Alok Sharma

The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

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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 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

We have lots more plain English analysis of Alok Sharma’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Alok Sharma’s full vote analysis page for more.

Alok Sharma has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 23 May 2018

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee 27 Jun 2018

    Work and Pensions: Benefit Sanctions. 9:30 am; Other
    Witnesses: Alok Sharma MP, Minister of State for Employment, Department of Work and Pensions
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Income: Insurance 19 Jun 2018

    DWP has not assessed the impact of individual income protection (IIP) insurance on welfare dependence, financial resilience or employment outcomes. There are clearly established rules on the treatment of income paid to meet living costs, like IIP insurance, in a means-tested benefit system that have been established for a long time and continued in Universal Credit. Universal Credit helps...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Habitual Residence Test 19 Jun 2018

    We can, and do, assist in making contact with the Home Office to support individuals to check their status and provide advice on how to obtain the correct documents to prove they are eligible to claim benefits. However, we do not provide financial support to these applicants during this process, as we are legally obliged to ensure that all recipients of public money are eligible to receive...

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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

  • The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions (since 9 Jan 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • Minister of State (Communities and Local Government) (13 Jun 2017 to 9 Jan 2018)
  • 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)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 32 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.
  • Has voted in 93.05% 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.
  • 103 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Alok Sharma’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 165 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 4 Jun 2018.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Bansols Beta Ltd
Address of donor: The Courtyard, Chapel Lane, Bodicote, Banbury OX15 4DB

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Donor status: company, registration 02878404

(Registered 23 June 2017)
Name of donor: Sun Mark Ltd
Address of donor: Sun House, 428 Long Drive, Greenford UB6 8UH

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: company, registration 03010238

(Registered 23 June 2017)
Name of donor: Mr Ravi and Mrs Manju Mehrotra
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: individuals

(Registered 23 June 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: 25–27 August 2017

Date accepted: 25 August 2017

Donor status: company, registration 02948536

(Registered 21 September 2017)

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