Bob Stewart’s voting in Parliament

Bob Stewart is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Bob Stewart sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Bob Stewart voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Bob Stewart consistently voted against allowing marriage between two people of same sex, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Last updated: 19 Dec 2018

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  • Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill: Obtaining or viewing material over the internet 22 Jan 2019

    So, if a person wishes to go to a designated area, that person should, perhaps on Foreign Office advice, be told, “That is a designated area; you need to declare it.” If that person declares it prior to his or her going, that is good. If they do not declare it, and they go there and are picked up on the way back—it might be a mistake, but it might not—is that what the Minister...
  • Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill: Obtaining or viewing material over the internet 22 Jan 2019

    In my experience, a Department such as DFID will sometimes send in a project team to do peace building or peace making, or to build a hospital. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that we might also have to consider bodyguards, because a private military company might be involved in protecting DFID’s people when they go into a war zone? Has he considered that as part of his amendment?
  • Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill: Obtaining or viewing material over the internet 22 Jan 2019

    If a person from this country were to go to one of the prohibited areas and then come back, would it be automatic for that person to be picked up if he or she had not been given permission to do something there? Is it possible that the security services—which, I presume, fully support this measure—would say, “Let him or her run, because it is more in our interests to watch what they do”?

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Conservative MP for Beckenham

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

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Topics of interest

Bob Stewart campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Health
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Education
  • Home Department
  • Syria
  • Iran: Tanks
  • Exports
  • Academies
  • Germany

Currently held offices

  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (since 16 Oct 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (21 Nov 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Defence Sub-Committee (8 Sep 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Defence Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (12 Jul 2010 to 3 Nov 2014)
  • Member, Defence Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 118 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Bob Stewart’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 87.79% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 15–16 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 130 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Bob Stewart’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 349 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 21 Jan 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
From 1 February 2016 to 31 January 2017, consultant providing leadership and mentoring services to LBC Wise Counsel, Cheltenham Film and Photographic Studios, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 6PN. LBC Wise Counsel provides leadership and management training for lawyers. I will receive £500 a month for an expected monthly commitment of 5 hours. (Registered 03 February 2016)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: APPG for the Armed Forces
Address of donor: House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: twelve dinners, value: £40 each; two breakfasts, value: £14.25 each; total £508.50

Date received: 1 January 2018 to 31 July 2018

Date accepted: 1 January 2018 to 31 July 2018

Donor status: other

(Registered 30 August 2018)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Government of Kazakhstan
Address of donor: Kazakhstan Embassy, 125 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5EA

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flight £2,392; accommodation £400; total value £2,792

Destination of visit: Astana

Dates of visit: 29 May – 2 June 2018

Purpose of visit: As part of the APPG on Kazakhstan, meetings with Parliament, Foreign Minister, Chairman of Defence and Foreign Affairs Committee, Chairman of State Committee on Anti-Corruption, Nur Otan political party, Ak Zhol political party, Kazakh Invest and Nazarbayev University.

(Registered 04 June 2018)
Name of donor: (1) Clarion Defence (UK) Ltd (2) CAE Aircrew Training Services plc, both via the APPG on the Armed Forces
Address of donor: (1) Bedford House, 69 - 79 Fulham High Street, London SW6 3JW (2) MSHATF RAF Benson, Wallingford OX10 6AA

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) £250; (2) £250. The APPG for the Armed Forces used these sums to meet the costs of travel, food, accommodation and museum entry fees, which together had a total value of approx. £250 per person, £500 in total, after personal contributions of £100 each.

Destination of visit: The Netherlands

Dates of visit: 25–27 July 2018

Purpose of visit: Operation Market Garden Battlefield Tour by the APPG for the Armed Forces. This included visits to the sites of World War II battles and Commonwealth cemeteries.

(Registered 30 August 2018)
Name of donor: Cayman Islands Government
Address of donor: Cayman Islands Representative, 34 Dover St, Mayfair, London W1S 4NG

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): for myself and my partner, flights £3,849.50; accommodation £786.82; meals and hospitality £1,000; total value £5,636.32

Destination of visit: Georgetown, Cayman Islands and Little Cayman Island

Dates of visit: 2-6 August 2018

Purpose of visit: As part of the Cayman Islands APPG to visit the islands and there meet local ministers and members of parliament as the first parliamentary visit.

(Registered 30 August 2018)
Name of donor: Government of Lebanon
Address of donor: Embassy of Lebanon, 21 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QN

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): For my wife and myself, flights £546; hotel £300; dinners approx. £200; transport £60; total value £1,106

Destination of visit: Beirut, Lebanon

Dates of visit: 7-10 November 2018

Purpose of visit: As part of the APPG on Lebanon, meetings MPs and various ministers. One visit to Balbek.

(Registered 14 November 2018)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Claire Podbielski-Stewart, as part-time Senior Parliamentary Assistant. (Registered 15 May 2015)

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