Nicholas Boles’s voting in Parliament
Nicholas Boles is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
This is a selection of Nicholas Boles’s votes.
Almost always voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
19 votes for, 5 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2015
Almost always voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
6 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 2010–2016
Generally voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
11 votes for, 0 votes against, 6 absences, between 2012–2014
Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
12 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2013–2016
Consistently voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2011
Almost always voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2017
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Nicholas Boles has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 22 Feb 2017
My hon. Friend is making a wonderful, wonderful speech and I am very glad to be involved in this debate. I am here because of my constituent Rolf Dalhaug, who lost one of his twin sons, Thor, due to some mistakes during birth. He is particularly concerned that we should take on board the messages in the report to which my hon. Friend has referred about the importance of learning and reviews....
Mr Speaker, I just hope that you did not reduce the time limit simply because you saw me standing up eagerly hoping to speak. This is my first speech from the Back Benches since leaving the Government, and I rise to contribute to what has been a good and interesting debate. I am pleased that the Government’s amendment makes it clear that they have no intention or desire to stop the...
Staff shortages this summer led United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust to introduce a temporary closure of Grantham A&E, causing huge concern to my constituents. Will the Secretary of State agree to meet me and Jody Clark, the founder of a local campaign group, to discuss how we can resolve this unacceptable situation?
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Conservative MP for Grantham and Stamford
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
Nicholas Boles campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Cabinet Office
- Government Departments: Procurement
Other offices held in the past
- The Minister for Universities and Science (15 Jul 2014 to 13 Jul 2016)
- Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Jointly with the Department for Education) (15 Jul 2014 to 13 Jul 2016)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (6 Sep 2012 to 15 Jul 2014)
- Member, Political and Constitutional Reform Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 1 Nov 2010)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Nicholas Boles’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 69.23% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 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") 317 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 20 Mar 2017.
1. Employment and earnings
7 December 2016
, received £1,000 from the Daily Mail, Associated Newspapers, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT, for an article which appeared on 18 October 2016
. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 16 December 2016)
21 December 2016, received £1,000 from The Times
Newspaper, News UK
, 1 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9GF, for an article which appeared on 5 December 2016. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 21 December 2016)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Lord Wolfson of Aspley Guise
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 to support the research and writing of a forthcoming book
Date received: 28 December 2016
Date accepted: 6 January 2017
Donor status: individual
(Registered 19 January 2017)
Name of donor: Lord and Lady Sainsbury of Turville
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 to support the research and writing of a forthcoming book
Date received: 20 January 2017
Date accepted: 23 January 2017
Donor status: individuals
(Registered 08 February 2017
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