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Conservative MP for Stourbridge
- Entered Parliament on 6 May 2010 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Margot James voted on key issues:
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Health, Work and Pensions, Home Department, Business, Innovation and Skills, Justice
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Obesity, NHS: Drugs, Industrial Health and Safety, Higher Education: Admissions, NHS: Redundancy Pay
(based on written questions asked by Margot James and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Energy Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Energy Bill Committee (8 out of 8)
- Health and Social Care Bill Committee (39 out of 40)
- Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill: Clause 9 — Conversion of civil partnership into marriage (21 May 2013)
“I congratulate the hon. Lady and the hon. Member for Cambridge (Dr Huppert)on their work in this important area. A couple in Stourbridge came to me two years ago, one of them having undergone gender reassignment treatment and surgery. They were very distressed that their marriage had been annulled and did not want to enter into a civil partnership, for their own reasons. Does this not...”
- Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill: New Clause 15 — Marriages according to usages of approved organisations (21 May 2013)
“My hon. Friend is making an excellent speech in favour of humanist weddings. I agree with him in principle, but is he not concerned, being a believer in equal marriage—as I know he is—about the Attorney-General’s advice that if we accepted the new clause, we would threaten the religious guarantees that we have given the Church of England?”
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- Has spoken in 49 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 20 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 79.92% 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 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") 101 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