Hugo Swire’s voting in Parliament
Hugo Swire is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
This is a selection of Hugo Swire’s votes.
Generally voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
14 votes for, 4 votes against, 8 absences, between 2010–2015
Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010
Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
6 votes for, 4 votes against, 3 absences, between 2008–2016
Generally voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
2 votes for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, between 2004–2011
Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
39 votes for, 0 votes against, 15 absences, between 2012–2016
Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Show votes
5 votes for, 6 votes against, between 2004–2016
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Last updated: 22 Feb 2017
Given that we are trying to achieve consensus and talk about the issues seriously, the hon. Gentleman will no doubt wish to balance the examples he cites from one side with an acknowledgement that there are still many families in Northern Ireland who have never had a proper inquiry into—or, indeed, an explanation from Sinn Féin or the IRA about—what happened to their loved...
Given the fact that the Chinese, in a most welcome manner but rather surprisingly, did support sanctions at the UN in 2013, the chances are that they will come to the UN Security Council meeting at the end of this month in a positive frame of mind. The Foreign Secretary is right that Russia shares a small border with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. It is also a permanent...
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of legislation governing noise from motorcycles.
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Conservative MP for East Devon
Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
Topics of interest
Hugo Swire campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Culture Media and Sport
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Home Department
- Olympic Games: Greater London
- National Lottery
- London Olympics
Other offices held in the past
- The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (6 Sep 2012 to 17 Jul 2016)
- The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office (13 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
- Chair, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (11 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (10 May 2005 to 3 Jul 2007)
- Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport) (1 Jan 2004 to 10 May 2005)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jun 2003 to 1 Jun 2004)
- Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (2 Dec 2002 to 12 Jul 2005)
- Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (11 Jul 2001 to 11 Jul 2005)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 38 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Hugo Swire’s speeches
- Has received answers to 100 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 77.09% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 8 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") 513 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 10 Apr 2017.
1. Employment and earnings
From 9 November 2016
, Adviser to KIS
France, a manufacturer of photo booths and mini labs. Address: 7 Rue Jean Pierre Timbaud, 38130 Echirolles, France. I expect to be paid £3,000 every month until further notice. Hours: 8 hrs per month. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 16 November 2016)
From 15 November 2016, Deputy Chairman
of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council. Address: Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5HX. I expect to be paid £2,000 every month until further notice. Hours: 10 hrs per month. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 16 November 2016)
Name of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Bahrain
Address of donor: P.O. Box 547, Government Road, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation, food and transport with a total value of £3,550
Destination of visit: Bahrain
Dates of visit: 8-12 December 2016
Purpose of visit: Attendance at the IISS
(Registered 23 December 2016)
Name of donor: (1) Professor Magdy Ishak; (2) Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: (1) private; (2) Nile Corniche, Boulaq, Cairo Governate, Egypt
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) Flights to a value of £1,386; (2) accommodation, food and transport to a value of £596
Destination of visit: Egypt
Dates of visit: 16-20 March 2017
Purpose of visit: Parliamentary fact finding.
(Registered 03 April 2017)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
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