Rishi Sunak

The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Conservative MP for Richmond (Yorks)


Rishi Sunak’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Rishi Sunak sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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

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

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

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Treasury: Child Benefit: Adoption 7 Oct 2019

    Child Benefit provides support to all parents of adopted children where those parents are responsible for the adopted children. A person is treated as being responsible for a child, whether that child is adopted or not adopted, where: the child living is with them;they are contributing to the cost of providing for the child at a weekly rate not less than the weekly rate of Child Benefit...
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Treasury: Chief Scientific Advisers 7 Oct 2019

    HM Treasury is committed to ensuring that we access the very best scientific expertise. The Director for the Enterprise and Growth Unit, who is responsible for public science funding, acts as HM Treasury’s Chief Scientific Adviser and meets with the Chancellor of the Exchequer regularly.
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Housing 7 Oct 2019

    We are focused on getting a deal and we are working in a determined way to get that deal. The fundamentals of our economy are strong: wages are growing, employment is at a record high and the unemployment rate is at a historic low. Further, since 2010, the Government has increased housing supply by over 1.3m, including 430,000 affordable homes. Over 222,000 additional homes were delivered...

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Conservative MP for Richmond (Yorks)

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

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Topics of interest

Rishi Sunak campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department of Health
  • Department for Education
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • HM Treasury
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Economic Situation: North of England
  • Maternity Services
  • Business: Government Assistance
  • Community Care
  • Schools: Vocational Guidance

Currently held offices

  • The Chief Secretary to the Treasury (since 24 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (since 8 Feb 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government) (9 Jan 2018 to 24 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 29 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Rishi Sunak’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 91.93% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 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") 229 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Sep 2019.

6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Flat in London: (i). (Registered 05 June 2015)

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

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