£15,161||£9,776 (50th)||£13,470 (11th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,341 (134th)||£1,410 (21st)||£271||£1,890 (319th)||£1,890 (314th)||£1,619 (495th)||£1,126 (joint 533rd with 1 other)|
|Total||£150,161 (329th)||£160,542 (91st)||£149,153 (96th)||£145,808||£132,957 (139th)||£133,696 (81st)||£117,271 (230th)||£82,513 (452nd)|
1 Regular journeys between home/constituency/Westminster: Mileage £6,509 (27th). Rail £104 (559th). Misc £146 (145th). Other: Mileage £187 (33rd). Rail £102 (101st). Air £1,076 (3rd). European £1,729 (22nd).