Alok Sharma

Minister without Portfolio

Conservative MP for Reading West


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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:

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.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Cop26: Climate Change: Finance 6 Oct 2021

    The OECD figures recently published showed that developed countries were still significantly short of the $100 billion goal in 2019, mobilising $79.6 billion. We have seen recent progress. President Biden’s recent announcement that the US is doubling their climate finance to $11.4 billion by 2024 is a major step towards the achievement of the $100 billion goal. However, we need all...
  • Written Answers — Cop26: Climate Change: Education 29 Sep 2021

    Climate action must be inclusive of people with disabilities and support their rights. This means ensuring that information and services are accessible, challenging social norms that create barriers to access and disaggregating data by gender, age and disability. People with disabilities must be involved in climate action at all levels and engagement with, and capacity building of, disabled...
  • Written Answers — Cop26: Climate Change: Finance 29 Sep 2021

    We have heard and agree with calls from civil society for the need for a high level political focus on loss and damage at COP26 and in the run up to COP27. The UK is currently consulting Parties on the idea of a high level envoy for loss and damage. We agree that a clear pathway is needed and intend to respond to parties’ and observers’ calls (including at the July ministerial) to step up...

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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 without Portfolio (since 8 Jan 2021)
  • COP26 President (Cabinet Office) (since 8 Jan 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (13 Feb 2020 to 8 Jan 2021)
  • The Secretary of State for International Development (24 Jul 2019 to 13 Feb 2020)
  • 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 (12 Jul 2010 to 14 Feb 2011)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 4 Oct 2021.


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