Bob Blackman

MP, Harrow East

Harrow East Conservative

Bob Blackman campaigned to leave the European Union

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Bob Blackman’s voting in Parliament

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

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

  • Bob Blackman almost always voted against allowing marriage between two people of same sex, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Bob Blackman generally voted against culling badgers to tackle bovine tuberculosis, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Cancer Strategy 8 Dec 2016

    Thank you for calling me in this debate, Madam Deputy Speaker. It is always a pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Castle Point (Rebecca Harris), and one benefit of this type of debate is that we learn something that we did not know before. I, too, congratulate the hon. Member for Scunthorpe (Nic Dakin), who introduced the debate. I know that he has been a doughty campaigner,...
  • Cancer Strategy 8 Dec 2016

    When the change in law came through, a number of people objected to it, saying that it would not be enforceable. I remember back to my childhood when both of my parents were smoking in the car in front of me. It was difficult then as a child to say, “Please, will you not smoke, because I do not like it?” It was just easier to open the window. I do not want children to go through...
  • Cancer Strategy 8 Dec 2016

    There are aspects of that with which I agree. The reality is that tobacco is the only product in the world, which, if used in the way that was intended, will kill us. Therefore, controlling it is vital. We know as well that those with complex medical needs have the highest smoking rates. I am talking about people who are unemployed, who have mental health conditions, and who are in prison. I...

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Profile

Conservative MP for Harrow East

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

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • International Development
  • Health
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Palestinians
  • Iran
  • Hezbollah
  • Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh: Religious Freedom

Currently held offices

  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (since 13 Jun 2016)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (since 13 Jul 2015)
  • Member, Communities and Local Government Committee (since 13 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (20 Jul 2015 to 12 May 2016)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (30 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (10 Jun 2013 to 14 May 2014)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (12 Jun 2012 to 25 Apr 2013)
  • Member, Communities and Local Government Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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More about this

  • Has spoken in 110 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Bob Blackman’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 30 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 90.00% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 25 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 78 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Bob Blackman’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 322 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 21 Nov 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA, for opinion surveys:
14 December 2015, payment of £75. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 17 December 2015)
21 January 2016, payment of £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 10 June 2016)
9 March 2016, payment of £50. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 10 June 2016)
11 March 2016, payment of £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 10 June 2016)
24 March 2016, payment of £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 10 June 2016)
16 May 2016, payment of £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 10 June 2016)
18 July 2016, payment of £75. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 22 July 2016)
12 October 2016, payment of £75. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 04 November 2016)
25 October 2016, payment of £75. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 04 November 2016)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC17 8RT, for opinion surveys:
6 July 2015, payment of £70. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 23 November 2015)
28 July 2015, payment of £50. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 23 November 2015)
30 October 2015, payment of £50. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 23 November 2015)
17 November 2015, payment of £80. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 23 November 2015)
14 December, payment of £30. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 17 December 2015)
17 December 2015, payment of £100. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 07 January 2016)
8 January 2016, payment of £50. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 06 September 2016)
18 February 2016, payment of £30. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 06 September 2016)
30 March 2016, payment of £20. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 06 September 2016)
12 May 2016, payment of £80. Hours: 40 mins. (Registered 06 September 2016)
23 June 2016, payment of £40. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 06 September 2016)
28 June 2016, payment of £10. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 06 September 2016)
22 August 2016, payment of £80. Hours: 40 mins. (Registered 06 September 2016)
Payment from Populus, Northburgh House, 10 Northburgh Street, London EC1V 0AT, for opinion surveys:
26 February 2015, payment of £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 11 January 2016)
3 July 2015, payment of £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 11 January 2016)
24 July 2015, payment of £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 11 January 2016)
13 August 2015, payment of £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 11 January 2016)
9 October 2015, payment of £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 11 January 2016)
25 November 2015, payment of £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 11 January 2016)
23 December 2015, payment of £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 11 January 2016)
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for opinion surveys:
15 January 2016, payment of £200. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 08 September 2016)
1 September 2016, payment of £200. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 08 September 2016)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Golden Tours
Address of donor: 156 Cromwell Road, London SW7 4ES

