Ben Wallace

Minister of State (Home Office) (Security)

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Wyre and Preston North Conservative

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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Ben Wallace has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 21 Nov 2017

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Home Office: Proscribed Organisations: Internet 23 Nov 2017

    The Police Counter-Terrorism Internet Referral Unit (CTIRU) refers content that they assess as contravening UK terrorism legislation and companies terms and conditions to Communications Service Providers (CSPs). This includes content of proscribed UK organisations such as National Action and its aliases. If CSPs agree that it breaches their terms and conditions they remove it voluntarily....
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Internet: Privacy 23 Nov 2017

    The National Crime Agency and UK Intelligence Community regularly assess the threat to the UK from the use of online anonymity networks by criminals and terrorists. This information, which includes the details of those who were subsequently convicted under the Terrorism Act 2006 for using these networks is operationally sensitive.
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Terrorism: British Nationals Abroad 23 Nov 2017

    Everyone who returns from taking part in the conflict in Syria or Iraq will be investigated by the police to determine if they have committed criminal offences, and to ensure that they do not pose a threat to our national security. Where there is evidence that crimes have been committed, those responsible should expect to be prosecuted under the full range of existing counter terrorism...

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Profile

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
  • QinetiQ

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)

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  • Has spoken in 11 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 95.83% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 6 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
  • 114 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Ben Wallace’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 292 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Nov 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: Portcullis Club
Address of donor: Whins House, Sabden, Clitheroe BB7 9HP

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 05 July 2017)
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 2017 British Grand Prix at Silverstone, value £1,084 (£542 per person)

Date received: 16 July 2017

Date accepted: 16 July 2017

Donor status: company, registration 1344829

(Registered 14 August 2017)
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
I employ my wife, Liza Wallace, as part-time Research Assistant.

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