Roger Gale

MP, North Thanet

North Thanet Conservative

Roger Gale campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Roger Gale’s voting in Parliament

Roger Gale is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Roger Gale sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Roger Gale consistently voted for the hunting ban, while most Conservative MPs almost always voted against. Show votes
  • Roger Gale generally voted against allowing marriage between two people of same sex, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Roger Gale generally voted against a statutory register of lobbyists, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Roger Gale has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Education (Merseyside) — [Sir Roger Gale in the Chair] 19 Oct 2016

    Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. We will need to start the winding-up speeches at 3.40 pm. At least six Members have indicated they wish to speak. You can do the maths. I will not impose a time limit, but if colleagues are courteous to one another, you will all get in; otherwise, you will not. It’s as simple as that.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Airport Expansion 15 Sep 2016

    As Britain leaves the European Union, we are going to have to develop more markets in Asia and the far east. That will mean more passenger traffic and, in particular, more freight traffic. Is it not therefore essential for the national interest that RiverOak’s plans for a freight hub at Manston should be allowed to proceed and to be successful, and that we should preserve Manston as an...
  • HGV Fly-parking: Kent — [Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] 7 Sep 2016

    I do not wish to try your patience, Mr Turner, so I will endeavour to be as brief as I can. It is vital that we, as Kent Members, make the point that if the taxpayer is to get value for money, the lorry park proposed for Stanford West needs to be a 24-hour, 365-days-a-year facility, not just an Operation Stack facility. That will take a considerable amount of pressure off the M20 road system,...

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Conservative MP for North Thanet

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election


Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Work and Pensions
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Transport
  • Departmental Relocation
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation
  • Public Information
  • Departmental Information
  • Immigration

Currently held offices

  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (since 28 Oct 2015)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 26 Jun 1997)

Other offices held in the past

  • Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (Full Member) (23 Jan 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (Substitute Member) (10 Nov 2010 to 23 Jan 2012)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (11 Jun 2007 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Broadcasting Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Vice-Chair, Conservative Party (1 Aug 2001 to 31 Jul 2003)
  • Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (Substitute Member) (1 Oct 1987 to 16 Nov 1989)
  • Member, Televising of Proceedings of the House Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 16 Nov 1989)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 16 Mar 1992)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 33 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Roger Gale’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 2 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 66.96% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 11 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above 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.
  • 72 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Roger Gale’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 611 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 2016.

6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
A holiday barn conversion in France: (i).
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Suzy Gale, as Office Manager.

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