Greg Clark’s voting in Parliament
This is a selection of Greg Clark’s votes.
Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
8 votes for, 4 votes against, 1 absence, between 2008–2016
Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
34 votes for, 84 votes against, 24 absences, between 2009–2019
Generally voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 3 absences, in 2013
Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2016
Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
45 votes for, 0 votes against, 9 absences, between 2012–2016
Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
4 votes for, 4 votes against, 1 absence, between 2007–2016
Last updated: 4 Sep 2019.
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Most people in this House and in the country want to have a good deal with the EU, so I very much welcome the pragmatic approach and the demeanour that my right hon. Friend has taken today. I look to our European neighbours and, I might say, the Leader of the Opposition to respond in kind. He has set out a new Northern Ireland protocol that would kick in if, and only if, we had not yet...
Does my hon. Friend agree that at this stage of the negotiations, it is not unreasonable to be able to share proposals before they are definitive and to be able to probe a response, and does he agree that the best course—before we reach the stage at which a formal submission is made—is for the confidentiality on both sides to be reflected, to provide the maximum space for the progress...
As we leave the EU, we need to reinforce our international reputation as a powerhouse of scientific excellence. In 2017 we spent 1.7% of national income on research and development, while Germany spent 3% and Israel 4.3%. So will the Chancellor use his next Budget to make substantial progress towards our 2.4% target and recommit to the medium-term target of 3% of national income going into...
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Independent MP for Tunbridge Wells
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Party was Conservative until 3 Sep 2019
Topics of interest
Greg Clark campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Energy and Climate Change
- Duchy of Lancaster
- Work and Pensions
- Departmental Energy
- Warm Front Scheme
- Departmental Buildings
- Departmental Carbon Emissions
Other offices held in the past
- The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (14 Jul 2016 to 24 Jul 2019)
- The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (8 May 2015 to 14 Jul 2016)
- Minister of State (Universities and Science) (15 Jul 2014 to 8 May 2015)
- Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (7 Oct 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
- The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (6 Sep 2012 to 7 Oct 2013)
- The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (19 Jul 2011 to 6 Sep 2012)
- Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Decentralisation and Cities) (also in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (13 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (6 Oct 2008 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) (3 Jul 2007 to 6 Oct 2008)
- Shadow Minister for Charities, Voluntary Bodies and Social Enterprise (7 Nov 2006 to 2 Jul 2007)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 17 Jul 2007)
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- Has spoken in 26 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Greg Clark’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 low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 71.43% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 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") 1098 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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