Alex Chalk

Assistant Whip

Conservative MP for Cheltenham


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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Alex Chalk’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Alex Chalk sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Alex Chalk voted for requiring pub companies to offer pub landlords rent-only leases, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes
  • Alex Chalk voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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

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

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Marriage: Coronavirus 21 Jul 2020

    We understand the frustration couples who have had to postpone their wedding or civil partnership must be feeling. The requirement to solemnize a marriage within twelve months of giving notice to marry is set out in primary legislation, which does not provide for extending this period. It would require primary legislation to change this and we continue to explore potential legislative...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Marriage: Age 21 Jul 2020

    The Government continues to listen carefully to the debate on the legal age of marriage. Justice officials liaise closely with officials in other departments that have an interest in this matter and in forced marriage, which Government made an offence in 2014. Evidence shows that the number of people marrying in England and Wales at 16 or 17 has been in decline over the years. In 2017, the...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ict 20 Jul 2020

    The common law presumption of correct functioning of a computer is rebuttable if there is evidence to the contrary. In such circumstances it is for the party seeking to produce the computer record in evidence to satisfy the court that the computer was working properly at the material time. We cannot ignore the impact that the dispute over the Horizon Accounting System has had on the...

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Conservative MP for Cheltenham

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election

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Topics of interest

Alex Chalk campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Ministry of Housing
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Home Office
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Roads: Repairs and Maintenance
  • Stalking
  • Prisoner Escorts: Contracts
  • General Practitioners: Insurance
  • Extended Schools

Currently held offices

  • Assistant Whip (since 13 Feb 2020)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice (since 13 Feb 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Justice Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 21 Jan 2019)
  • Member, Justice Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from the Crown Prosecution Service, 4-5 South Parade, Wakefield WF1 1LR, for legal services:
30 August 2019, received £618. Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 26 September 2019)
24 September 2019, received £770. Hours: 7 hrs. (Registered 14 October 2019)
26 September 2019, received £560. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 21 October 2019)
12 December 2019, received of £1,178. Hours: 11 hrs. (Registered 19 December 2019)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: John A S Nash
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 27 August 2019)
Name of donor: John Honeybill
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation: £2,500

Donor status: individual

(Registered 05 March 2020)
Name of donor: John Honeybill
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation: £2,500

Donor status: individual

(Registered 05 March 2020)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Flat in Shepherds Bush: (i) and (ii). (Registered 21 May 2015)
A third share of a cottage in Gloucestershire: (i) and (ii). (Registered 21 May 2015)
A third share of a flat in France: (i) and (ii). (Registered 21 May 2015)

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