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Rob Roberts’s voting in Parliament
Rob Roberts is a Independent MP, but has changed parties or become independent.
Compared to their original party (Conservative), for the vast majority of issues they have voted in the same way as other Conservative MPs.
This is a random selection of Rob Roberts’s votes.
Generally voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
3 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2020.
Has never voted on increasing the rate of VAT Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, in 2022.
Has never voted on reducing central government funding of local government Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, in 2021.
Voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2020.
Voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2022.
Voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2020.
Last updated: 18 May 2022.
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We have lots more plain English analysis of Rob Roberts’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Rob Roberts’s full vote analysis page for more.
I used to work in financial services, and this term is commonly used in financial services. Is the Minister seriously telling me that NHS workers are being used to cross-subsidise other areas of the system? Have we got nowhere else that we could potentially draw additional funds from, other than levying higher fees on NHS workers to subsidise others? Is that really what he is saying?
The Minister is being generous with his time. There are other reasons, though—it is not just cost. People on a series of temporary visas cannot get a mortgage; they need full right to remain. There are various things that people without permanent residency cannot do in the financial system. It is about not just being allowed to stay, but being allowed to stay and fully take part in society....
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Independent MP for Delyn
Entered the House of Commons on 13 December 2019 — General election
Party was Conservative until 24 May 2021
Topics of interest
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Home Office
- Department for Education
- Department for Transport
- Department for Levelling Up
- Housing and Communities
- Migrant Workers: Education and Health Services
- UK Shared Prosperity Fund
- Financial Services: Primary Education
- Medical Treatments: Innovation
Currently held offices
- Member, Welsh Grand Committee (since 18 Jan 2022)
- Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Procedure Committee (2 Mar 2020 to 3 Nov 2020)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 23 Jan 2023.
1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Ipsos MORI
, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for surveys:
7 February 2022, received £225. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 09 February 2022)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK
Name of donor: AirBus
Address of donor: 8-10 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0DH
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets with hospitality for the AirBus Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford
, total value £360
Date received: 16 July 2022
Date accepted: 16 July 2022
Donor status: company, registration 1724399
(Registered 12 August 2022)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Until 5 April 2022, R J Roberts (UK) Ltd (dormant company). (Registered 10 January 2020; updated 24 August 2022)
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