Shailesh Vara

Conservative MP for North West Cambridgeshire


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Recent appearances

  • Prime Minister: Engagements 28 Feb 2024

    A few years ago, there was a proposal to build nearly 7,000 houses in a beautiful part of my constituency near the villages of Castor and Ailsworth, against the wishes of local residents. I worked with the local community, and together we were able to stop the development. However, efforts are now being made to include this land in a revised Peterborough local plan. Does the Prime Minister...
  • Northern Ireland: Restoration of Power Sharing 17 Jan 2024

    Does my right hon. Friend agree that it is deeply regrettable that the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, is pandering to his domestic audience, rather than thinking of the greater good of Northern Ireland and the victims of the troubles?
  • UK-Rwanda Partnership 6 Dec 2023

    Some in this House take the view that our proposals are not the way to treat asylum seekers. Does my right hon. Friend agree that the people we are talking about are arriving in this country from a safe country, France, and are mostly young men in their 20s and 30s who come here as economic migrants and not asylum seekers? It is important that that point is recognised.

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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

Shailesh Vara campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

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

Currently held offices

  • Member, Joint Committee on the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act (since 10 Nov 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland ( 7 Jul 2022 to 6 Sep 2022)
  • Member, Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill Committee ( 2 Mar 2022 to 22 Mar 2022)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee ( 2 Mar 2020 to 12 Oct 2020)
  • The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office (23 Jul 2018 to 15 Nov 2018)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office) ( 9 Jan 2018 to 23 Jul 2018)
  • 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)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 19 Feb 2024.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Media City Qatar
Address of donor: Floor 17 & 18, Tornado Tower, Bldg. 17, Zone 60, Street 810, Corner Majlis Al Taawoon And, Al Funduq St, Doha, Qatar
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation, food and sundries in Qatar, value £6,900. Visit to Kuwait was self-funded.
Destination of visit: Doha, Qatar and Kuwait
Dates of visit: 19-26 May 2023
Purpose of visit: To participate at the Bloomberg Qatar Economic Forum 2023 and meet Qatari and international officials to discuss current affairs including regional conflict resolution, labour rights and Qatar-UK bilateral relations. And to see a friend in Kuwait and meet Kuwaiti politicians.
(Registered 21 June 2023)
Name of donor: Parliament of Georgia
Address of donor: 8 Rustaveli Avenue, 0118 Tbilisi, Georgia
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Hotel accommodation for 26-30 August (approx. £500), local transportation and hospitality (approx. £250); total estimated value £750
Destination of visit: Georgia
Dates of visit: 26-31 August 2023
Purpose of visit: APPG for Georgia visit to build on closer parliamentary relations.
(Registered 21 September 2023)
8. Miscellaneous
Non-practising solicitor.
From 30 November 2022, Member of the Executive Committee of the British Group Inter-Parliamentary Union. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 16 November 2023)

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