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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.
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Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010.
Almost always voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
13 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 2011–2020.
Generally voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
7 votes for, 0 votes against, 6 absences, between 2013–2022.
Generally voted against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
2 votes for, 6 votes against, 1 absence, between 2007–2016.
Almost always voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, 2 absences, between 2013–2022.
Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
30 votes for, 106 votes against, 23 absences, between 2008–2022.
Last updated: 18 May 2022.
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Ben Wallace has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
The UK has led the way providing NATO Main Battle Tanks to Ukraine. Earlier this month I announced our donation of a squadron of Challengers, before co-hosting supportive allies in Estonia and attending the Ramstein conference where I met with my new German counterpart. Since then Germany, Poland, Spain, Canada, Norway, Portugal, Finland and the Netherlands have confirmed they will send...
The UK has provided substantial support to our NATO Allies. We surged our enhanced Forward Presence in Estonia with an additional Battlegroup and enhanced the capabilities of the permanent Battlegroup for the long-term. We deployed an Aviation Task Force to Lithuania, are contributing to NATO air activity across Europe, supporting air-to-air refuelling and bolstered our presence in Poland.
On 21 September 2022, the Government announced its intention to refresh the Integrated Review. This work is being lead by Professor John Bew. We expect this work to be completed ahead of the Treasury's Spring Statement.
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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
Ben Wallace campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Home Department
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Communities and Local Government
- Committees: Ministerial Attendance
- Future Large Aircraft
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)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 23 Jan 2023.
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: The Jockey Club
Address of donor: 75 High Holborn, London WC1V 6LS
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Hospitality at Cheltenham Racecourse
for me, value estimated at between £310 and £350
Date received: 18 March 2022
Date accepted: 18 March 2022
Donor status: company, registration 2909409
(Registered 10 May 2022)
Name of donor: Motorsport UK
Address of donor: Bicester Motion OX27 8FY
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets with hospitality for the British Grand Prix
, total value £1,516.80
Date received: 3 July 2022
Date accepted: 3 July 2022
Donor status: company, registration 1344829
(Registered 01 August 2022)
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