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Ben Wallace

The Secretary of State for Defence

Former Conservative MP for Wyre and Preston North

@BWallaceMP https://facebook.com/benwallaceWPN

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A selection of Ben Wallace's votes

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Recent appearances

  • Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Defence: Shipbuilding 4 Nov 2019

    I have today published Sir John Parker's review of the implementation of the National Shipbuilding Strategy. I am very grateful for Sir John's efforts in producing this review and are delighted that he has identified so much positive progress. Sir John noted how Defence has embraced the Strategy with enthusiasm and evident cultural change. A copy of the review has been placed in the Library...
  • Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces Training Update 4 Nov 2019

    The UK military training mission in Ukraine, Operation Orbital has been extended by a further three years to March 2023. UK Armed Forces personnel deployed on Operation Orbital have trained over 17,500 members of the Armed Forces of Ukraine since 2015. It is much appreciated by the Ukrainians and has helped to save lives. The training is focussed on building the resilience and capacity of the...
  • Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence - Update 31 Oct 2019

    The first duty of any Government is to defend our country and to keep our people safe. The Ministry of Defence plays a pivotal role in delivering our national security objectives to protect our people, project our influence and promote our prosperity. This Government has increased the Defence budget by 0.5% above inflation every year to over £41 billion by 2020/21, making us the biggest...

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Profile

Former Conservative MP for Wyre and Preston North, Former Conservative MSP for North East Scotland

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

Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 31 March 2003 — Election

Also represented Lancaster and Wyre; North East Scotland

Social Media

Expenses

Topics of interest

Ben Wallace campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Defence
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Committees: Ministerial Attendance
  • Afghanistan
  • Iran
  • Future Large Aircraft
  • QinetiQ

Currently held offices

  • The Secretary of State for Defence (since 24 Jul 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Minister of State (Home Office) (Security) (17 Jul 2016 to 24 Jul 2019)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office) (8 May 2015 to 17 Jul 2016)
  • Member, Administration Committee (1 Dec 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (15 Jul 2014 to 8 May 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Scotland) (6 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 13 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Ben Wallace’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 medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 85.53% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
  • 99 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 491 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: The Royal Automobile Club Motor Sports Association Ltd (trading as Motorsports UK)
Address of donor: Motor Sports House, Riverside Park, Colnbrook SL3 0HG

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets with hospitality for the British Grand Prix, total value £1,220 (£610 per person)

Date received: 14 July 2019

Date accepted: 14 July 2019

Donor status: company, registration 1344829

(Registered 09 September 2019)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Flat in south west London: (i) and (ii).
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
Until 30 April 2019, I employed my wife, Liza Wallace, as part-time Research Assistant.

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