Paul Maynard

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Conservative MP for Blackpool North and Cleveleys


Paul Maynard’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Paul Maynard sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Paul Maynard voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Paul Maynard has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 9 Apr 2019

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Courts: ICT 17 May 2019

    There is no secret video control room at Medway Magistrates’ Court. There is a control room, not accessible to the public, where the coordination of participants and the connection and disconnection of video hearings to the courtroom takes place. This function is carried out by a HMCTS video court administrator. There are no other courts operating a control room across the criminal court estate.
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Aiding and Abetting: Ethnic Groups 17 May 2019

    Joint enterprise is a common law doctrine that applies to any offence where more than one person is being charged and convicted of the same crime. The Ministry of Justice only collects information on the ethnicity of defendants that are prosecuted and convicted of specific criminal offences in England and Wales (i.e. murder, manslaughter, etc) in any given year. Information is not collated on...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Social Security Benefits: Appeals 17 May 2019

    It is important that appeals are heard as quickly as possible. The Ministry of Justice recognises that there are delays in the system and is in the process of recruiting more judicial office holders in order to increase capacity and help to reduce waiting times for appellants. In the Social Security and Child Support (SSCS) jurisdiction, 225 new medical members and 119 disability-qualified...

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Conservative MP for Blackpool North and Cleveleys

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

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Topics of interest

Paul Maynard campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Justice
  • Work and Pensions
  • Education
  • Transport
  • Health
  • Departmental Travel
  • Employment Schemes: Disability
  • Respite Care
  • Civil Disorder
  • Employment and Support Allowance

Currently held offices

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice (since 9 May 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Government Whip (9 Jan 2018 to 9 May 2019)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) (17 Jul 2016 to 9 Jan 2018)
  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (8 Sep 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Transport Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 5 Nov 2012)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 4 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Paul Maynard’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 during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 93.99% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above 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") 259 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

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Last updated: 7 May 2019.


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