William Cash Portrait

William Cash

Conservative - Stone

19,945 (40.0%) majority - 2019 General Election

First elected: 3rd May 1984


European Scrutiny Committee
1st Nov 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Liaison Committee Sub-committee on the effectiveness and influence of the select committee system
13th Feb 2019 - 6th Nov 2019
Liaison Committee (Commons)
6th Nov 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
European Scrutiny Committee
30th Oct 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Liaison Committee (Commons)
10th Sep 2015 - 3rd May 2017
European Scrutiny Committee
15th Jul 2015 - 3rd May 2017
European Scrutiny Committee
21st Jul 2015 - 3rd May 2017
Parliamentary Privilege (Joint Committee)
3rd Dec 2012 - 30th Mar 2015
Liaison Committee (Commons)
8th Sep 2010 - 30th Mar 2015
European Scrutiny Committee
17th Nov 1998 - 30th Mar 2015
European Scrutiny Committee
8th Sep 2010 - 30th Mar 2015
Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee)
14th Nov 2005 - 6th May 2010
Shadow Secretary of State
1st Jul 2003 - 6th Nov 2003
Shadow Attorney General
18th Sep 2001 - 6th Nov 2003
European Legislation
15th Jul 1985 - 17th Nov 1998
Employment
15th May 1989 - 21st Mar 1990
Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee)
17th Jun 1987 - 15th Dec 1989
Statutory Instruments (Select Committee)
1st May 1986 - 15th Dec 1989
Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)
1st May 1986 - 15th Dec 1989


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, William Cash has voted in 861 divisions, and 14 times against the majority of their Party.

27 Apr 2021 - Delegated Legislation - View Vote Context
William Cash voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 77 Conservative No votes vs 222 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 431 Noes - 89
20 Jun 2022 - High Speed Rail (Crewe - Manchester) Bill - View Vote Context
William Cash voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 5 Conservative No votes vs 201 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 205 Noes - 6
22 Jun 2022 - Health and Personal Social Services - View Vote Context
William Cash voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 61 Conservative No votes vs 106 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 215 Noes - 70
18 Oct 2022 - Public Order Bill - View Vote Context
William Cash voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 103 Conservative No votes vs 113 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 297 Noes - 110
22 Mar 2023 - Northern Ireland - View Vote Context
William Cash voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 22 Conservative No votes vs 281 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 515 Noes - 29
7 Mar 2023 - Public Order Bill - View Vote Context
William Cash voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 107 Conservative Aye votes vs 109 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 116 Noes - 299
19 Jun 2023 - Privilege: Conduct of Right Hon. Boris Johnson - View Vote Context
William Cash voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 6 Conservative No votes vs 118 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 354 Noes - 7
4 Dec 2023 - Business without Debate - View Vote Context
William Cash voted No - against a party majority - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 26 Conservative No votes vs 217 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 381 Noes - 37
13 Dec 2023 - Retained EU Law Reform - View Vote Context
William Cash voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 10 Conservative No votes vs 288 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 464 Noes - 11
16 Jan 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
William Cash voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 57 Conservative Aye votes vs 262 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 58 Noes - 525
16 Jan 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
William Cash voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 58 Conservative Aye votes vs 262 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 68 Noes - 529
17 Jan 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
William Cash voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 11 Conservative No votes vs 315 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 320 Noes - 276
17 Jan 2024 - Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - View Vote Context
William Cash voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 59 Conservative Aye votes vs 266 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 65 Noes - 536
21 May 2024 - High Speed Rail (Crewe - Manchester) Bill (Instruction) (No. 3) - View Vote Context
William Cash voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 5 Conservative No votes vs 222 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 323 Noes - 7
View All William Cash Division Votes

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
Michael Tomlinson (Conservative)
Minister of State (Minister for Illegal Migration)
(29 debate interactions)
Robert Neill (Conservative)
(24 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Cabinet Office
(63 debate contributions)
Home Office
(48 debate contributions)
HM Treasury
(45 debate contributions)
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Stone 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).

Petition Debates Contributed

We ask Parliament to repeal the High Speed Rail Bills, 2016 and 2019, as MPs voted on misleading environmental, financial and timetable information provided by the Dept of Transport and HS2 Ltd. It fails to address the conditions of the Paris Accord and costs have risen from £56bn to over £100bn.


