Alok Sharma

Minister without Portfolio

Conservative MP for Reading West

@AlokSharma_RDG https://facebook.com/AlokSharmaRDG

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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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: Carbon Emissions 22 Apr 2021

    I have set climate criteria for businesses who will be involved in COP26, including for our corporate sponsorship and for those organisations which have applied for space at COP26 itself. The climate criteria include requiring businesses to commit to the most ambitious and robust action possible, joining the Race to Zero by committing to net zero by 2050 at the latest and setting science...
  • Cop26: Covid-19: Green Recovery 14 Apr 2021

    The Prime Minister’s 10-point plan sets out our blueprint for a green industrial revolution—a plan to invest in green technologies and industries, leveraging in billions of pounds of private sector investment, supporting up to a quarter of a million green jobs and levelling up across the UK. It is a clear plan to build back greener from the covid pandemic.
  • Cop26: Covid-19: Green Recovery 14 Apr 2021

    The UK has decarbonised its economy faster than any other G20 nation since 2000. We have met carbon budgets CB1 and CB2, we are on track to meet CB3, and of course we are pursuing plans to ensure that we meet CB4 and CB5. Ahead of COP26, we will publish a comprehensive net zero strategy.

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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 (Commons) (12 Jul 2010 to 14 Feb 2011)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2021.

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