Only a few days to go: We’re raising £25,000 to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can hold their elected representatives to account.

Donate to our crowdfunder

Robert Buckland

The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

Conservative MP for South Swindon

@RobertBuckland https://facebook.com/robertbucklandofficial

Crowdfunder – only a few days to go

We’re trying to raise £25,000 to support TheyWorkForYou into the future.

Please take a minute to donate to TheyWorkForYou so we can bring you voting summaries like this for years to come.

Donate now

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

We have lots more plain English analysis of Robert Buckland’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Robert Buckland’s full vote analysis page for more.

Robert Buckland has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • The Secretary of State was asked: Sentencing Policy for Prolific Offenders 14 Jan 2020

    Mr Speaker, may I welcome you to the Chair? This is the first opportunity I have had formally to do so, other than in the ceremony of appointment. We have already started work to overhaul our sentencing framework. We know that prolific offenders generally have multiple and complex needs linked to their offending behaviour, in particular relating to drugs, alcohol and mental health. We will be...
  • The Secretary of State was asked: Sentencing Policy for Prolific Offenders 14 Jan 2020

    I pay tribute to my hon. Friend for his consistent campaigning on this issue. He will remember my own involvement in getting child cruelty law updated to cover psychiatric and psychological harm because, frankly, it was out of date. I would be happy to talk to him about it. It is important to remember that there is an interrelationship between this offence and very serious offences of...
  • The Secretary of State was asked: Sentencing Policy for Prolific Offenders 14 Jan 2020

    I welcome my hon. Friend back. We have missed her for the last two and a half years; it is good to see her back in her place. I pay tribute to her for her community campaigning in Derby North. She is absolutely right to raise the issue of career criminals. Sadly, there is a cohort of people who are very hard to reach, which is why all options have to be open to sentencers, including custody....

More of Robert Buckland’s recent appearances

RSS feed (?)

Profile

Conservative MP for South Swindon

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

Social Media

Expenses

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
  • Burma
  • Schools: Swindon

Currently held offices

  • The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice (since 24 Jul 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (9 May 2019 to 24 Jul 2019)
  • The Solicitor-General (15 Jul 2014 to 9 May 2019)
  • 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)

Numerology

Please note that numbers do not measure quality. Also, representatives may do other things not currently covered by this site. More about this

  • Has spoken in 17 debates in the last year — 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)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 113 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Robert Buckland’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 465 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
Queen’s Counsel.
Crown Court Recorder (part-time circuit judge).
4. Visits outside the UK
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)
Name of donor: KNect
Address of donor: 30-32 Mortimer Street, London W1W 7RE

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): travel and hotel accommodation with a value of £437

Destination of visit: Geneva

Dates of visit: 29-30 April 2019

Purpose of visit: to speak at a legal conference organised by KNect.

(Registered 28 May 2019)
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)

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

More about the register

Note for journalists and researchers: The data on this page may be used freely, on condition that TheyWorkForYou.com is cited as the source.

This data was produced by TheyWorkForYou from a variety of sources. Voting information from Public Whip.

Profile photo: © Parliament (CC-BY 3.0)