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

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

Last updated: 16 Jan 2018

Recent appearances

  • Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee 19 Apr 2018

    It is good to see my friend the Chair of the Select Committee back in his place after his medical treatment. [Hon. Members: “Hear, hear!”] I agree absolutely with every point made in the report. In respect of retaliatory evictions, does he agree that one issue that must be resolved is assured shorthold tenancies of six months, which are the norm for the private sector? If we...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Business of the House 19 Apr 2018

    Yesterday morning the Prime Minister welcomed Narendra Modi to No. 10 Downing Street, and yesterday evening I joined right hon. and hon. Members to attend events in Central Hall, where Modiji subjected himself to two and a half hours of detailed questioning. At the same time, a quite disgraceful event was taking place in Parliament Square, where the Indian national flag, which had been raised...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: CHOGM: Sustainable Development Goals 18 Apr 2018

    I thank my right hon. Friend for her answer, particularly on the issue of health. Will she rededicate herself to the elimination of malaria, polio and other such diseases across the Commonwealth?

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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
  • Tobacco
  • Palestinians
  • Smoking
  • 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 124 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Bob Blackman’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 46 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 93.43% 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.
  • 83 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Bob Blackman’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 417 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 16 Apr 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)
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)
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)
16 January 2018, payment of £200. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 19 January 2018)
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)
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)
4. Visits outside the UK
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)
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)
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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