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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.
This is a selection of Ben Wallace’s votes.
Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010.
Generally voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
7 votes for, 0 votes against, 5 absences, between 2013–2016.
Generally voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2011.
Almost always voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2007–2016.
Consistently voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
16 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2012–2018.
Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
6 votes for, 4 votes against, 2 absences, between 2008–2016.
Last updated: 29 Sep 2020.
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Ben Wallace has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
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Let me declare at the outset that I am president of the Scots Guards Association for veterans and have been for nearly 20 years. I pay tribute to all Members who have spoken in this debate. Looking after our veterans and our armed forces does not belong to any one political party, nor to any one Member of Parliament. Reflecting on the contribution from the hon. Member for Portsmouth South...
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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: 15 Feb 2021.
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK
Name of donor: Scottish Rugby Union
Address of donor: BT
Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh EH12 5PJ
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets plus hospitality to the President's Suite at Murrayfield for Scotland v England, estimated total value £450
Date received: 7 February 2020
Date accepted: 7 February 2020
Donor status: company, registration SC132061
(Registered 03 March 2020)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Until 2 July 2020, a flat in south west London: (i) and (ii). (Updated 03 July 2020)
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