Ben Wallace

MP, Wyre and Preston North

Wyre and Preston North Conservative

Ben Wallace campaigned to remain in the European Union

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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.

Recent appearances

  • Criminal Finances Bill 25 Oct 2016

    I reassure the hon. Gentleman, given our meeting yesterday, that I have listened to what he said. I will meet my ministerial colleagues to discuss the problem he raised with me and see what we can do about it.
  • Criminal Finances Bill 25 Oct 2016

    I have listened carefully to what the right hon. Lady said. Will she not concede that since the lead-up to the London anti-corruption summit in May, the Crown dependencies and overseas territories have agreed to establish a central register of beneficial ownership and a data-sharing system with the UK enforcement agencies that will give us access to those data almost in real time, and that...
  • Criminal Finances Bill 25 Oct 2016

    I can get an exact answer to the right hon. Lady’s question. Just around that, though, we have started to sign memorandums of understanding with a number of countries—we signed one in August with Nigeria—to help them recover their assets, without barriers between here and there, and to assist them, both in their country and here, with tackling crime. Once they find their...

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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


Topics of interest

  • 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 14 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 during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 72.06% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 5 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
  • 132 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Ben Wallace’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 228 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 2016.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Squire Patton Boggs
Address of donor: Trinity Court, 16 John Dalton St, Manchester M60 8HS

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: sponsorship of a private party for Members of Parliament that I co-hosted with three other MPs; value £10,000

Date received: 15 December 2015

Date accepted: 15 December 2015

Donor status: company, registration OC 335584

(Registered 12 January 2016)
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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