Mark Harper’s voting in Parliament
Mark Harper is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
This is a selection of Mark Harper’s votes.
Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
11 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2013–2016
Almost always voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2017
Consistently voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
0 votes for, 15 votes against, between 2011–2016
Generally voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
2 votes for, 2 votes against, between 2011–2016
Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010
Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
7 votes for, 1 vote against, between 2010–2016
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Last updated: 18 Dec 2017
Is the Secretary of State not right to highlight that Northern Ireland’s rightful place is to make sure it is aligned with the rules of the rest of the UK, which is why Conservative Members had a clear manifesto commitment to do nothing to damage the single market of the United Kingdom?
Gloucestershire College is building a brand-new campus in my constituency, made possible by millions of pounds of Government support. May I thank the Prime Minister for that investment, and does it not show that this is a Government committed to investing in the skills necessary to make this an economy and a country fit for the future?
First, I should declare an interest—although it is not strictly an interest—as the Minister who took through the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011. I feel some obligation to defend the very sensible proposals and arrangements that Parliament legislated for in that Act, as they are under attack from what are, I must say, some of the most ridiculous arguments I...
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Conservative MP for Forest of Dean
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Topics of interest
Mark Harper campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Work and Pensions
- Home Department
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Departmental Written Questions
- Departmental Disabled Staff
- Members: Correspondence
- Departmental ICT
Other offices held in the past
- Chief Whip (8 May 2015 to 14 Jul 2016)
- Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Disabled People) (15 Jul 2014 to 8 May 2015)
- Member, Administration Committee (10 Mar 2014 to 1 Dec 2014)
- The Minister for Immigration (6 Sep 2012 to 8 Feb 2014)
- The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office (12 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
- Member, Work and Pensions Committee (29 Jun 2009 to 23 Nov 2009)
- Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (3 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Minister (Defence) (8 Dec 2005 to 1 Apr 2007)
- Member, Administration Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 6 Nov 2006)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 30 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Mark Harper’s speeches
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 97.14% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 43 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.
- 121 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Mark Harper’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1140 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 8 Jan 2018.
1. Employment and earnings
From 1 February 2017
until 31 January 2018
, a senior advisor to DWF LLP
(a law firm) of 1 Scott Place, 2 Hardman Street, Manchester M3 3AA. I provide strategic advice for which I receive £3,000 per month for an expected commitment of 20 hours per month. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 22 February 2017)
6 March 2017
, in addition to the normal monthly payment, I received £825 for strategic advice provided in December 2016
. Hours: 5.5 hrs. (Registered 09 March 2017)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Dr. The Hon
. Gilbert Greenall CBE
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
Donor status: individual
(Registered 20 June 2017
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK
Self-employed chartered accountant (non-practising).
View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register
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