Hugo Swire campaigned to remain in the European Union
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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.
Almost always voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
Generally voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
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I pay tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for North Cornwall (Scott Mann) for securing the debate, which is particularly timely for me because I have my catch-up with the National Farmers Union at Crealy park in East Devon on Friday. We will hear a lot over the coming months and years about the threats and opportunities of Brexiting and it is up to us as parliamentarians to ensure that the...
Yes, and not all from the EU has been bad—that is the point. When we come to examine some of the legislation, and particularly some of the wildlife and environmental legislation, I strongly suspect that we will want to adopt quite a lot of it for ourselves. I very much hope Ministers will come to my constituency and speak to the principal and staff at one of the finest land-based...
Given the increasing relevance of the Commonwealth for trade, will the Prime Minister give her personal support to the first ever meeting of Commonwealth Trade Ministers here in the UK next year? When she goes to India next month, will she commit to persuade Prime Minister Modi to attend the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in the UK?
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Conservative MP for East Devon
Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
Topics of interest
- 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 18 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Hugo Swire’s speeches
- Has received answers to 30 written questions in the last year — 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 74.41% 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") 490 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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