A selection of David Wilshire's votes
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Almost always voted against university tuition fees Show votes
1 vote for, 8 votes against, 1 absence, between 1997–2004
Almost always voted against more EU integration Show votes
1 vote for, 33 votes against, 8 absences, between 2008–2009
Generally voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
0 votes for, 6 votes against, 2 absences, between 1999–2007
Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2007
Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
7 votes for, 4 votes against, between 2003–2007
Has never voted on increasing the rate of VAT
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Welcome back, Minister.
It will indeed be the last time.
Order. I am sorry to interrupt the Minister, but he went past a full stop, so I have to call a halt to the debate.
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Former Conservative MP for Spelthorne
Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Education and Skills
- Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust
- Ashford (Middlesex) Hospital
- Hospital Trusts (West Surrey)
- Flood Defence
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Chairmen's Panel Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Transport Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Whip, Whips (17 Mar 2005 to 20 May 2005)
- Assistant Chief Whip, Whips (10 May 2004 to 17 Mar 2005)
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- Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all David Wilshire’s speeches
- Has received answers to 4 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 44.10% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 53 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 562 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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