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A selection of Mark Hoban’s votes
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Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, in 2013.
Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
11 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2013–2014.
Generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
11 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 2003–2012.
Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes
17 votes for, 41 votes against, 10 absences, between 2008–2014.
Consistently voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
0 votes for, 7 votes against, between 2011–2012.
Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
10 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2010–2013.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Mark Hoban’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Mark Hoban’s full vote analysis page for more.
May I first refer Members to my declaration in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests? I commend the Chancellor for his Budget, which continues the themes of economic reform and fiscal consolidation that we have seen in each of the Budgets and autumn statements in this Parliament. It is that twin-track approach that has led to a fall in the deficit, putting the nation on a path...
That demonstrates the challenges we face to get the pace right. One thing we should be absolutely clear about is the importance of sticking to the course. There are three reasons why it is important to stick to the course of reducing the deficit and reducing debt. It is inherently unfair for future generations to bear the cost of debt we have built up.
Let the hon. Gentleman answer this question: is it really fair for our children and grandchildren to pay the cost of debts we have built up? Let him answer that question.
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Former Conservative MP for Fareham
Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
- Education and Skills
- Home Department
- Duchy of Lancaster
- Departmental ICT
- Departmental Training
- Departmental Pay
- Departmental Marketing
- Departmental Public Participation
Other offices held in the past
- The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions (6 Sep 2012 to 7 Oct 2013)
- The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (13 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
- Shadow Minister (Treasury) (10 Dec 2005 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Minister (Education) (1 Jun 2004 to 1 Jun 2005)
- Shadow Minister (Health) (1 Jun 2003 to 1 Jun 2004)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jun 2002 to 1 Jun 2003)
- Member, Science and Technology Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 27 Jan 2003)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Future MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Chartered accountant (non-practising).
Adviser to Markit Group Ltd, 4th floor, Ropemaker Place, 25 Ropemaker St, London EC2Y 9LY; a provider of financial information services. Retained to provide strategic advice on business and regulatory issues. Expected remuneration: £4,000 a month for 4 hours per week. (Registered 16 December 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Address of donor: Romero House, 55 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7JB
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £690
Destination of visit: Kenya
Date of visit: 13-17 April 2014
Purpose of visit: fact finding
(Registered 28 May 2014)
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