Shailesh Vara

Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office)

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North West Cambridgeshire Conservative

Shailesh Vara’s voting in Parliament

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Last updated: 16 Jan 2018

Recent appearances

  • Northern Ireland Assembly Members (Pay) Bill 21 Mar 2018

    I thank all Members on both sides of the House who have contributed to the debate. While there has been some reluctance, there has clearly also been broad agreement that this is the right way forward. Let me say at the outset that it remains our overriding priority—one that I know is shared by Members across the House—to see devolution restored. However, as my right hon. Friend...
  • Northern Ireland Assembly Members (Pay) Bill 21 Mar 2018

    I was being charitable. The order of the day for this debate is very much that people should be brief—most were in line with that—and I will follow in that tradition. We have taken advice on MLA pay and considered it, and we are now putting the Secretary of State in a position to act, pending any further representations from the Northern Ireland political parties. The previous...
  • Northern Ireland (Regional Rates and Energy) Bill 21 Mar 2018

    It is a great pleasure to follow the moving words of the hon. Member for Ealing North (Stephen Pound). I thank all those who have contributed today from across the political divide. It is particularly good that we all broadly agree about the way forward for this Bill. In bringing it forward, alongside the Northern Ireland Budget (Anticipation and Adjustments) Bill, which the House considered...

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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

  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office) (since 9 Jan 2018)

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 28 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 during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 93.98% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 36 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 366 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 19 Mar 2018.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Mr Anil Agarwal
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 06 July 2017)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Asian Media Group
Address of donor: Garavi Gujarat House, 1-2 Silex Street, London, SE1 0DW

Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: Two tickets plus hospitality at a football match at Stamford Bridge, total value £650 (£325 per person)

Date received: 16 December 2017

Date accepted: 16 December 2017

Donor status: company, registration 01716184

(Registered 19 December 2017)
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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