Shailesh Vara

MP, North West Cambridgeshire

North West Cambridgeshire Conservative

Shailesh Vara campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Last updated: 8 Feb 2017

Recent appearances

  • Commonwealth: Trade — [Philip Davies in the Chair] 22 Feb 2017

    Will the hon. Gentleman give way?
  • Commonwealth: Trade — [Philip Davies in the Chair] 22 Feb 2017

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, as always, Mr Davies. I commend my hon. Friend the Member for Rossendale and Darwen (Jake Berry) on securing this important debate. To the extent that it is relevant, I declare that I am co-chairman of the Conservative Friends of India group. Our existing trade with the Commonwealth is not insignificant. In 2015, our exports to the...
  • Commonwealth: Trade — [Philip Davies in the Chair] 22 Feb 2017

    My hon. Friend makes a valid point, but I hope he will appreciate that it is not for us to invite countries to join the Commonwealth. We are equal partners, and it is important to remember that, in the Commonwealth, we should not pick favourites. We should give the smaller nations equal treatment, particularly given that our aim is to increase trade. There is the potential to increase trade...

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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)

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  • Has spoken in 21 debates in the last year — below 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 91.69% 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 349 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Feb 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 if donation in kind: Two tickets plus hospitality at a football match at Stamford Bridge, total value £677.04 (£338.52 per person)

Date received: 22 January 2017

Date accepted: 22 January 2017

Donor status: company, registration 01716184

(Registered 16 February 2017)
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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