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 reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
15 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2012–2014
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
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
Generally voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
3 votes for, 1 vote against, between 2010–2011
Generally voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
2 votes for, 2 votes against, between 2011–2016
Almost always voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
20 votes for, 5 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2015
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Last updated: 19 Apr 2017
I know the Minister of State, Department for Education, my right hon. Friend the Member for Guildford (Anne Milton), was not able to stay for the rest of the debate because she had an urgent meeting to go to, but I was very pleased to see her in her place earlier; the former Deputy Chief Whip will make an excellent addition to the Secretary of State’s team. I am also pleased to follow...
It is partly to do with skills and experience. Someone who comes straight from school into a job has to get some training, experience and skills. If the hon. Gentleman talked to businesses in his constituency, he would find it interesting to ask them how someone coming straight from school with no experience and no work skills should be on £10 an hour. He would find either that that...
What excellent advice, Mr Deputy Speaker. I agree with my hon. Friend. He has led a number of successful job fairs and apprenticeship opportunities in Gloucester. Indeed, my hon. Friend the Member for Cheltenham (Alex Chalk) has also helped to introduce a cyber training centre in Cheltenham to deliver those extra opportunities for our young people in the industries of the future. Finally,...
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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 29 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 — 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.
- 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1084 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 2 May 2017.
1. Employment and earnings
28 September 2016
, I received a payment of £400 from Gatehouse Advisory Partners Ltd (advisory services), 1 Tudor Street, London, EC4Y 0AH, for speaking at a roundtable event on 20 September 2016. Hours: 5 hrs (inc travel & preparation). (Registered 12 October 2016
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)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK
Self-employed chartered accountant (non-practising)
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