Robert Buckland

MP, South Swindon

South Swindon Conservative

Robert Buckland campaigned to remain in the European Union

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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 consistently voted against an investigation 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: 8 Feb 2017

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Attorney General: European Arrest Warrants: Habeas Corpus 23 Feb 2017

    The UK’s transposition of the European arrest warrant fully complied with the concept of habeas corpus. A decision whether to order surrender under an EAW is made by a UK judge who considers all relevant legal issues, including: whether the conduct would amount to a criminal offence in the UK; applicable bars to extradition such as double jeopardy; politically motivated requests and...
  • Written Answers — Attorney General: Attorney General: Security 15 Feb 2017

    The number of security passes issued to people not directly employed by the Law Officer’s Departments and who are not civil servants are shown in the table below. A breakdown of the staff and nature of work has been provided. Individual departments are responsible for managing access to their sites. Law Officer’s Department Security Passes Held by Non-Staff Type of Staff...
  • Written Answers — Attorney General: Phil Shiner 15 Feb 2017

    I regularly meet the Director of Public Prosecutions at which we discuss a range of issues. In common with the practice adopted by previous administrations, I do not routinely comment on what is discussed at these meetings. The conduct of criminal investigations is a matter for the police. Should the police wish to seek a charging decision from the CPS, the CPS will consider any papers...

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Conservative MP for South Swindon

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

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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Justice
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Education
  • Home Department
  • Indonesia
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Iran
  • Schools: Swindon
  • Burma

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 Standards (7 Jan 2013 to 11 Sep 2014)
  • Member, Committee on Privileges (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, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (12 Jul 2010 to 10 Mar 2014)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (12 Jul 2010 to 10 Mar 2014)
  • Member, Justice Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 11 Feb 2013)

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  • Has spoken in 13 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 87.95% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 4 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 116 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Robert Buckland’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 299 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Feb 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
Queen’s Counsel.
Crown Court Recorder (part-time circuit judge).
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Sir Michael Hintze
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: one ticket to the Conservative Summer Party, value £500

Date received: 28 June 2016

Date accepted: 28 June 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 28 July 2016)
8. Miscellaneous
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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