Hugo Swire

MP, East Devon

East Devon Conservative

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.

  • Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Almost always voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Generally voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Almost always voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Generally voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Hugo Swire’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Hugo Swire’s full vote analysis page for more.

Hugo Swire has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Higher Education and Research Bill 19 Jul 2016

    The right hon. Gentleman will have heard what my hon. Friend the Member for Cannock Chase (Amanda Milling) said, citing Sir Steve Smith, the vice-chancellor of Exeter University. He will also be aware of the huge number of overseas students at Exeter University, which make it one of the leading universities in the country, if not in the world. I know that the Minister shares my view about...
  • Higher Education and Research Bill 19 Jul 2016

    Has my hon. Friend made any study of the outrageous discrimination suffered by English students studying at Scottish universities after we come out of the European Union?
  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Colombia: Peace Negotiations 14 Jul 2016

    The EU Trust Fund will become established following formal signature of a peace agreement between the Government of Colombia and the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia). Civil society can play a key role in successful implementation of a Colombian peace deal. In discussions with the EU institutions, the UK has repeatedly encouraged inclusion of civil society organisations in the EU...

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Conservative MP for East Devon

Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

Expenses

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Topics of interest

  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Health
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Olympic Games: Greater London
  • National Lottery
  • Casinos
  • London Olympics
  • Gambling

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)

Numerology

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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 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 74.77% 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.
  • 95 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Hugo Swire’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 486 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Jul 2016.

9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Alexandra (Sasha) Swire, as Senior Researcher/Parliamentary Assistant.

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