Robert Buckland’s voting in Parliament
Robert Buckland is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
However, Robert Buckland sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
Robert Buckland voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
Robert Buckland generally voted against allowing marriage between two people of same sex, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
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Robert Buckland has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 19 Dec 2018
The appointment of Queen’s Counsel in Northern Ireland is a devolved matter for which the Northern Ireland Department of Justice has responsibility.
The table below shows the number of staff employed by the Attorney General’s Office on 20 December 2018 and 23 June 2016 respectively: Employment Type 23 June 2016 20 December 2018 Permanent 15 16 Fixed Term 1 1 Loan In 24 24 Secondment In 3 5 Agency Worker 0 1 Total 43 47
The Attorney General’s Office, a small ministerial department, is recruiting four staff members (full time equivalent) specifically to support EU Exit in 2019/20 if the UK leaves the EU with or without a deal. This is in addition to the work ongoing from existing resources.
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Conservative MP for South Swindon
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
Robert Buckland campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Home Department
- Special Educational Needs
- Schools: Swindon
Currently held offices
- The Solicitor-General (since 15 Jul 2014)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Justice Committee (10 Jun 2014 to 8 Sep 2014)
- Member, Committee on Standards: Standards Review Sub-Committee (10 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (11 Feb 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Committee on Privileges (7 Jan 2013 to 11 Sep 2014)
- Member, Committee on Standards (7 Jan 2013 to 11 Sep 2014)
- Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (12 Dec 2012 to 7 Jan 2013)
- Member, Privacy and Injunctions (Joint Committee) (14 Jul 2011 to 12 Mar 2012)
- Member, Consolidation Bills (Joint Committee) (6 Dec 2010 to 24 Nov 2014)
- Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (18 Nov 2010 to 8 Nov 2011)
- Member, Justice Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 11 Feb 2013)
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (12 Jul 2010 to 10 Mar 2014)
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (12 Jul 2010 to 10 Mar 2014)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 14 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Robert Buckland’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 91.22% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 385 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 7 Jan 2019.
1. Employment and earnings
Crown Court Recorder (part-time circuit judge).
Payments from Ipsos MORI
, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for an opinion surveys:
20 December 2017, payment of £200. Hours: 1 hr. Fee donated to local charity. (Registered 10 January 2018)
14 September 2017, payment of £200. Hours: 1 hr. Fee paid direct to local charity. (Registered 06 February 2018)
Name of donor: National Association
of Former United States Attorneys (NAFUSA)
Address of donor: PO
Box 1524, Brighton, Michigan 48116, USA
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights and accommodation with a value of £5,400
Destination of visit: Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Dates of visit: 24-27 October 2018
Purpose of visit: Speaking and participating in a panel discussion at the Annual NAFUSA Conference.
(Registered 22 November 2018)
Practising barrister but no fee-paying work done since June 2010. (Updated 5 January 2015)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Sian Buckland, as a part time caseworker. (Registered 13 July 2016)
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