Margot James

MP, Stourbridge

Stourbridge Conservative

Margot James campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Margot James’s voting in Parliament

Margot James is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

This is a selection of Margot James’s votes.

  • Voted a mixture of for and against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Almost always voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Consistently voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Consistently voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes

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

Margot James has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Airbnb 21 Oct 2016

    Consumer protection is a cornerstone of a well-functioning economy that works for everyone. As such, all UK consumers, including those in the sharing economy, are covered by consumer protection regulations against unfair commercial practices. As the sharing economy continues to grow and diversify an important part of the success of companies, such as AirBnB, will be ensuring the safety and...
  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Companies: Directors 21 Oct 2016

    UK companies are able to appoint employees to their company boards presently, but very few do. Many UK companies deploy alternative approaches to engaging their employees. The issue of employees’ representation on company boards will be included in a discussion document that will be published by Government later this year.
  • BHS 20 Oct 2016

    I warmly congratulate the right hon. Member for Birkenhead (Frank Field) on securing this afternoon’s very important debate. I thank him, the hon. Member for Hartlepool (Mr Wright) and both Select Committees for their invaluable work in exposing the governance and decision-making issues that have contributed to terrible consequences for so many people formerly of BHS. Reading the...

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Conservative MP for Stourbridge

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


Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Work and Pensions
  • Education
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Obesity
  • Human Trafficking
  • NHS: Drugs
  • Industrial Health and Safety
  • Higher Education: Admissions

Currently held offices

  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (since 17 Jul 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (13 May 2015 to 17 Jul 2016)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (12 Jul 2010 to 8 Nov 2012)
  • Member, Business, Innovation and Skills Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 5 Nov 2012)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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More about this

  • Has spoken in 4 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Margot James’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 high number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 89.38% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 3 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 92 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Margot James’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 152 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 2016.

6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Cottage in Worcestershire: (i) and (ii).
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Violet Productions; film production
7. (ii) Other shareholdings, valued at more than £70,000
Childcare Corp VCT

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