Rob Wilson

MP, Reading East

Reading East Conservative

Rob Wilson campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Rob Wilson’s voting in Parliament

Rob Wilson is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

This is a selection of Rob Wilson’s votes.

  • Consistently voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Consistently voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Almost always voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Almost always voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Rob Wilson’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Rob Wilson’s full vote analysis page for more.

Rob Wilson has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Youth Services: Closures 16 Sep 2016

    It is the responsibility of local authorities to decide how to allocate funding for youth services, according to local need. Individual local authorities would be best placed to advise on any youth centres that are planned for closure in their local area in 2016-17.
  • Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Youth Services 16 Sep 2016

    Government does place an existing statutory duty on local authorities through the Education Act 2006 (Section 507B) to secure, as far as is practicable, sufficient services and activities to improve the wellbeing of young people. However, in fulfilling this responsibility government believes that local authorities should be empowered to decide how best to secure services that meet the needs...
  • Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Youth Services 16 Sep 2016

    It is the responsibility of local authorities to decide how to allocate funding for youth services, according to local need. There is an existing statutory duty on local authorities through Education Act 2006 (Section 507B) to secure, as far as is practicable, sufficient services and activities to improve the wellbeing of young people. Individual local authorities would be best placed to...

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Profile

Conservative MP for Reading East

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Children
  • Schools and Families
  • Innovation
  • Universities and Skills
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Departmental Official Hospitality
  • Christmas
  • Iraq
  • Departmental Recycling
  • Higher Education: Admissions

Currently held offices

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (since 17 Jul 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office (27 Sep 2014 to 17 Jul 2016)
  • Member, Commons Science and Technology Committee (1 Oct 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (19 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee (10 Mar 2008 to 30 Sep 2009)
  • Member, Innovation, Universities and Skills Committee (9 Nov 2007 to 10 Mar 2008)
  • Shadow Minister (Education) (3 Jul 2007 to 19 Jan 2009)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 19 May 2008)
  • Member, Education & Skills Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 22 Oct 2007)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 18 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Rob Wilson’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 very low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 92.56% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 16 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well 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.
  • 152 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Rob Wilson’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 236 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Sep 2016.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Reading Football Club
Address of donor: Madejski Stadium, Reading RG2 0FL

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: ticket, with hospitality, to attend a football match at Reading's Madejski Stadium, total value £120 (Registered together with matches attended on 11 March and 9 April 2016.)

Date received: 23 January 2016

Date accepted: 23 January 2016

Donor status: company, registration 53703

(Registered 29 April 2016)
Name of donor: Reading Football Club
Address of donor: Madejski Stadium, Reading RG2 0FL

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: ticket, with hospitality, to attend a football match at Reading's Madejski Stadium, total value £120 (Registered together with matches attended on 23 January and 9 April 2016.)

Date received: 11 March 2016

Date accepted: 11 March 2016

Donor status: company, registration 53703

(Registered 29 April 2016)
Name of donor: Reading Football Club
Address of donor: Madejski Stadium, Reading RG2 0FL

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: ticket, with hospitality, to attend a football match at Reading's Madejski Stadium, total value £120 (Registered together with matches attended on 23 January and 11 March 2016.)

Date received: 9 April 2016

Date accepted: 9 April 2016

Donor status: company, registration 53703

(Registered 29 April 2016)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
A flat in Reading: (i).

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