Local MP spoken more times in the Commons than any other MP

Shipley MP Philip Davies has spoken more times in the Commons than any other MP. Mr Davies contributed 438 times in Parliament over the last 12 months, beating second place Kettering MP Philip Hollobone on 397. Mr Davies said: “Speaking in the Commons is a way to get the views and concerns of my constituents across to ministers and departments. I take advantage of all the options open to me to raise issues and problems that need to be tackled in my constituency. “I take the responsibility of passing legislation very seriously and have always said I will scrutinise thoroughly as I think laws should not be made for the sake of it. “I want the Shipley constituency to be actively represented in Parliament and I will continue to work hard to ensure that is the case.” The 2015-2016 parliamentary year saw Parliament sit for 151 days and pass 24 Bills, meaning Mr Davies spoke in the Commons, whether that is a debate or questioning a minister on local or national issues, an average of three times a day.