Robert Buckland

Conservative MP for South Swindon

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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:

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Robert Buckland has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Commonwealth: Environment Protection 23 Nov 2022

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to help support environmentally-friendly development in (a) Gabon and (b) other Commonwealth nations.
  • National Security Bill: New Clause 9 - Use of Reasonable Force 16 Nov 2022

    Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker. I will not be able to emulate the admirable record of my hon. Friend the Member for Broxbourne (Sir Charles Walker), but I will do my best to be as succinct as possible. It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Barnsley Central (Dan Jarvis), who is right when he says that we have to strike a balance here: we need to protect our way of life but not protect...
  • Prime Minister: Engagements 2 Nov 2022

    With only two out of 10 autistic adults currently in employment, it is clear that much more needs to be done to realise their potential. Will my right hon. Friend work with me to make sure that business and industry help to close that alarming employment gap?

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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

  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (since 8 Nov 2022)
  • Member, Taxi and Private Hire Vehicles (Safeguarding and Road Safety) Bill (England and Wales) Committee (since 2 Nov 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Secretary of State for Wales (7 Jul 2022 to 25 Oct 2022)
  • The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice (24 Jul 2019 to 15 Sep 2021)
  • 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 of 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, &c., 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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Nov 2022.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for surveys:
Payment of £225 expected for a survey completed on 15 November 2021. Hours: 1 hr. Feed to be paid direct to charity. (Registered 26 November 2021)
Payment of £225 expected for a survey completed on 11 February 2022. Hours: 30 mins. Fee to be paid direct to charity. (Registered 23 February 2022)
Payment of £250 expected from News U.K., 1 London Bridge St, London SE1 9GF, for taking part in a TV interview on 13 October 2021. Hours: 1 hr including travel time. (Registered 29 November 2021)
Payment of £150 expected from Iain Dale Ltd, c/o Canny & Associates, 30 Moorgate, London EC2R 6PJ, for writing a chapter of a book between 2 and 4 April 2021. Hours: approx. 5 hrs. (Registered 30 November 2021)
Payment of £200 expected from the BBC, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA, for participation as a panel member on BBC R4 Any Questions on 18 February 2022. Hours: 5 hrs including travel. (Registered 24 February 2022)
Payments from the Telegraph, 111 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 0DT:
Payment of £715 expected for three articles written on 17 November 2021, 19 November 2021 and 15 January 2022. Hours: 4 hrs in total. (Registered 25 February 2022)
Payment of £200 expected for an article written on 2 March 2022 and published on 4 March 2022. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 08 March 2022)
30 May 2022, received £270 for an article published on 20 May 2022. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 13 June 2022)
Payment of £200 expected for an article written on 15 June 2022 and published on 16 June 2022. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 28 June 2022)
19 August 2022, received £450 for two articles published on 8 and 13 August 2022. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 20 September 2022)
20 July 2022, received £2,250 from Chamber U.K. Services, 34 Smith Square, London SW1P 3HL, for work done as Chair of the Levelling Up Commission between April and mid-July 2022. This involved research, meeting with interested MPs and chairing a virtual round table discussion. Hours: approx. 10 hrs. (Registered 27 July 2022)
From 26 May 2022 until 7 July 2022, Director of BSV Claims Ltd, Second Floor, 168 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6RA. (Registered 05 August 2022)
Payment of £6,750 expected for work done on 23, 24 and 28 April 2022; 3, 10, 20, 23 and 29 May 2022; and 17 June 2022. Hours: 27 hrs. (Registered 10 August 2022)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: FTI Consulting LLP
Address of donor: 200 Aldersgate, Aldersgate Street, London EC1A 4HD

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Ticket and hospitality at the Royal Variety Performance 2021, value £670

Date received: 18 November 2021

Date accepted: 18 November 2021

Donor status: limited liability partnership

(Registered 29 November 2021)
8. Miscellaneous
Queen’s Counsel. No fee-paying work done since June 2010. (Updated 05 May 2021)
From 6 January 2020, member of Swindon Towns Fund Board. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 22 January 2020)
From 1 February 2022 until 7 September 2022, Member of the Advisory Council of JUSTICE, a legal charity. This was an unpaid role. (Registered 02 February 2022; updated 30 September 2022)
From 8 February 2022 until 7 September 2022, Trustee of the Social Market Foundation. This was an unpaid role. (Registered 08 February 2022; updated 30 September 2022)
From 23 May 2022, a Director of the Conservative Friends of America. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 20 June 2022)
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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