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 reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
8 votes for, 0 votes against, 9 absences, between 2012–2014
Consistently voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
6 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2010–2017
Almost always voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
10 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2013–2016
Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
6 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 2010–2016
Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 3 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2016
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
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Hugo Swire has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 22 Feb 2017
What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the d’Hondt system in Northern Ireland.
The priority must of course be to persuade all the parties back into government in Northern Ireland to avoid the prospect of direct rule. Given the recent instability, in the longer term is it worth having a discussion about a new form of government involving a Government and an Opposition?
To ask the Attorney General, how many successful prosecutions there have been for drivers leaving their engines running when stationary in each of the last five years.
More of Hugo Swire’s recent appearances
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 39 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Hugo Swire’s speeches
- Has received answers to 89 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 76.92% 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") 511 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 6 Mar 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)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
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