Roger Gale

MP, North Thanet

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North Thanet Conservative

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 voted against a statutory register of lobbyists, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Roger Gale has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 12 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • October EU Council 22 Oct 2018

    First, may I say that I concur with my right hon. Friend the Member for Hastings and Rye (Amber Rudd)? I believe that most Members on the Government Benches and, indeed, in the House utterly condemn and regard with disdain the tone of some of the language used at the weekend. Is it not the case that talk of a second referendum at this crucial stage in the negotiations can only undermine the...
  • Overseas Electors Bill: Money 16 Oct 2018

    Madam Deputy Speaker, I understand entirely that this debate is about the money resolution and the amendment, but you will forgive me if I say that much of the Opposition Front-Bench spokeswoman’s speech was devoted to the political implications of the extension of the vote to expat UK citizens. Such a device has not been used since 1912, and it is being used quite cynically by the...
  • Overseas Electors Bill: Money 16 Oct 2018

    I know some such young people, but at most they could have paid two years’ worth of taxes. Harry Shindler paid taxes for years and gave blood and fought for his country. I am afraid that Opposition Members are seeking to deny people such as that the right to be British and to vote as British, which I regard as an absolute disgrace— Three quarters of an hour having elapsed since...

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Conservative MP for North Thanet

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

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Topics of interest

Roger Gale campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • 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 31 Oct 2017)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 22 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (28 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • 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)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (26 Jun 1997 to 3 May 2017)
  • 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)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 35 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Roger Gale’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 10 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 73.66% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 648 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 15 Oct 2018.

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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