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 hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 12 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • Foreign Fighters and the Death Penalty 11 Oct 2018

    Thank you for your patience, Mr Speaker; I apologise. You were even more efficient in the conduct of the previous urgent question than normal, so I have had to run to the House to answer the hon. Gentleman’s question. The management of Syria travellers is not a new or emerging issue. Since the conflict began, approximately 900 people have travelled from the UK to take part, of whom 40%...
  • Foreign Fighters and the Death Penalty 11 Oct 2018

    I am old enough to remember “Jackanory” and I think that I have just heard a “Jackanory” narrative from the hon. Gentleman. Let me deal with his questions. He asserted that, in every case previously, we have always sought assurances. That has not been the case. I apologise for not getting back to him in time for his summer reading. We did have to go back into the...
  • Foreign Fighters and the Death Penalty 11 Oct 2018

    What these individuals who are suspected of an offence and many others have coming is justice. We will do everything we can to work with our allies to see that justice is administered in a way that follows due process and that takes place in a court of law, where there is a separation between the judiciary and the Executive, where people have a right to defence and to make an argument, and...

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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
  • 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)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 21 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 90.42% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
  • 101 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Ben Wallace’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 418 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 1 Oct 2018.

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
I employ my wife, Liza Wallace, as part-time Research Assistant.

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