Bob Blackman

MP, Harrow East

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Harrow East Conservative

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

We have lots more plain English analysis of Bob Blackman’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Bob Blackman’s full vote analysis page for more.

Bob Blackman has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 12 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • Scallop Fishing: Bay of Seine: Proxy Voting 13 Sep 2018

    We should remind the House that we are office holders, not employees, so the circumstances for employees do not apply to us. The particular issue that I raised was about allowing a proxy vote to be used during that time of bereavement and proper recovery for the mother.
  • Scallop Fishing: Bay of Seine: Proxy Voting 13 Sep 2018

    It is an honour to follow the Mother of the House, the right hon. and learned Member for Camberwell and Peckham (Ms Harman), who has led this debate from the beginning. I pay tribute to her for her work not only on this issue but on other transformational issues that she has raised in order to reform the House of Commons. I did not participate in the debate on 1 February, but I listened to...
  • Scallop Fishing: Bay of Seine: Proxy Voting 13 Sep 2018

    I thank the hon. Lady for that intervention. When individuals seek to exercise their right to vote, we have to decide whether proxy votes should be allowed on all votes or just certain votes. For example, what if an individual is absent because they are on maternity or paternity leave and an important private Member’s Bill comes up on a Friday? We know that few Members attend such...

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Profile

Conservative MP for Harrow East

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

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Topics of interest

Bob Blackman campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Department of Health
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • International Development
  • Health
  • Tobacco
  • Smoking
  • Palestinians
  • Iran
  • Hezbollah

Currently held offices

  • Member, Procedure Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)
  • Member, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (13 Jun 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (20 Jul 2015 to 12 May 2016)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (13 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (13 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • 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, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 157 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Bob Blackman’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 50 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 92.47% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 27 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.
  • 84 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Bob Blackman’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 448 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Sep 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA, for opinion surveys:
23 February 2017, payment of £100. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 21 September 2017)
12 June 2017, payment of £75. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 21 September 2017)
10 July 2017, payment of £50. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 21 September 2017)
14 September 2017, payment of £150. Hours: 90 mins. (Registered 21 September 2017)
16 October 2017, received £75. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 14 November 2017)
17 November 2017, received £75. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 23 November 2017)
5 January 2018, received £100. Hours: approx. 30 mins. (Registered 07 June 2018)
19 March 2018, received £75. Hours: approx. 30 mins. (Registered 07 June 2018)
16 April 2018, received £75. Hours: approx. 30 mins. (Registered 07 June 2018)
29 May 2018, received £75. Hours: approx. 30 mins. (Registered 07 June 2018)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC17 8RT, for opinion surveys:
14 February 2017, received £20. Hours: 10 mins. (Registered 14 November 2017)
22 March 2017, received £80. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 14 November 2017)
5 April 2017, received £25. Hours: 10 mins. (Registered 14 November 2017)
28 May 2017, received £60. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 14 November 2017)
26 July 2017, received £30. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 14 November 2017)
7 November 2017, received £40. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 14 November 2017)
8 November 2017, received £30. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 14 November 2017)
17 November 2017, received £70. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 23 November 2017)
20 December 2017, received £60. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 12 January 2018)
10 January 2018, received £30. Hours: approx. 30 mins. (Registered 06 August 2018)
9 March 2018, received £60. Hours: approx. 30 mins. (Registered 06 August 2018)
22 March 2018, received £80. Hours: approx. 30 mins. (Registered 06 August 2018)
18 June 2018, received £80. Hours: approx. 30 mins. (Registered 06 August 2018)
2 August 2018, received £100. Hours: approx. 30 mins. (Registered 06 August 2018)
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for opinion surveys:
16 January 2018, payment of £200. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 19 January 2018)
9 July 2019, payment of £200. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 09 July 2018)
Payments from Populus, Northburgh House, 10 Northburgh Street, London EC1V 0AT, for opinion surveys:
15 September 2017, payment of £50. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 21 September 2017)
12 September 2017, payment of £50. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 27 September 2017)
7 December 2017, payment of £50. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 13 December 2017)
28 November 2017, payment of £50. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 21 December 2017)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Football Association
Address of donor: PO Box 1966, London SW1P 9EQ

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets for Cup Final, with associated hospitality, estimated value £380

Date received: 19 May 2018

Date accepted: 19 May 2018

Donor status: company, registration 00077797

(Registered 08 June 2018)
Name of donor: Football Association
Address of donor: PO Box 1966, London SW1P 9EQ

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets for Community Shield at Wembley, with associated hospitality, estimated value £520; and a further four tickets for a staff member, value £280; £800 in total

Date received: 5 August 2018

Date accepted: 5 August 2018

Donor status: company, registration 00077797

(Registered 06 August 2018)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan)
Address of donor: c/o Taipei Representative Office in the UK, 50 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0EB

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): flights, internal travel, accommodation and hospitality; approx. value £5,000

Destination of visit: Taipei

Dates of visit: 16 – 23 September 2017

Purpose of visit: Taiwan APPG delegation at the invitation of the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to gain a better understanding of economic and political issues concerning the country.

(Registered 11 October 2017)
Name of donor: The International Siddhashram Shakti Centre (ISSC) India
Address of donor: Vaghaldhara, Ta and Dist: Valsad, Gujarat, 396375, India

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): International and domestic transport, food and accommodation, for myself and one member of staff, with a total value of £11,300

Destination of visit: Ahmedabad and Delhi, India

Dates of visit: 11-19 February 2018

Purpose of visit: To meet with political figures in India and attend a Delhi World Peace and Harmony Event with youth leaders.

(Registered 28 February 2018)
Name of donor: Welle Association for Human Rights and Freedom
Address of donor: Postfach 1764, 8048 Zurich

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): For me and a member of staff, rail tickets and accommodation with a total value of £412

Destination of visit: Paris

Dates of visit: 29 June - 2 July 2018

Purpose of visit: To attend the Free Iran Rally.

(Registered 16 July 2018)
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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