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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 random selection of Jeremy Wright’s votes.
Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
5 votes for, 3 votes against, 1 absence, between 2007–2016.
Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 3 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2020.
Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
12 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2013–2022.
Almost always voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
0 votes for, 14 votes against, 4 absences, between 2011–2022.
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 a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
49 votes for, 2 votes against, 9 absences, between 2012–2022.
Last updated: 18 May 2022.
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I am grateful to my hon. Friend and I will come on to the written statement. I accept what he says. I think we are heading in the right direction, but since new clause 2 is before us at the moment, it seemed to me that I ought to address it, I hope in a helpful way. There is nothing in the language of new clause 2 as it stands that requires a breach of the duties to be serious or even more...
I want to say in passing that I support amendments 52 and 53, which stand in the name of my hon. Friend the Member for Stroud (Siobhan Baillie) and others. She will explain them fully so I do not need to, but they seem to be sensible clarifications that I hope the Government will consider favourably. I want to focus on new clause 2. I have said before, and am happy to repeat it, that the...
Is not the central point here that devolution is not the same as independence? [Interruption.] To the disappointment of some, I accept, but in every devolution settlement, including ours, every devolved legislature has to legislate with consideration for the other parts of the United Kingdom. If that does not happen, section 35 is the appropriate instrument for the UK Government to consider...
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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
- Child Benefit: Fraud
Currently held offices
- Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (since 9 Feb 2022)
- Member, Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Disabled Persons) Bill Committee (since 2 Feb 2022)
Other offices held in the past
- The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (9 Jul 2018 to 24 Jul 2019)
- 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)
- The Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury (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)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 23 Jan 2023.
1. Employment and earnings
From 1 September 2021 to 1 September 2022, Professor of Practice at the University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL. I receive £10,000 per annum, paid monthly. Hours: approx. 3 hrs a week. (Registered 01 October 2021)
10 June 2022, received £2,000 from Wiggin LLP
, 22 Percy Street, London W1T 2BU, for delivering a seminar. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 15 June 2022)
6 July 2022, received £500 from Purpose to Performance Consulting Ltd, 15 Valentine Way, Chalfont St. Giles HP8
4JB, for a speech and questions. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 01 August 2022)
From 6 October 2022 until 6 October 2023, legal consultant to Bird and Bird LLP (law firm), 12 New Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1JP. I receive £4,000 per month. Hours: 32 hrs per month. (Registered 17 October 2022)
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