Alok Sharma

The Secretary of State for International Development

Conservative MP for Reading West


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

Recent appearances

  • Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee 21 Oct 2019

    International Development: Priorities and future of the Department. 5:15 pm; The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
    Witnesses: Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP, Secretary of State for International Development Matthew Rycroft CBE, Permanent Secretary, Department for International Development
  • Written Ministerial Statements — Department for International Development: Aid Update 17 Oct 2019

    This week marks one year on since the UK Department for International Development hosted the 2018 Safeguarding Summit, Putting People First: tackling sexual exploitation and abuse and sexual harassment in the aid sector. In early 2018 the aid sector’s failure over many years to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment (SEAH) came into sharp relief. The...
  • Britain’S Place in the World 15 Oct 2019

    It is indeed an honour to open the debate. We live in the best country in the world: a country that leads on the world stage, as a permanent member of the UN Security Council and in NATO, the G7, the G20 and, of course, the Commonwealth. Ours is the only major country that is simultaneously meeting the NATO target of spending 2% of our GDP on defence and the UN target of spending 0.7% of GNI...

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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 Secretary of State for International Development (since 24 Jul 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions (9 Jan 2018 to 24 Jul 2019)
  • 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)


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  • Has spoken in 19 debates in the last year — well 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 during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 92.43% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 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") 240 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Sep 2019.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Memo Fashions Ltd
Address of donor: Memo House, Kendal Avenue, Acton, London W3 0XA

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Donor status: company, registration 01810877

(Registered 20 August 2019)

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