Margot James

The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Conservative MP for Stourbridge

@margot_james_mp https://facebook.com/margotjamesofficial

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.

However, Margot James sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Margot James voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Last updated: 9 Apr 2019

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: ScreenSkills 17 Jun 2019

    The Government recognises the importance of a strong and diverse talent pipeline to the continuing success of film and HETV in the UK and pleased to see ScreenSkills leading the way with its new campaign. Having been launched on 23rd May, DCMS looks forward to seeing the results of its mix of cinema, social media and online promotion in the coming months and years.
  • Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Video On Demand: Competition 17 Jun 2019

    The Government is committed to ensuring the BBC continues to deliver high quality, distinctive content for all audiences. This is why we agreed a new Royal Charter with the BBC following Charter Review in 2015-16. Charter reforms mean the BBC can continue to thrive, deliver for all audiences, and be an engine of creativity and growth in the UK. The Government has also maintained the licence...
  • Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Television: Licensing 17 Jun 2019

    The BBC is responsible for the collection and enforcement of the licence fee. It estimates that 4.5 million pensioner households across the UK are eligible for the existing over 75 licence fee concession. It estimates that 900,000 households will continue to receive a free TV licence from 2020/21, rising to 1.5 million households if all pensioners eligible take up Pension Credit. The BBC has...

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Conservative MP for Stourbridge

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

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Topics of interest

Margot James campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

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

Currently held offices

  • The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport (since 9 Jan 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (17 Jul 2016 to 9 Jan 2018)
  • 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)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 21 debates in the last year — 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 WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 88.81% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 338 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 3 Jun 2019.

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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