Ben Wallace

Minister of State (Home Office) (Security)

Conservative MP for Wyre and Preston North

@BWallaceMP https://facebook.com/benwallaceWPN

Ben Wallace’s voting in Parliament

Ben Wallace is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Ben Wallace sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Ben Wallace generally voted against allowing marriage between two people of same sex, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Last updated: 25 Jun 2019

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Home Office: Hezbollah 22 Jul 2019

    Investigations into the activities of proscribed terrorist organisations are an operational matter for the police and intelligence agencies. The Government does not comment on intelligence matters.
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Hezbollah 22 Jul 2019

    The Government’s approach to this issue has not changed. Investigations into individuals who may be members or supporters of proscribed organisations are an operational matter for the police and intelligence agencies. The department does not collect data on specific numbers of Hizballah members or supporters in the UK.
  • Written Answers — Home Office: al Qaeda 22 Jul 2019

    For reasons of national security, it would not be appropriate to disclose figures on the number of Al Qaeda affiliated individuals in the UK. Membership and support for a proscribed terrorist organisation is an offence under sections 11 and 12 of the terrorism act 2000. The police and security services work day and night to keep the public safe, they are currently managing nearly 800 live...

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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

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

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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
  • Dentistry

Currently held offices

  • Minister of State (Home Office) (Security) (since 17 Jul 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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 19 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 85.39% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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") 483 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 15 Jul 2019.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Motor Sports Association
Address of donor: Motor Sports House, Riverside Park, Colnbrook SL3 0HG

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two passes and hospitality for 2018 British Grand Prix at Silverstone, value £1,116 (£558 per person)

Date received: 8 July 2018

Date accepted: 8 July 2018

Donor status: company, registration 1344829

(Registered 08 August 2018)
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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