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Date received: 15 June 2016

Date accepted: 15 June 2016

Donor status: company, registration 02608886

(Registered 27 June 2016)
Name of donor: Shore Capital Group Ltd
Address of donor: Bond Street House, 14 Clifford Street, London W1S 4JU

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

Date received: 21 June 2016

Date accepted: 21 June 2016

Donor status: company, registration 03841076

(Registered 27 June 2016)
Name of donor: Golden Tours
Address of donor: 156 Cromwell Road, London SW7 4ES

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

Date received: 20 October 2016

Date accepted: 20 October 2016

Donor status: company, registration 02608886

(Registered 24 October 2016)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: The European Azerbaijan Society
Address of donor: 15 Queen Anne's Gate, London SW1H 9BU

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets to attend the Special Royal Windsor Horse Show and Queen's 90th Birthday Celebrations, total value £620 (£310 per ticket)

Date received: 13 May 2016

Date accepted: 13 May 2016

Donor status: company, registration 06635743

(Registered 27 June 2016; updated 29 June 2016)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: (1) Here and Now 365 Ltd (2) Anmol Ganjoo (3) Pragnesh Podar
Address of donor: (1) 20 Rampart Street, London E1 2LS (2) private; (3) private;

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) international travel for one member of staff and myself, £1,970 (2) local travel, accommodation and meals in Delhi for two members of staff and myself, £4,529.35 (3) for two members of staff and myself, travel to and from Srinagar and Jammu, accommodation and meals in Jammu & Kashmir, £1,084.21

Destination of visit: Jammu & Kashmir, India

Date of visit: 12-21 February 2016

Purpose of visit: fact finding political visit

(Registered 11 April 2016)
Name of donor: (1) Art of Living Foundation (UK); (2)Vyakti Vikas Kendra India
Address of donor: (1) 96 Hartland Drive, Edgware, Middlesex HA8 8RH; (2) 21st Kanakpura Road, Art of Living International Ashram, Bangalore 560 082

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) Flights costing £709; (2) Meals, accommodation and internal transport valued at £450;

Destination of visit: India

Date of visit: 11-14 March 2016

Purpose of visit: Attending the World Culture Festival in Delhi.

(Registered 15 April 2016)
Name of donor: (1) Sewa UK Ltd (2) Vikram Bansal
Address of donor: (1) 1100 Stratford Road, Hall Green, Birmingham B28 8AD (2) private

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) accommodation for one member of staff and myself £491; food/drink for two members of staff and myself £161; transport for myself only £1,222.50; total £1,874.50 (2) transport for one member of staff £470

Destination of visit: India

Date of visit: 4-9 April 2016

Purpose of visit: To support Sewa International India and Sewa UK projects, including a residential school for children with disabilities, and meet with trustees, volunteers and political figures.

(Registered 11 May 2016)
Name of donor: Joseph Nick Sear
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Eurostar costs for myself and one member of staff, and joint accommodation, with a total approx. value of £605

Destination of visit: Paris, France

Date of visit: 8-10 July 2016

Purpose of visit: to attend the annual Free Iran Rally organized by the National Council of Resistance of Iran, in my role as a supportive British MP.

(Registered 13 July 2016)
Name of donor: The European Azerbaijan Society
Address of donor: 15 Queen Anne’s Gate, London SW1H 9BU

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): for myself and one member of staff, flights, accommodation with a total value of £4,110 (£2,055pp)

Destination of visit: Baku, Azerbaijan

Date of visit: 26 July - 31 July 2016

Purpose of visit: to meet with political and parliamentary figures, HM Ambassador, business representatives and IDP/Refugee camp of displaced people from the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh.

(Registered 02 September 2016)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Six buy-to-let properties in Welwyn Garden City owned jointly with my wife: (i) and (ii).
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Nicola Blackman, as Office Manager.

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