Shailesh Vara

MP, North West Cambridgeshire

North West Cambridgeshire Conservative

Shailesh Vara campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Shailesh Vara’s voting in Parliament

Shailesh Vara is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Shailesh Vara sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Shailesh Vara generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Shailesh Vara has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Terrorist Attack: Nice: UK's Nuclear Deterrent 18 Jul 2016

    Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Slavery 14 Jul 2016

    Judicial training is the responsibility of the Lord Chief Justice and is exercised through the Judicial College. To fulfil their judicial decision making responsibilities magistrates, their legal advisers and District Judges (Magistrates’ Courts) receive comprehensive induction and continuation training in across the jurisdictions, which includes new legislation. It is not however...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Domestic Violence: Legal Aid Scheme 13 Jul 2016

    The Government is absolutely clear that victims of domestic violence must have access to the help that they need, including access to legal aid. We are working closely with various domestic abuse support groups and legal representative bodies to gather information about the existing evidence requirements for obtaining legal aid in private family law cases involving domestic violence. Whilst...

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Conservative MP for North West Cambridgeshire

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Justice
  • Work and Pensions
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Departmental Data Protection
  • Departmental Written Questions
  • Departmental Art Works
  • Departmental Reviews
  • Human Trafficking

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (9 Jul 2015 to 18 Jul 2016)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice (7 Oct 2013 to 18 Jul 2016)
  • Member, Finance and Services Committee (14 Nov 2011 to 14 Jan 2013)
  • Member, Administration Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 14 Nov 2011)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (12 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons (8 Nov 2006 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 11 Dec 2006)
  • Vice-Chair, Conservative Party (1 Jul 2001 to 1 Jul 2005)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 40 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Shailesh Vara’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 94.08% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 35 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 125 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Shailesh Vara’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 345 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Jul 2016.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: V Pankhania Foundation
Address of donor: 7 Churchill Court, 58 Station Road, Harrow HA2 7SA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets for the Royal Charity Polo Cup, value £1,000

Date received: 11 July 2015

Date accepted: 11 July 2015

Donor status: company, registration number 6653185

(Registered 31 July 2015)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: (1) The Art of Living Foundation (UK); (2) Vyakti Vikas Kendra India
Address of donor: (1) 96 Hartland Drive, Edgware, Middlesex; (2) 21st Kanakpura Road, Art of Living International Ashram, Bangalore 560 082, India

Amount of donation: (1) Return flight to and from India, £1,381.15; (2) in New Delhi, transportation, accommodation and some meals, £640.

Destination of visit: New Delhi, India.

Date of visit: 10 - 14 March 2016.

Purpose of visit: To speak at the Global Leadership Forum and attend the World Culture Festival. (I also met with the Prime Minister of India.)

(Registered 07 April 2016)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Flat in London: (i) and (ii).
Joint owner of farmland in Gujarat, India: (i).
8. Miscellaneous
Non-practising solicitor.

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