Margot James

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

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Stourbridge Conservative

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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Margot James has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 12 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: 5G 11 Oct 2018

    We will continue to work with the mobile sector to understand where the current planning regime could further support the deployment of digital infrastructure, including 5G. We are in discussions with the industry regarding further reforms that could support deployment of 5G mobile services which warrant changes to planning. If a clear case for change can be made, we will work swiftly to...
  • Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Mobile Phones: Aerials 11 Oct 2018

    The Electronic Communications Code (ECC) has already been recently reformed as part of the Digital Economy Act 2017 to make it easier and cheaper for operators to deploy communications infrastructure. The new Code became law on 28 December 2017. My Department will continue to work with stakeholders, including representatives from industry, landowners, representative bodies and Ofcom, to...
  • Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Mobile Phones: Aerials 11 Oct 2018

    All proposals for new mobile phone masts require planning permission, either through nationally set permitted development rights or through a planning application to the local planning authority. In England mobile phone operators are able to install new ground-based masts of up to 25 metres in non-protected areas, and up to 20 metres in protected areas, under permitted development rights....

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Profile

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: Drugs
  • Industrial Health and Safety
  • Higher Education: Admissions

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 28 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 88.33% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 2 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • 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") 291 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 1 Oct 2018.

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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