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A selection of Nicholas Boles’s votes
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Consistently voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2011.
Generally voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
12 votes for, 0 votes against, 6 absences, between 2012–2018.
Almost always voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
6 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 2010–2016.
Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
49 votes for, 0 votes against, 5 absences, between 2012–2016.
Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2016.
Almost always voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
19 votes for, 5 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2019.
We have lots more plain English analysis of Nicholas Boles’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Nicholas Boles’s full vote analysis page for more.
My right hon. Friend does not want to answer the question from the right hon. Member for Wantage (Mr Vaizey), so I will. If the Letwin amendment passes, and the Government bring forward the Bill at the start of next week and that Bill passes before 31 October, we will leave on 31 October without a delay. If the Letwin amendment fails, and the Government bring forward the Bill and some...
It is a great pleasure to ask a question of my old friend the Lord Chancellor. I fear that he may not have received complete information from his officials, because his immediate predecessor did ask for a call for evidence and for No. 10 approval of a call for evidence. It is true that the previous Prime Minister resigned before that request could be approved, but the previous Lord Chancellor...
Having lost in court, the Attorney General is keen to try his hand at another test—an election. Perhaps I can help him. In paragraph 41 of the unanimous judgment, the Supreme Court refers to “Two fundamental principles of our constitutional law”, saying: “The first is the principle of Parliamentary sovereignty: that laws enacted by the Crown in Parliament are the supreme form of law...
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Former Independent MP for Grantham and Stamford
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election
Party was Conservative until 1 Apr 2019
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)
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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.
1. Employment and earnings
From 24 May 2018 until 23 May 2020, Non-Executive Director
of Totemic Ltd, Kempton House, Kempton Way, Dysart Road, Grantham NG31 7LE. I will receive £30,000 per annum for this role. Hours: 16 hrs per month. (Registered 30 May 2018)
8 November 2018, received £1,200 from the Daily Mail, Associated Newspapers, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT, for an article which appeared on 16 October 2018. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 13 November 2018)
21 November 2018, received £500 from The Times
Newspaper, News UK
, 1 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9GF, for an article which appeared on 26 October 2018. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 21 November 2018)
26 February 2019, received £3,000 from Merrill Lynch International, 2 King Edward Street, London EC1A 1HQ, via This is Spoken, New Wing, Somerset House, London WC2R 1LA, for a speaking engagement on 11 February 2019. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 05 March 2019)
23 July 2019, received £6,500 from UBS
, 5 Broadgate, London EC2M 2QS via Chartwell Partners Ltd, 14 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8HN, for a speaking engagement on 28 June 2019. Hours: 14 hrs. (Registered 24 July 2019)
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