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John Hayes’s voting in Parliament
John Hayes is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
This is a selection of John Hayes’s votes.
Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
29 votes for, 100 votes against, 19 absences, between 2009–2020
Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, in 2013
Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010
Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
11 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2013–2016
Generally voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
3 votes for, 2 votes against, between 2004–2011
Almost always voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
10 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2016
Last updated: 20 Jan 2020.
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John Hayes has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
When the Lord Chancellor introduced the Bill to curtail the early release of prisoners with his usual mix of alacrity and wisdom, I suggested on Second Reading, based on information from the House of Commons Library, that about 160 people might have been released early. Since then, having received further advice from our excellent Library experts, it has become clear that the Home Office...
My right hon. Friend has always been a champion of social justice and, not for the first time, does this House a great service in bringing to our attention matters that are of both local import and national consequence. Does he agree that the report recently published by the commission that the Government tasked with looking at building beautiful places is highly pertinent to the debate? If...
Inspired by Keats’ view that “Beauty is truth, truth beauty”, the commission established by the Government to advise on the built environment recently published its report, “Living with beauty”. It sets out eight priorities for reform and makes a series of recommendations, which the Leader of the House will know were welcomed by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and...
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Conservative MP for South Holland and The Deepings
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Topics of interest
John Hayes campaigned to leave the European Union
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Universities and Skills
- Education and Skills
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Home Department
- European Constitution
- Departmental Staff
- Departmental Recycling
- European Union
Other offices held in the past
- Minister of State (Department for Transport) (15 Jul 2016 to 9 Jan 2018)
- Minister of State (Home Office) (Security) (8 May 2015 to 15 Jul 2016)
- Minister of State (Department for Transport) (15 Jul 2014 to 8 May 2015)
- Minister without Portfolio (28 Mar 2013 to 15 Jul 2014)
- The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change (6 Sep 2012 to 27 Mar 2013)
- The Minister for Universities and Science (18 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
- The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (12 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
- Shadow Minister (Education) (19 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Minister (14-19 Reform and Apprenticeships) (8 Dec 2005 to 19 Jan 2009)
- Shadow Minister (Transport) (10 May 2005 to 8 Dec 2005)
- Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (Housing and Planning) (1 Jun 2003 to 1 Apr 2005)
- Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (1 Jun 2002 to 1 Jun 2003)
- Member, Committee of Selection (17 Oct 2001 to 21 Nov 2002)
- Member, Administration Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 2 Dec 2002)
- Opposition Pairing Whip (Commons) (1 Jun 2001 to 1 Jun 2002)
- Shadow Minister (Education) (Schools) (1 Jun 2000 to 1 Jun 2001)
- Vice-Chair, Conservative Party (1 Jul 1999 to 1 Jul 2000)
- Member, Education Sub-committee (8 Dec 1998 to 1 Feb 2000)
- Member, Education & Employment Committee (7 Dec 1998 to 8 May 2000)
- Member, Agriculture Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 5 Jul 1999)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 83 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all John Hayes’s speeches
- Has received answers to 135 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 97.22% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 140 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on John Hayes’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1170 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 10 Feb 2020.
1. Employment and earnings
From 29 May 2018 until further notice, President of HBSA, which provides technical and vocational education. Address: Burton and South Derbyshire College, Lichfield Road, Burton on Trent DE14 3RL. From 30 June 2019, I receive £30,000 a year (previously £20,000), paid quarterly, for a commitment of between 40 and 50 hrs. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 28 June 2018; updated 12 December 2018 and 25 July 2019)
From 1 September 2018 until further notice, Strategic Adviser to BB
Energy Trading Ltd, an international energy company trading worldwide, of 12-14 Ansdell St, London W8 5BN. I expect to receive £50,000 a year in return for an estimated commitment of between 80 and 90 hours. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 28 September 2018; updated 12 December 2018)
From 5 January 2019 until 30 June 2019, Non-Executive Director
to Esharelife, 15 -17 St Cross Street London EC1N 8UW. Esharelife is a charitable foundation set up to support infrastructure and social, cultural, educational and humanitarian projects in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the world. I promoted Esharelife’s charitable work for an estimated maximum of 1.5 days per month in return for remuneration of £6,000 per quarter. First payment received on 5 January 2019, last payment received on 30 June 2019. I consulted ACoBA about this role. (Registered 01 February 2019; updated 05 February 2019 and 25 July 2019)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP
but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Dr Maurizio Bragagni
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
Donor status: individual
(Registered 10 January 2020)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2
Name of donor: Mr David Ball
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000
Date received: 15 January 2020
Date accepted: 15 January 2020
Donor status: individual
(Registered 07 February 2020)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Susan Hayes, as Administrative Manager.
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