Robert Walter

Robert Walter

Constituency

North Dorset

Party

Conservative

Address as

Mr Walter

Contact details

Westminster

House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 6981
Fax: 020 7219 2608
robert.walter.mp@parliament.uk

Constituency

The Stables, White Cliff Gardens, Blandford Forum, DT11 7BU
Tel: 01258 452585
Fax: 01258 459614

Biography

Electoral history

Contested Bedwelty 1979 general election. Member for North Dorset 1997-2010, for North Dorset (revised boundary) since 6 May 2010 general election

Parliamentary career

Opposition Spokesperson for Constitutional Affairs (Wales) 1999-2001; Introduced: Sex Discrimination (Amendment) Bill 2000, Restricted Byways Bill 2004, House of Commons (Participation) Bill 2006

Party groups

Chair: Aston University Conservative Association 1967-69, Westbury Constituency Young Conservative 1973-76, Conservative Foreign Affairs Forum 1986-88; Member: Carlton Club Political Committee 1991-99, National Union Executive Committee 1992-95; Conservative Group for Europe: Chair 1992-95, Vice-President 1997-2000; Member, Executive 1922 Committee 2002-05

Select committees

Member: Unopposed Bills (Panel) 1997-, Health 1997-99, European Standing Committee B 1998-2005, European Scrutiny 1999, International Development 2001-03, Treasury 2003-05, Treasury (Treasury Sub-Committee) 2004-10

Councils, public bodies

Chair of governors, Tachbrook School 1980-99

International bodies

Former chair, European Democrat Forum; Member, British-Irish Inter-Parliamentary Body 1997-: Chair, European Affairs Committee 2006-; Assembly of Western European Union: Member 2001-, President, European Security and Defence Assembly 2009-11; President, Federated Group of Christian Democrats and European Democrats; Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe: Member 2001-, Chair, Media Sub-committee, Leader, UK Delegation 2010-, Vice-President 2011-, President, European Democrat Group 2011-; Chair, Inter-Parliamentary Union, British Group 2010-

Political interests

Agriculture, health

General Election 2010 - North Dorset

Name Party Votes %
Walter, Robert Con 27640 50.99%
Gasson, Emily Lib Dem 20015 36.92%
Bunney, Mike Lab 2910 5.37%
Nieboer, Jeremy UKIP 2812 5.19%
Hayball, Anna Green 546 1.01%
Monksummers, Roger Loony 218 0.41%
Result Con Hold (2.75% from Lib Dem to Con)