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 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
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 fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
7 votes for, 1 vote against, between 2010–2016
Generally voted against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
4 votes for, 5 votes against, between 2007–2016
Consistently voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
52 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 2012–2016
Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, in 2013
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Last updated: 19 Nov 2018
One of the things we are seeking to do as we leave the European Union is to make sure that we do not have a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The way I think we should solve that—I think this is the Government’s position—is to have a free trade agreement. The problem I have is the backstop in the withdrawal agreement. The Prime Minister was clear that a...
I completely agree with my hon. Friend. That is not a contract I would be willing to sign and I am afraid that is why I cannot sign up to this withdrawal agreement. It is also the case that the withdrawal agreement will hand over about £39 billion in an unconditional way. I think that most people who carry out negotiations generally do not hand over all the money until they have a deal. We...
First, there were two aspects to the joint report that was signed. We have delivered one of them in the withdrawal agreement. The other one was about ensuring that unfettered access to the United Kingdom market remained in place. That may well be true for Northern Ireland businesses, but it is not true for businesses in Great Britain. So we have not delivered, according to the Attorney...
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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 38 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 93.24% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- 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") 1174 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 3 Dec 2018.
1. Employment and earnings
From 1 February 2017
until 31 January 2019
, 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; updated 28 February 2018
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: (1) Conservative Friends of Israel
Ltd) (2) Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: (1) PO
Box 72288, London SW1P 9LB (2) 9 Yitzhak Rabin Blvd., Kiryat Ben-Gurion, Jerusalem 9103001
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) Air travel, accommodation and hospitality with a value of £2,500 (2) Bus travel and airport VIP
service with a value of £500
Destination of visit: Israel
Dates of visit: 27 May - 1 June 2018
Purpose of visit: Trade delegation.
(Registered 14 June 2018)
Self-employed chartered accountant (non-practising).
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