Jeremy Wright’s voting in Parliament
Jeremy Wright is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
This is a selection of Jeremy Wright’s votes.
Almost always voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
14 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2012–2018
Consistently voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
45 votes for, 0 votes against, 4 absences, between 2012–2016
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 increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
13 votes for, 5 votes against, 5 absences, between 2010–2015
Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, in 2013
Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2010–2017
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Jeremy Wright has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 9 Apr 2019
Our world leading horse-racing industry employs over 17,000 people and contributes around £3.5 billion to rural economies across Britain each year. The Government support British racing, and our reforms to the horse-race betting levy have established a firm financial basis to support the sport.
I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman, not just for what he says, but also for the valuable work he does with the APPG to support the industry. He is right that the levy receipts this year will be lower than expected, but he will recognise that there was a very substantial increase last year because the Government reformed the levy in order to bring offshore bookmakers into scope. That was an...
In order to be even-handed, I should offer equal thanks and congratulations to my hon. Friend for the work that he does with the APPG. He is right that horse-racing can make a significant contribution —not just to our sporting life, but to our broader community life. It is important that young people understand the sport and understand horses, and we welcome any opportunity that the...
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Conservative MP for Kenilworth and Southam
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Also represented Rugby and Kenilworth
Topics of interest
Jeremy Wright campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Home Department
- Deputy Prime Minister
- Medical Records: Databases
- High Hedges
- Incapacity Benefit
- Railways: Construction
- Health and Social Care
Currently held offices
- The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (since 9 Jul 2018)
Other offices held in the past
- The Attorney-General (15 Jul 2014 to 9 Jul 2018)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice (6 Sep 2012 to 15 Jul 2014)
- Government Whip (12 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (3 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Constitutional Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 5 Nov 2007)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 16 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Jeremy Wright’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 high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 87.02% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 537 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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