Robert Buckland

The Solicitor-General

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South Swindon Conservative

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 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: 29 Jun 2017

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Attorney General: Offences against Children: Sentencing 22 Sep 2017

    The Sentencing Council has issued a definitive guideline on the sentencing of sexual offences. Racial aggravation increases an offender’s culpability under the guideline and therefore the starting point and sentence range for the court to consider. Prosecutors should assist the Court as necessary during the sentencing process, including drawing the Court’s attention to any...
  • Written Answers — Attorney General: Attorney General: Behavioural Insights Team 19 Sep 2017

    The CPS has met the Behavioural Insights Team as part of a project to encourage higher rates of defendant engagement with the CJS but have made no payment to the team. Otherwise, the Law Officers’ Departments have not received services from the Behavioural Insights Team.
  • Written Answers — Attorney General: Attorney General: Behavioural Insights Team 19 Sep 2017

    The CPS has met the Behavioural Insights Team as part of a project to encourage higher rates of defendant engagement with the CJS but have made no payment to the team. Otherwise, the Law Officers’ Departments have not received services from the Behavioural Insights Team.

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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

Robert Buckland campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • 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 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

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  • Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — 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 100.00% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well 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.
  • 121 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Robert Buckland’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 305 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Sep 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
Queen’s Counsel.
Crown Court Recorder (part-time circuit judge).
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Wasdell Packaging Ltd
Address of donor: Unite 6-8, Euro Way, Blagrove, Swindon SN5 8YW

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £15,000

Donor status: company, registration 00956939

(Registered 29 June 2017)
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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