Shailesh Vara MP North West Cambridgeshire, Conservative, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Minister for the Courts and Legal Aid), Ministry of Justice


Shailesh Vara

Most spoken phrases

Last updated 3rd Jun 2009

  1. Israeli settlements
  2. Northcote Road shops
  3. Dangerous dogs petition
  4. Clapham Junction tube
  5. Heathrow expansion
  6. Health services
  7. Fly tipping

This information is based on the most frequently spoken phrases by this representative.


  • Born:

  • Positions

    Shadow Deputy Leader of the House 2006-10; Assistant Government Whip 2010-12; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Minister for the Courts and Legal Aid), Ministry of Justice 2013-.
  • Electoral history

    Contested Birmingham Ladywood 1997 and Northampton South 2001 general elections. Member for North West Cambridgeshire 2005-10, for North West Cambridgeshire (revised boundary) since 6 May 2010 general election.
  • Party groups

    Society of Conservative Lawyers: Treasurer 2001-04, Vice-chair, Executive Committee 2006-09; Vice-chair, Conservative Party 2001-05; Chair, Conservative Parliamentary Friends of India 2008-10; Vice-chair, Conservative China Parliamentary Group 2009-10.

Election record for North West Cambridgeshire, 05 Jun 2010

Party Percentage of votes
Conservative 50.35%
Liberal Democrat 21.82%
Labour 16.91%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Vara, Shailesh Conservative 29,425 50.35
Wilkins, Kevin Liberal Democrat 12,748 21.82
York, Chris Labour 9,877 16.91
Brown, Robert UK Independence Party 4,826 8.26
Goldspink, Stephen Eng Dem 1,407 2.41
Majority 16,677 votes
Electorate 88,851
Turnout (58,441) 65.77%

Registered interests

Registrable shareholdings: (a) Saffron Ridge Ltd.

Land and Property: Two flats, in London and Northampton, from which rental income is received.

Overseas visits: 6-12 September 2008, to Beijing, China, to attend the second UK-China Leadership of the Future Forum. The visit was arranged and paid for by the UK China Forum with sponsorship from Barclays Capital, BP and Rolls-Royce, and the International Department of the Chinese Communist Party. (Registered 13 October 2008)

Sponsorship or financial or material support: Donation to my constituency party from Mr Dolar Popat (personal donation). (Registered 9 March 2009)

Remunerated employment, office, profession etc: Consultant providing general business advice to Futurecomm International Ltd, trading as Nation1; a digital communications company.

Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests: Non-practising solicitor.

Remunerated directorships: Saffron Ridge Ltd; a family company which deals mainly with property and property related matters.

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