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
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Alok Sharma has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 9 Apr 2019
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Conservative MP for Reading West
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
Alok Sharma campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Innovation and Skills
- Work and Pensions
- Home Department
- Departmental Communication
- Industrial Health and Safety
- Departmental Public Consultation
- 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)
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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 WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 93.27% 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") 220 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 20 May 2019.
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK
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
, total value £510
Date received: 24–26 August 2018
Date accepted: 24 August 2018
Donor status: company, registration 02948536
(Registered 07 September 2018)
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