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Alec Shelbrooke’s voting in Parliament
Alec Shelbrooke is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
However, Alec Shelbrooke sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
Alec Shelbrooke voted for a wholly elected House of Lords; comparable Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2011–2016. Conservative, 3 votes, between 2011–2016
Alec Shelbrooke voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords; comparable Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2011–2016. Conservative, 4 votes, between 2011–2016
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Alec Shelbrooke has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions officials in his Department are having with representatives of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons on (a) extending the waiver on level 7 English language requirements for Official Veterinarians introduced in June 2021 and (b) relaxing the technical supervisory conditions imposed as a condition of...
Does my hon. Friend recall that one of heads of the Electoral Commission was found to be highly political in their online posts?
On that basis, will Scottish residents living in England be able to vote in any possible future referendum?
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Conservative MP for Elmet and Rothwell
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
Alec Shelbrooke campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Department for Business
- Energy and Industrial Strategy
- High Speed 2 Railway Line
- Gardens: Property Development
- Minimum Wage: Work Experience
- Electricity Generation
- Prisons: Construction
Currently held offices
- Member, Elections Bill Committee (since 15 Sep 2021)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, European Scrutiny Committee (15 Jul 2015 to 7 Nov 2016)
- Member, Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee (23 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Backbench Business Committee (10 Dec 2013 to 14 May 2014)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 15 Nov 2021.
1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Ipsos MORI
, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for completing surveys:
4 December 2020, received £200. Hours: 1 hr 15 mins. (Registered 07 December 2020)
18 August 2021, received £275. Hours: 1 hr 15 mins. (Registered 13 September 2021)
From 8 January 2018, Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party
. This post carries a part time salary. (Registered 26 January 2018)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Susan Shelbrooke, as a part time senior secretary. (Updated 4 June 2015)
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