A selection of Edward Argar's votes
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Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2016
Consistently voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2016–2017
Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
4 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2016
Consistently voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
23 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2015–2016
Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
4 votes for, 15 votes against, 4 absences, between 2016–2017
Consistently voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
0 votes for, 8 votes against, between 2015–2016
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What progress is being made on awarding the east midlands rail franchise.
I welcome that answer. In the context of my hon. Friend’s work on the franchise, can he reassure me and my constituents that when the new franchise is awarded we will see new, modern rolling stock capable of operating on diesel and electric lines on that route, as well as later services and Sunday services operating on the popular local Ivanhoe line?
I welcome the characteristic candour and openness with which the Secretary of State has approached the issue. Will he reassure me and the House that the scope of the inquiry will look not only at the NDA, but—as I think he just alluded to—at the role, if any, of UK Government Departments and the Scottish Government in the process?
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Former Conservative MP for Charnwood
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
Topics of interest
Edward Argar campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department for International Development
- Department of Health
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Department for Environment
- Food and Rural Affairs
- Home Office
- Developing Countries: Contracts
- Yemen: Armed Conflict
- Asylum: Children
- Broadband: Charnwood
- Algeria: Politics and Government
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Procedure Committee (13 Jul 2015 to 21 Nov 2016)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 30 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Edward Argar’s speeches
- Has received answers to 28 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 92.72% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 49 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 38 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 2 May 2017.
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK
Name of donor: David Brownlow
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: guest at Conservative Party Summer Dinner/Party, value £1,500
Date received: 29 June 2016
Date accepted: 29 June 2016
Donor status: individual
(Registered 13 July 2016
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Indian High Commission
/Government of India
Address of donor: India House, Aldwych, London WC2B 4NA
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights £2,500; accommodation and hospitality £1,500; total value £4,000
Destination of visit: New Delhi, India
Dates of visit: 12-18 February 2017
Purpose of visit: Indo-British APPG
familiarisation visit to develop understanding of Indian policy aims and meet key decision makers in government and business.
(Registered 07 March 2017
Name of donor: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation and food with a value of £3,500
Destination of visit: United Arab Emirates
Dates of visit: 1-7 April 2017
Purpose of visit: As part of the UAE APPG, to meet with Government Ministers, Members of the Federal National Council and senior business figures to build on the bilateral relationship and promote trade and investment ties.
(Registered 24 April 2017)
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