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Conservative MP for Rochester and Strood
- Entered Parliament on 6 May 2010 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Mark Reckless voted on key issues:
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately against more EU integration. 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
- Has never voted on a smoking ban. votes
- Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
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- Quite often rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Treasury, Transport, Home Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Thames Estuary Airport, Aviation: Olympic Games 2012, Loans: Republic of Ireland, Government Departments: Public Consultation, Digital Broadcasting
(based on written questions asked by Mark Reckless and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Civil Aviation Bill Committee (13 out of 14)
- Point of Order (24 Apr 2013)
“On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I do not consider that I received a proper reply from the Home Secretary to the question whether the Supreme Court should decide the key constitutional matter, as she descended to what some might describe as personal abuse. May I ask your advice as to whether this is an appropriate matter that I might seek to raise on the Adjournment?”
- Prime Minister: Abu Qatada (24 Apr 2013)
“The Home Secretary has to convince the Supreme Court that her case raises an arguable point of law of general public importance. Should she not therefore put the key constitutional question: is Strasbourg entitled to move the goalposts, or does our Supreme Court have the last word?”
- Public Service Pensions Bill: Section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993 (22 Apr 2013)
“As my hon. Friend pointed out, the Prime Minister now says that there should have been a referendum on the Maastricht treaty. Does he recall that the Prime Minister was at the time a special adviser to the then Chancellor of the Exchequer, who had been Chief Secretary to the Treasury under Margaret Thatcher and who refused to sign the treaty? A junior Minister, my right hon. Friend the...”
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- Has spoken in 62 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 26 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 84.28% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well below average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 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") 106 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