James Wharton

Former Conservative MP for Stockton South

@jameswhartonuk https://facebook.com/mpjameswharton

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for International Development: South Sudan: Overseas Aid 27 Apr 2017

    DFID has provided over £70 million to the South Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SSHF) over the last 3 years from the total DFID bilateral funding listed in the table below. In 2016, the SSHF provided over £70 million to reach over 1.2m people with WASH, nutrition, health, and other lifesaving activities. Approximately £8 million of this funding was delivered through local and national NGOs. In...
  • Written Answers — Department for International Development: Montserrat: Economic Situation 27 Apr 2017

    DFID’s first responsibility is to support Montserrat in delivering essential public services to its citizens, including health, education and social services. Ongoing consideration of the island’s long term economic prospects is a key feature of our development partnership, where we have a shared objective of enabling Montserrat ultimately to manage fully its own financial and economic...
  • Written Answers — Department for International Development: Overseas Aid: Food 27 Apr 2017

    DFID invests in long-term planning, preventative programmes and putting systems in place to build the capacity of countries at risk of food insecurity. Early warning mechanisms and resilience systems put in place with DFID support since 2010/11 have strengthened the response to the food crisis across the Horn of Africa this year. For example, with DFID support the response in Somalia has...

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Former Conservative MP for Stockton South

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

Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for 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

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development (17 Jul 2016 to 12 Jun 2017)
  • 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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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 May 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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