Alok Sharma

Minister of State (Communities and Local Government)

Reading West Conservative

Alok Sharma’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Alok Sharma sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Alok Sharma consistently voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Alok Sharma generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes
  • Alok Sharma generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Alok Sharma

Last updated: 19 Apr 2017

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Diplomatic Service: Religious Freedom 27 Apr 2017

    In October 2016, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) made available to staff a revised Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) toolkit to assist all officials working on human rights both in London and at overseas posts. The revised toolkit provides posts with ideas on how to promote freedom of religion or belief in their local context. To support implementation, we provide training to...
  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Park Geun-hye 27 Apr 2017

    We are aware of the decision of South Korea's Constitutional Court. We are monitoring the ongoing election campaign. We remain steadfast in our desire for a close partnership with the Republic of Korea and will work together to continue building on our already strong bilateral relationship.
  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: China: Capital Punishment 27 Apr 2017

    The UK opposes the death penalty in all circumstances and we continue to urge the Chinese authorities to reduce their use of the death penalty and provide details of the numbers of executions in China. We last raised these concerns at the UK-China Human Rights Dialogue in October 2016, which I attended. Through our network of diplomatic posts, the UK is working with Chinese legal experts and...

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Conservative MP for Reading West

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

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Topics of interest

Alok Sharma campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Education
  • Work and Pensions
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Departmental Communication
  • Industrial Health and Safety
  • Departmental Public Consultation
  • Berkshire
  • BRIC Countries

Currently held offices

  • Minister of State (Communities and Local Government) (since 13 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (17 Jul 2016 to 13 Jun 2017)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (12 Sep 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Commons) (12 Jul 2010 to 14 Feb 2011)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 10 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Alok Sharma’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.
  • 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.
  • 104 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Alok Sharma’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 78 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 May 2017.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Festival Republic Ltd
Address of donor: 2nd Floor, Regent Arcade House, 19-25 Argyll Street, London W1F 7TS

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets to the Reading Festival, which is held in my constituency, total value £510

Date received: 26–28 August 2016

Date accepted: 26 August 2016

Donor status: company, registration 02948536

(Registered 19 September 2016)
8. Miscellaneous
From 18 April 2016 to 3 August 2016, unpaid director of UK Indians for remaining in Europe Limited, a company established in order to campaign in the EU Referendum campaign. (Registered 24 May 2016; updated 19 September 2016)

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