Alok Sharma

Minister without Portfolio

Conservative MP for Reading West


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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: UN Climate Conference 2021: Coronavirus 14 Jun 2021

    We want COP26 to be a physical event in Glasgow this November. That is the basis on which we are planning, and we are ensuring that we are exploring all measures to ensure the event is safe for participants and safe for the people of Glasgow. We are working through the process to determine what mitigation measures are needed to safely host COP26, including for people from countries on our...
  • Written Answers — Cop26: Renewable Energy: Seas and Oceans 14 Jun 2021

    The government publishes details of Ministers’ meetings with external organisations on a quarterly basis. Transparency returns for Cabinet Office Ministers can be found here. The UNFCCC will publish a list of participants who attended COP26 at the end of the conference. An events programme and list of exhibitors within the UK Government managed Green Zone will be made available to the...
  • Written Answers — Cop26: UN Climate Conference 2021: Applications 14 Jun 2021

    The Government ran an Expression of Interest process earlier this year to identify stakeholder interest in participating within UK Government managed spaces at the summit, receiving 3,966 proposals from across 93 countries. Following an extensive evaluation process, we have longlisted a range of proposals for further consideration. At this stage, no organisation has received confirmation of...

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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: 1 Jun 2021.


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