Michael Fallon’s voting in Parliament
Michael Fallon is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
This is a selection of Michael Fallon’s votes.
Almost always voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
10 votes for, 0 votes against, 7 absences, between 2012–2014
Almost always voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
6 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 2010–2016
Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Show votes
3 votes for, 5 votes against, 7 absences, between 1997–2016
Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
17 votes for, 50 votes against, 22 absences, between 2008–2017
Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, 4 absences, between 2010–2016
Generally voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
17 votes for, 5 votes against, 4 absences, between 2010–2015
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Michael Fallon has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 22 Feb 2017
I speak regularly with the US Secretary of Defense and my other counterparts in the Global Coalition on the Counter Daesh campaign. All my counterparts recognise the importance of minimising civilian casualties in taking the fight to Daesh. The Coalition applies a rigorous targeting process to air strikes taking strict measures to minimise risk while providing the support needed on the ground...
At the Warsaw Summit in 2016, NATO Allies agreed to enhance the Alliance’s deterrence and defence posture in response to the growing threats the Euro-Atlantic region faces, including Russian belligerence. The UK is leading the work necessary to deliver an Alliance that is capable and credible of responding to all threats. We took the decision to provide one of the four defensive, but...
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Conservative MP for Sevenoaks
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election
Also represented Darlington
Topics of interest
Michael Fallon campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Home Department
- Experience Corps
- Special Advisers
- Departmental Staff
- Mental Health Services: Kent
- Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation
Currently held offices
- The Secretary of State for Defence (since 15 Jul 2014)
Other offices held in the past
- Minister of State for Portsmouth (16 Jan 2014 to 15 Jul 2014)
- The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (28 Mar 2013 to 15 Jul 2014)
- Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change (28 Mar 2013 to 15 Jul 2014)
- The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (6 Sep 2012 to 28 Mar 2013)
- Deputy Chair, Conservative Party (4 Sep 2010 to 4 Sep 2012)
- Chair, Treasury Sub-committee (17 May 2005 to 12 Apr 2010)
- Chair, Treasury Sub-committee (16 Jul 2001 to 7 Apr 2005)
- Member, Treasury Committee (5 Jul 1999 to 5 Nov 2012)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury) (1 Dec 1997 to 1 Jun 1998)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry) (1 Jun 1997 to 1 Dec 1997)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Education and Science) (24 Jul 1990 to 14 Apr 1992)
- Government Whip (10 May 1990 to 22 Jul 1990)
- Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (26 Jul 1988 to 10 May 1990)
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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 14 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Michael Fallon’s speeches
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 77.09% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 6 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
- 121 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Michael Fallon’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1000 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 10 Apr 2017.
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK
Name of donor: England and Wales Cricket Board
Address of donor: Lord's Cricket Ground, London NW8 8QZ
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets with hospitality, total value of £400
Date received: 16 July 2016
Date accepted: 16 July 2016
Donor status: company, registration 3251364
(Registered 08 August 2016
Name of donor: Rugby Football Union
Address of donor: Twickenham Stadium, 200 Whitton Road, Twickenham TW2 7BA
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets with hospitality for myself and my wife for the Six Nations England vs Scotland match, value £608
Date received: 11 March 2017
Date accepted: 11 March 2017
Donor status: other
(Registered 17 March 2017)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Wendy Fallon, as Senior Caseworker (constituency
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