Wera Hobhouse

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Liberal Democrat MP for Bath

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Wera Hobhouse’s voting in Parliament

Wera Hobhouse is a Liberal Democrat MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Liberal Democrat MPs.

However, Wera Hobhouse sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Wera Hobhouse voted against reducing central government funding of local government, while most Liberal Democrat MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Wera Hobhouse consistently voted against raising the threshold at which people start to pay income tax, while most Liberal Democrat MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Wera Hobhouse has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 19 Nov 2018

Recent appearances

  • Local Government Funding Settlement 13 Dec 2018

    I was really disappointed with the announcement, as it really does nothing to address the growing inequalities across our country. One of the biggest problems, of course, is that much of local government funding is now based on council tax, and council tax is so very unfair. When will the Government revalue properties so that dwellings worth £300,000 in one area are no longer in the same...
  • Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Social Security Benefits and Legal Aid Scheme: EU Nationals 12 Dec 2018

    To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to Article 10 and Article 18 of the Draft Withdrawal Agreement, published on 14 November 2018, whether the Government plans to confer on EU parents who have lived in the UK for more than 3 months but less than 5 years, the same status as a UK citizen in terms of (a) social security benefits and (b) legal aid after...
  • European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018: Statutory Obligations on Ministers 11 Dec 2018

    The Prime Minister has mentioned on a number of occasions recently, including in her statement yesterday, that it is her deal, no deal or no Brexit. How are the Government preparing for the Prime Minister’s third option? If she is not taking it seriously, why would she mention it?

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Liberal Democrat MP for Bath

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Ministry of Housing
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Department for Transport
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Unitary Councils
  • Great Western Railway Line: Electrification
  • Schools: Voyeurism

Currently held offices

  • Member, Committee on Exiting the European Union (since 11 Sep 2017)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Housing, Communities and Local Government) (since 16 Jun 2017)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 3 Dec 2018.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Mark Roper
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £9,000

Date received: 10 September 2018

Date accepted: 10 September 2018

Donor status: individual

(Registered 06 November 2018)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Two separate houses in Rochdale Metropolitan Borough, owned jointly with my husband: (i) and (ii). (Registered 05 July 2017)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Compotex GmbH; technical textile finishing. (Registered 05 July 2017)
8. Miscellaneous
Trustee, Norden Community Trust. (Registered 05 July 2017)
Patron, Bath Festivals. (Registered 05 July 2017)
From 29 August 2018 to 28 August 2022, Director (Co-opted Trustee) of the Palladian Academy Trust. (Registered 13 November 2018)

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

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