Peter Bottomley

MP, Worthing West

Worthing West Conservative

Peter Bottomley’s voting in Parliament

Peter Bottomley is a Conservative MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Peter Bottomley sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Peter Bottomley consistently voted against culling badgers to tackle bovine tuberculosis, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Peter Bottomley almost always voted for laws to promote equality and human rights, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Peter Bottomley sometimes rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Transpeople (Prisons) 20 Nov 2015

    Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker.
  • Transpeople (Prisons) 20 Nov 2015

    In my extensive experience here, Mr Speaker, I do not think there has ever been a convention that only the Secretary of State can speak for his or her Department, or for the Government. I think that some of the words used in that point of order were pejorative, given that part of the criticism we heard earlier was based on the fact that the Secretary of State had been speaking about the issue.
  • Junior Doctors Contract 20 Nov 2015

    It is quite clear that, “Changes to contracts must be best for patients, fair for doctors and sustainable for the NHS.” That, in effect, is what the Minister has been saying, but those words were said by Mark Porter of the BMA. If the problem is getting together to have discussions, may I suggest that instead of saying that the BMA should come to Ministers, Ministers announce that...

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Conservative MP for Worthing West

Entered the House of Commons on 26 June 1975 — unknown

Also represented Eltham; Greenwich Woolwich West


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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • House of Commons
  • Treasury
  • Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards
  • Krishna Maharaj
  • Pedestrian Protection
  • NHS: Ict
  • National Black Police Association/Superintendent Dizaei

Currently held offices

  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (since 28 Oct 2015)
  • Member, High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill (Commons) Committee (since 29 Apr 2014)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Draft Defamation Bill (Joint Committee) (24 Mar 2011 to 12 Oct 2011)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (26 Oct 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Constitutional Affairs Committee (28 Jan 2003 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (31 Jan 2002 to 5 May 2005)
  • Member, Unopposed Bills (Panel) (17 Oct 2001 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (25 Jun 1997 to 4 Mar 2002)
  • Member, Transport Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office) (4 Jul 1989 to 28 Jul 1990)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) (1 Jun 1986 to 1 Jun 1989)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Employment) (11 Sep 1984 to 23 Jan 1986)
  • Member, Overseas Development Committee (1 Nov 1978 to 4 Apr 1979)
  • Member, Violence in the Family Committee (8 Mar 1976 to 25 May 1977)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 27 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 4 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 81.82% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 41 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 103 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Peter Bottomley’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1458 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Nov 2015.

6. Land and property: (i) value over £100,000 (ii) rental income of over £10,000 a year
Flat in Worthing; (i) (Registered 04 June 2015)
Cottage in Waverley; (i) (Registered 04 June 2015)
House in Westminster; (i) (Registered 04 June 2015)
7. (ii) Other shareholdings, valued at more than £70,000
Streetbook Ltd; an internet community communications company. (Updated 4 June 2015)

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