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A selection of Julian Lewis's votes
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Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
44 votes for, 0 votes against, 10 absences, between 2012–2016
Voted a mixture of for and against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
2 votes for, 1 vote against, 8 absences, between 2010–2016
Generally voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
4 votes for, 0 votes against, 4 absences, between 2010–2016
Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, in 2013
Generally voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
7 votes for, 0 votes against, 5 absences, between 2013–2016
Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
15 votes for, 106 votes against, 24 absences, between 2008–2019
We have lots more plain English analysis of Julian Lewis’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Julian Lewis’s full vote analysis page for more.
Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker. May I congratulate you on your own gallant and good-humoured campaign to be Speaker? I must congratulate my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State on being so proactive in responding to this shocking discovery that Thomas Cook did not properly insure so many people against injury while being on a Thomas Cook holiday. Am I right in thinking that there would...
Congratulations, Mr Speaker. In the light of the Foreign Secretary’s rather dismissive response to his predecessor on defence spending, is he aware that the Defence Committee, on which four parties are represented, has recommended 3% of GDP as a realistic medium-term goal? Does he accept that 2% of GDP on defence is a minimum? It is a floor, not a ceiling.
As I have listened to the successive tributes, I have been looking at my page of notes of all the things that I wanted to say in order to show appreciation for everything that Rose has brought to this place during her years of service here, and I have been having to cross them off one after another, because the heartfelt speeches so far have really encapsulated everything. But, as we know, Mr...
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Former Conservative MP for New Forest East
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election
Topics of interest
Julian Lewis campaigned to leave the European Union
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Home Department
- Ministry of Defence
- Cabinet Office
- Departmental Files
- Simon Mann
- Aircraft Carriers
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Liaison Committee Sub-committee on the effectiveness and influence of the select committee system (13 Feb 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (6 Nov 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (30 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Defence Sub-Committee (12 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Chair, Defence Committee (12 Jul 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (10 Feb 2016 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (30 Nov 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (10 Sep 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Defence Sub-Committee (8 Sep 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Chair, Defence Committee (18 Jun 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (3 Nov 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Defence Committee (3 Nov 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (13 Sep 2010 to 16 Mar 2015)
- Shadow Minister (Defence) (10 May 2005 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) (1 Jul 2004 to 10 May 2005)
- Shadow Minister (Defence) (1 Jul 2002 to 1 Jul 2004)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jul 2001 to 1 Jul 2002)
- Member, Defence Committee (3 Feb 2000 to 29 Oct 2001)
- Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (22 Jun 1998 to 11 May 2001)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 116 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Julian Lewis’s speeches
- Has received answers to 18 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Responsiveness to messages sent via WriteToThem.com in 2015: MP did not accept messages via WriteToThem.
- Has voted in 88.34% 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 19–20 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 109 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1138 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK
Name of donor: Henry Jackson Society
Address of donor: Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP
Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: accommodation and meals for myself and my partner, value £1,351.68, at a conference in Oxford for UK parliamentarians and US
congressmen and women
Date received: 14-16 December 2018
Date accepted: 14 December 2018
Donor status: company, registration 07465741
(Registered 28 December 2018)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Flat in London, purchased on 22 December 2014 and from which rental income has been received since 5 February 2015: (i) and (ii). (Registered 05 February 2015)
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