Edward Argar

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

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Charnwood Conservative

Edward Argar’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Edward Argar sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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

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

Last updated: 13 Jun 2018

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Labour Turnover 18 Jul 2018

    HMCTS has a well-developed engagement framework in place which ensures national and regional issues are consulted on at an appropriate level with our trade unions. Part of this incorporates a monthly People Impact Forum which is facilitated through our Employee Relations and People and Cultural Transition teams, wherein matters including staffing are discussed with Departmental Trade Union...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: Buildings 18 Jul 2018

    Between 11 April and 11 May Dr Phillip Lee MP spent 10 days in the Ministry of Justice; David Gauke MP 14 days; Lucy Frazer MP 15 days and Rory Stewart MP 6 days. Lord Keen has a dual role as Advocate General for Scotland and MoJ spokesperson in the House of Lords, as such, he spent 4 days in the department on Ministry of Justice business. All ministers are required to split their...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Offenders: Females 18 Jul 2018

    The female offender strategy applies across England and Wales. We do not believe that there will be any Barnett consequentials, however we will keep funding under review as this work progresses. We will continue to work with the Welsh Government and other partners to ensure justice services are delivered in a way that reflects the Welsh landscape to improve outcomes for female offenders.

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Conservative MP for Charnwood

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


Topics of interest

Edward Argar campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for International Development
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Department of Health
  • Department for Education
  • Home Office
  • Developing Countries: Contracts
  • Yemen: Armed Conflict
  • Asylum: Children
  • Broadband: Charnwood
  • Algeria: Politics and Government

Currently held offices

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice (since 14 Jun 2018)

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 48 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Edward Argar’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 14 written questions in the last year — below 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 97.32% 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 69 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jul 2018.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Tarmac Ltd
Address of donor: Portland House, Bickenhill Lane, Birmingham B37 7BQ

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Place on Tarmac's table at the CBI annual Dinner, with a value of £380

Date received: 22 May 2018

Date accepted: 22 May 2018

Donor status: company, registration 453791

(Registered 11 June 2018)

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