James Wharton

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development

Stockton South Conservative

James Wharton’s voting in Parliament

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

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  • James Wharton consistently voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Last updated: 22 Feb 2017

Recent appearances

  • State Pensions: Uk Expatriates: Tackling Infectious Diseases 20 Apr 2017

    What a pleasure it is to speak in this debate. Given recent announcements and national events, it is perhaps the last opportunity I will have to speak in a debate in my current role in the Department for International Development. Whatever happens, my interest in this work will certainly continue, even if my work itself does not, although of course I would like it to continue—it is...
  • State Pensions: Uk Expatriates: Tackling Infectious Diseases 20 Apr 2017

    The hon. Gentleman knows very well that I am delighted to see cross-party consensus on any policy that the Government—whoever they may be, although I rather hope they will be of my party political colour following the next seven weeks of campaigning—might look to bring forward. I hope and trust that there will be cross-party consensus because I am sure that we will be doing the...
  • State Pensions: Uk Expatriates 20 Apr 2017

    It is only a matter of time.

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Conservative MP for Stockton South

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

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Topics of interest

James Wharton campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Health
  • Treasury
  • Education
  • Insolvency Service: Stockton On Tees
  • Renewable Energy
  • Asylum: Finance
  • Traffic Penalty Tribunal
  • Business: Government Assistance

Currently held offices

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development (since 17 Jul 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Northern Powerhouse) (8 May 2015 to 17 Jul 2016)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 12 Nov 2012)

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  • Has spoken in 17 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all James Wharton’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 89.94% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 4 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 121 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on James Wharton’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 205 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Apr 2017.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Anthony Howard
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Date received: 27 August 2016

Date accepted: 27 August 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 31 August 2016)
Name of donor: Anthony Howard
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Date received: 10 February 2017

Date accepted: 10 February 2017

Donor status: individual

(Registered 16 February 2017)
Name of donor: IPGL Ltd
Address of donor: Park House, 16 Finsbury Circus, London EC2M 7EB

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Date received: 24 February 2017

Date accepted: 24 February 2017

Donor status: company, registration 02011009

(Registered 02 March 2017)

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