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.

This is a selection of Shailesh Vara’s votes.

  • Consistently voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Almost always voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Consistently voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes

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

Recent appearances

  • State Pension Age: Women 30 Nov 2016

    I think we all recognise that in the world of politics, there are very few easy solutions, and solutions are certainly never cheap. As far as the matter that we are debating is concerned, the cheap version—to undo the Pensions Act 2011—would cost some 30 billion, and to undo the Pensions Act 1995 would cost many billions more. We must recognise that any pension scheme that...
  • State Pension Age: Women 30 Nov 2016

    Forgive me; I am mindful of the time limit. If people want to seek a change to what has already been done, they should have the courage to say so. They should say that they do not accept the transitional arrangements that have been made, and that they want further changes. To say that no changes were made is, frankly, disingenuous. As far as notification and the 1995 Act are concerned, let us...
  • State Pension Age: Women 30 Nov 2016

    I will not give way, because I want to leave other hon. Members as much time as possible in which to speak. We must also mention other countries. Nine EU countries, including Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands, introduced equalisation as far back as 2009. I conclude by simply saying one thing: we have had many debates on this issue and the Government have repeatedly made their position...

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Conservative MP for North West Cambridgeshire

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

Expenses

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 34 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 92.92% 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.
  • 120 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Shailesh Vara’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 348 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 21 Nov 2016.

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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