James Wharton

MP, Stockton South

Stockton South Conservative

James Wharton campaigned to leave the European Union

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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.

However, James Wharton sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • James Wharton consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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James Wharton has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Education 21 Jul 2016

    The UK is committed to increasing access to education to ensure children and young people are able to access a quality education in emergencies and crises. A key example is the Syria region. Through the No Lost Generation Initiative, DFID has announced a further 240million for education in Jordan and Lebanon over the next four years, on top of the 115million already provided to...
  • Written Answers — Department for International Development: Africa: Food 21 Jul 2016

    In the last five calendar years, DFID spending in Africa on agriculture, fishing and forestry is set out below. Funds are spent through a range of delivery channels including private sector projects, challenge funds, funding through multilateral agencies and funding through African Governments. thousands 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Agriculture, forestry and fishing...
  • Written Answers — Department for International Development: Ethiopia: Food Supply 21 Jul 2016

    Ethiopia is in the midst of its worst drought for 30 years, with 18.2 million people, approximately 20% of the population, in need of humanitarian assistance at the peak of the crisis. There has been a strong effort by the Government of Ethiopia and humanitarian partners to help save lives and safeguard livelihoods through provision of food, water and other essential supplies. The UK...

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Profile

Conservative MP for Stockton South

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

Topics of interest

  • 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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 22 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 91.59% 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.
  • 130 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on James Wharton’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 181 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Jul 2016.

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

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: sponsorship of constituency newsletter and delivery, value £5,000

Date received; 1 July 2015

Date accepted: 1 July 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 02 July 2015)
Name of donor: Sir John Hall
Address of donor: private

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

Date received: 16 December 2015

Date accepted: 16 December 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 17 December 2015)
Name of donor: Peter Cruddas
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £11,000

Date received: 10 February 2016

Date accepted: 10 February 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 03 March 2016)
Name of donor: Anthony Howard
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000

Date received: 18 February 2016

Date accepted: 18 February 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 03 March 2016)
Name of donor: Sukhraj Singh
Address of donor: private

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

Date received: 18 February 2016

Date accepted: 18 February 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 03 March 2016)
Name of donor: Alexander Temerko
Address of donor: private

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

Date received: 24 February 2016

Date accepted: 24 February 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 03 March 2016)
Name of donor: David Soley
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £12,000

Date received: 4 March 2016

Date accepted: 4 March 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 08 March 2016)
Name of donor: Dominic Johnson
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: sponsorship of a fundraising dinner with a value of £5,845.90

Date received: 26 February 2016

Date accepted: 26 February 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 09 March 2016)

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