Latest EDMs signed by William Cash

13th July 2023
William Cash signed this EDM as a sponsor on Thursday 13th July 2023

Debate on the Intelligence and Security Committee's report on China

Tabled by: Iain Duncan Smith (Conservative - Chingford and Woodford Green)
That this House ensures that the Intelligence and Security Committee Report on China, published on 13 July 2023, is debated on the floor of the House of Commons before the House rises on Thursday 20 July 2023.
4 signatures
(Most recent: 18 Jul 2023)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
21st July 2022
William Cash signed this EDM as the primary signatory on Thursday 21st July 2022

Matter referred to the Committee of Privileges on 21 April 2022

Tabled by: William Cash (Conservative - Stone)
That this House expresses its concern with the publication of the Report by the Committee of Privileges entitled Matter referred on 21 April 2022: proposed conduct of inquiry, HC 632; notes the divergence from the established convention of deliberately misleading or knowingly mislead the House, departing from Erskine May, past …
5 signatures
(Most recent: 5 Sep 2022)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 5
View All William Cash's signed Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by William Cash, 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.


1 Urgent Question tabled by William Cash

Monday 11th March 2024

1 Adjournment Debate led by William Cash

Thursday 10th March 2022

10 Bills introduced by William Cash


A Bill to promote gender equality in the provision by the Government of development assistance and humanitarian assistance to countries outside the United Kingdom; and for connected purposes.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 13th March 2014 and was enacted into law.


The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to give precedence in the House of Commons to Government business in connection to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 until the United Kingdom withdraws from the European Union.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 27th March 2019

A Bill to make provision for the prioritisation of maintenance of unclassified roads; the management of heavy commercial vehicle traffic; the regulation of the use of certain roads by such vehicles; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 24th June 2015

A Bill to make provision for the clarification and improvement of local planning procedures; to make provision in relation to housing supply; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 16th December 2014

A Bill to make provision for the supremacy of the sovereignty of the United Kingdom Parliament in relation to the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union, including matters in respect of borders and immigration; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 3rd December 2014

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill To make provision for the supremacy of the sovereignty of the United Kingdom Parliament in relation to the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 29th November 2013

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A bill to apply the terms of the European Union Act 2011 such as to require approval by Act of Parliament and by referendum of provisions for creating a fiscal union or economic governance within the Eurozone.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 27th June 2012

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to apply the terms of the European Union Act 2011 such as to require approval by Act of Parliament and by referendum of provisions for creating a fiscal union or economic governance within the Eurozone.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 7th September 2011

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to apply the terms of the European Union Act 2011 such as to require approval by Act of Parliament and by referendum of provisions for the creation of a fiscal union or economic governance amongst those Member States of the European Union which comprise the Eurozone; and for connected purposes

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 25th October 2011

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. To make provision about the prevention of terrorism

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 2nd March 2011

1 Bill co-sponsored by William Cash

Landfill Sites (Odorous Emissions) Bill 2019-21
Sponsor - Aaron Bell (Con)


Latest 3 Written Questions

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
12th Mar 2024
To ask the Attorney General, whether she has agreed with Cabinet colleagues on the circumstances in which international law may supersede domestic legislation.

The Law Officers’ Convention requires that it is not generally disclosed outside Government whether I have been asked to provide advice or the contents of any such advice. This is a longstanding principle of Cabinet collective agreement which enables the Government of the day to obtain frank and full legal advice in confidence.

Victoria Prentis
Attorney General
21st Oct 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the House of Commons Library Research Paper 96/53 of 19 April 1996 on Questions of Procedure for Ministers, if she will request that the National Archives place in the Library a copy of the letter from the then Prime Minister, John Major, to Giles Radice, then Chairman of the Treasury and Civil Service Sub-Committee, of 5 April 1994.

This letter is already in the Library. It was placed there in 1994 as part of the evidence to the Treasury and Civil Service Select Committee.

Stuart Andrew
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)
6th Feb 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will place in the House of Commons Library a copy of the full unedited report by Sir Con O'Neill, produced for his Department, entitled Britain's Entry into the European Community, on the negotiations of 1970 to 1972.

The full unredacted report is held at The National Archives under file reference FCO 75/1. This file was transferred to The National Archives under the terms of the Public Records Act and is publicly available to be viewed.

Leo Docherty
Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Minister for the Armed Forces)