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.

  • Consistently voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Almost always voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Almost always voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords 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 a reduction in spending on welfare benefits 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: Post Offices: Rural Areas 13 Jan 2017

    The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy regularly reviews the state of the network including the provision of rural services through outreaches. Outreaches are provided so Post Office can maintain access to communities, most often in rural areas, where the old post office has closed. These provide a regular part time service, with hours tailored to the levels of business...
  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Post Offices: Retail Trade 13 Jan 2017

    The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy regularly engages with the Post Office and its stakeholders on the issues affecting the network including the issue of its overall profitability and thus sustainability. These discussions are commercially sensitive to both Post Office and the retailers who provide the network and are as such confidential.
  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Post Offices 13 Jan 2017

    The purpose of the current investment programme is to make the network more sustainable, to reduce the funding burden on the taxpayer. Due to the investment since 2010, the number of branches in the network have been the most stable for decades, with the Post Office reporting the number of branches in the network at end March 2016 at 11,643, an increase over the previous year. Additionally...

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Conservative MP for Stourbridge

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

Expenses

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)

Numerology

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More about this

  • Has spoken in 13 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 WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 88.75% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well 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.
  • 95 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Margot James’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 170 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Jan 2017.

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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