A selection of Virendra Sharma's votes
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Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
86 votes for, 15 votes against, 39 absences, between 2007–2019
Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
2 votes for, 2 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2016
Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
11 votes for, 0 votes against, 4 absences, between 2011–2016
Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2010
Consistently voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2016
Generally voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
1 vote for, 3 votes against, between 2010–2011
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To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if the Government will ensure that its support for the Vaccine Alliance, Gavi, in 2020 will include the objective of improving nutrition for children under the age of five.
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will discuss advancing the sexual health and rights of older women at the 2019 Nairobi Summit on the International Conference on Population and Development.
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department's climate and agriculture teams will take to ensure that the development of more climate resilient crop varieties will improve nutritional outcomes for the poorest people in countries with the highest burden of malnutrition and food insecurity; and what steps his Department will take to track those outcomes.
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Former Labour MP for Ealing, Southall
Entered the House of Commons on 20 July 2007 — Byelection
Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election
Topics of interest
Virendra Sharma campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department of Health
- International Development
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Department for International Development
- Developing Countries: Tuberculosis
- NHS: Innovation
- NHS: Intellectual Property
Other offices held in the past
- Member, International Development Sub-Committee on the Work of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (13 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, International Development Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (10 Feb 2016 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, International Development Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (2 Nov 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Health and Social Care Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, International Development Committee (9 Mar 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- PPS (Mr Phil Woolas, Minister of State), Home Office (30 Dec 2008 to 16 Jan 2009)
- PPS (Mr Phil Woolas, Minister of State), HM Treasury (30 Dec 2008 to 16 Jan 2009)
- Member, Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill (Joint Committee) (1 May 2008 to 22 Jul 2008)
- Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (9 Nov 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- Member, Justice Committee (6 Nov 2007 to 25 Jan 2010)
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- Has spoken in 33 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Virendra Sharma’s speeches
- Has received answers to 143 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 68.03% 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 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 120 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 102 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.
1. Employment and earnings
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA:
17 December 2018, payment of £75 for completing October 2018 opinion survey. Hours: 30 mins. Fee paid to local community organisation. (Registered 17 January 2019)
16 May 2019, payment of £150 for completing two monthly opinion surveys. Hours: 1 hr. Fee paid to local community organisation. (Registered 06 June 2019)
2 January 2019, payment of £200 from Ipsos MORI
, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1 1YW, for an opinion survey. Hours: 1.5 hrs. Fee paid to local community organisation. (Registered 17 January 2019)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT:
13 May 2019, payment of £160 for completing an opinion survey. Hours: 30 mins. Fee paid to local community organisation. (Registered 06 June 2019)
Name of donor: European Parliamentary Forum for Sexual and Reproductive Rights
Address of donor: Rue Montoyer 23, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights costing £1,880; accommodation costing £777, per diems value £190; breakfasts costing £80; £2,927 in total
Destination of visit: Vancouver, Canada
Dates of visit: 2-7 June 2019
Purpose of visit: Attendance at Women Deliver 2019 Conference.
(Registered 12 June 2019)
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