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Shailesh Vara

Conservative - North West Cambridgeshire

1 APPG membership (as of 6 Oct 2021)
1 Former APPG membership
Parliamentary Estate
Environmental Audit Committee
2nd Mar 2020 - 12th Oct 2020
Minister of State (Northern Ireland Office)
23rd Jul 2018 - 15th Nov 2018
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office)
9th Jan 2018 - 23rd Jul 2018
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions)
9th Jul 2015 - 18th Jul 2016
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice)
7th Oct 2013 - 18th Jul 2016
Finance and Services Committee
14th Nov 2011 - 14th Jan 2013
Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)
12th May 2010 - 6th Sep 2012
Administration Committee
26th Jul 2010 - 14th Nov 2011
Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons
8th Nov 2006 - 6th May 2010
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
12th Jul 2005 - 11th Dec 2006
Vice-Chair, Conservative Party
1st Jul 2001 - 1st Jul 2005

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Division Votes
Wednesday 22nd September 2021
Compensation (London Capital & Finance plc and Fraud Compensation Fund) Bill
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 286 Conservative No votes vs 0 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 52 Noes - 292
Monday 13th September 2021
Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill

Does my hon. Friend agree that one benefit of clause 3, as well as highlighting all the issues that she …

Written Answers
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Early Day Motions
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MP Financial Interests
Monday 2nd March 2020
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Until 6 February 2020, a flat in London: (i) and (ii). (Updated 25 February 2020)
EDM signed
Tuesday 23rd April 2019
Exiting the European Union
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Exit Day) (Amendment) …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Shailesh Vara has voted in 263 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

Speeches made during Parliamentary debates are recorded in Hansard. For ease of browsing we have grouped debates into individual, departmental and legislative categories.

Sparring Partners
Dominic Raab (Conservative)
Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice
(7 debate interactions)
Boris Johnson (Conservative)
Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, and Minister for the Union
(6 debate interactions)
Lucy Powell (Labour (Co-op))
Shadow Secretary of State for Housing
(4 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Cabinet Office
(8 debate contributions)
Ministry of Defence
(4 debate contributions)
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North West Cambridgeshire Petitions

e-Petitions are administered by Parliament and allow members of the public to express support for a particular issue.

If an e-petition reaches 10,000 signatures the Government will issue a written response.

If an e-petition reaches 100,000 signatures the petition becomes eligible for a Parliamentary debate (usually Monday 4.30pm in Westminster Hall).

Petitions with highest North West Cambridgeshire signature proportion
Petitions with most North West Cambridgeshire signatures
Shailesh Vara has not participated in any petition debates

Latest EDMs signed by Shailesh Vara

11th April 2019
Shailesh Vara signed this EDM on Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Exiting the European Union

Tabled by: William Cash (Conservative - Stone)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Exit Day) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 859), dated 11 April 2019, a copy of which was laid before this House on 11 April 2019, be annulled.
82 signatures
(Most recent: 29 Apr 2019)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 73
Democratic Unionist Party: 7
Independent: 1
Non-affiliated: 1
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Shailesh Vara, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.

Shailesh Vara has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Shailesh Vara has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

Shailesh Vara has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Shailesh Vara has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting

Shailesh Vara has not asked any Written Questions in the current parliament