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

Last updated: 12 Sep 2017

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department of Health: Abortion 20 Nov 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will undertake an evidence-based review into the association with and effect of abortion on the psychological and mental health of women that draws on (a) UK and (b) international research; and if he will make a statement.
  • Written Answers — Department of Health: Abortion 20 Nov 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to ensure that studies on abortion that are (a) funded and (b) supported by his Department do not omit women who are at higher risk of complications from abortion; and if he will make a statement.
  • Independent Complaints and Grievance Policy 16 Nov 2017

    I urge my right hon. Friend to ensure that there is a clear separation in this process between, on the one hand, the provision of training and advice for members of staff and MPs and, on the other, providing a safe space where people can report allegations. If the same people are involved in both processes, there is a huge risk that allegations will not be taken seriously and will not be...

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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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Expenses

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
  • Palestinians
  • Smoking
  • Iran
  • Hezbollah
  • Israel: Palestinians

Currently held offices

  • Member, Procedure Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)
  • Member, 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, 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, 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 39 written questions in the last year — above 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 95.24% 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.
  • 87 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Bob Blackman’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 395 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Nov 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA, for opinion surveys:
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)
9 December 2016, payment of £75. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 21 December 2016)
21 December 2016, payment of £50. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 10 January 2017)
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)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC17 8RT, for opinion surveys:
25 November 2016, received £60. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 08 December 2016)
14 December 2016, payment of £60. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 21 December 2016)
28 December 2016, payment of £25. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 10 January 2017)
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for opinion surveys:
25 January 2017, payment of £200. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 08 August 2017)
1 August 2017, payment of £200. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 08 August 2017)
Payments from Populus, Northburgh House, 10 Northburgh Street, London EC1V 0AT, for opinion surveys:
12 January 2017, payment of £50. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 06 July 2017)
16 February 2017, payment of £50. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 06 July 2017)
27 February 2017, payment of £50. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 06 July 2017)
3 April 2017, payment of £50. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 06 July 2017)
24 April 2017, payment of £50. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 06 July 2017)
29 June 2017, payment of £75. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 06 July 2017)
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)
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: £2,500

Date received: 19 January 2017

Date accepted: 19 January 2017

Donor status: company, registration 02608886

(Registered 02 February 2017)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Indian High Commission
Address of donor: India House, Aldwych, London WC2B 4NA

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): flights costing £2,500; accommodation and hospitality valued at £1,500; £4,000 in total

Destination of visit: New Delhi

Dates of visit: 12-18 February 2017

Purpose of visit: Indo-British APPG familiarisation visit to India. To develop understanding of Indian policy aims and meet key decision makers in the Indian government and business.

(Registered 03 March 2017)
Name of donor: Welle Association for Human Rights and Freedom
Address of donor: Verein Welle, Postfach 1764, 8048 Zürich

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Eurostar costs and joint accommodation, for myself and a staff member, with an approx. value of £435

Destination of visit: Paris, France

Dates of visit: 30 June - 2 July 2017

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

(Registered 02 August 2017)
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)
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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