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Richard Graham’s voting in Parliament
Richard Graham is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
This is a random selection of Richard Graham’s votes.
Almost always voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
13 votes for, 0 votes against, 5 absences, between 2012–2018.
Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
11 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2020.
Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
33 votes for, 66 votes against, 10 absences, between 2011–2020.
Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 2 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2020.
Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
6 votes for, 3 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2016.
Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 2011–2016.
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.
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Does my hon. Friend agree that the statistic that emerged yesterday—that we have increased the number of people with disabilities in employment to 1.3 million, after setting a target of 1 million in 2017, which we have achieved within five years—is astonishing and the result of hard work by many people, including the applicants themselves?
Although conversion therapy and, indeed, hedgehogs are both fascinating subjects, in terms of achieving economic growth, does my hon. Friend agree that what the Government are doing on levelling-up funds and bringing investment that can act as a catalyst for further investment in great small cities such as Gloucester will help to create jobs, footfall and retail—all the things that people...
If the Labour party wishes to make the case as to why convicted foreign national rapists and paedophiles should remain in this country they are very welcome to test drive it in my constituency and elsewhere. Meanwhile, does my hon. Friend agree that, although it is absolutely right and fair since we left the European Union that any foreign national with a sentence of over 12 months will be...
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Conservative MP for Gloucester
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
Richard Graham campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Work and Pensions
- Home Department
- HM Treasury
- *No heading*
- Individual Savings Accounts
- Direct Selling
- Social Security Benefits
Currently held offices
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (since 11 May 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Member, Work and Pensions Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Work and Pensions Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 29 Nov 2010)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 16 May 2022.
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK
Name of donor: Renewable UK
Address of donor: Chapter House, 22 Chapter Street, London SW1P 4NP
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Travel and hospitality associated with viewing marine technology, value £874.40
Date received: 9 August 2021
Date accepted: 9 August 2021
Donor status: company, registration 01874667
(Registered 06 September 2021)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
The Graham Montrose Co. Ltd; operating licensed premise (pubs). (Registered 08 June 2015)
Since April 2017, Scribble Press Ltd. (Registered 06 July 2017)
From February 2018, Chairman (unpaid) of the Gloucester History Trust. (Registered 08 May 2018)
Trustee (unpaid) of the Essex Research Foundation. (Registered 15 May 2018)
From October 2017, Trustee of the Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund (PCPF). (Registered 10 January 2020)
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