Alok Sharma

The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

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

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: 18 Dec 2017

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Publicity 9 Feb 2018

    An error has been identified in the written answer given on 07 February 2018. The correct answer should have been: The attached table shows all the contracts DWP currently holds with Capita including the total value of the contracts. Our data shows that over 99% of claimants using the Universal Credit Full Service make their claim online. The Department uses multiple channels to...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits 9 Feb 2018

    The information requested is set out in the table below. As the Department’s performance measure is to process claims to JSA and ESA within 10 working days, this information is also included. Claims Processed in 5 working days Total Claims Processed % of Claims Processed in 5 working days Claims Processed in 10 working days % of Claims Processed in 10 working days Jobseekers...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Prescriptions 9 Feb 2018

    Universal Credit claimants are informed of their potential entitlement to support with NHS charges (such as prescriptions, dental costs and sight tests) via their monthly payment statements. Additionally, information about the eligibility for support with NHS charges is ultimately a matter for the Department of Health and Social Care and, where a claimant lives in Scotland, the Scottish...

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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 29 debates in the last year — 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 94.87% 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.
  • 102 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Alok Sharma’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 155 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Feb 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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