Simon Burns

MP, Chelmsford

Chelmsford Conservative

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How Simon Burns voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted moderately against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
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Simon Burns hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Bill Presented: Backbench Business — Christmas Adjournment 18 Dec 2014

    I assume from his generous comment that the hon. Gentleman will accept that I was talking in the context of England, and that my figures were therefore correct.
  • Bill Presented: Backbench Business — Christmas Adjournment 18 Dec 2014

    My hon. Friend is being somewhat modest, because he omits to mention the tremendous work he has done for the hospital ever since he became a candidate. We should also mention the work of our hon. Friend the Member for Stone (Sir William Cash).
  • Bill Presented: Backbench Business — Christmas Adjournment 18 Dec 2014

    I am grateful to have the opportunity to raise an issue of great importance to my constituents: the rail service between Chelmsford and Liverpool Street. We have a problem with the railway because, by the historic nature of its original build, it is only one track up the line and one track down, and it is impossible to expand it to two tracks because of where the track was positioned in the...

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Conservative MP for Chelmsford

Entered House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election

Also represented West Chelmsford

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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Work and Pensions
  • Transport
  • Correspondence
  • Members: Correspondence
  • Parliamentary Questions
  • Special Advisers
  • Ministerial Travel

Other offices held in the past

  • The Minister of State, Department for Transport (6 Sep 2012 to 4 Oct 2013)
  • The Minister of State, Department of Health (13 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Member, Administration Committee (16 Nov 2006 to 31 Mar 2009)
  • Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (20 Dec 2005 to 27 Nov 2008)
  • Whip, Whips (16 Dec 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister, Health (6 Jul 2004 to 16 Dec 2005)
  • Member, Health Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Shadow Minister, Public Services, Health & Education (10 May 2004 to 6 Jul 2004)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 55 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 97 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 79.66% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 10 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 949 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Dec 2014.

6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Government of Taiwan
Address of donor: Taipei Representative Office, 50 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0EB
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation and hospitality at an approximate value of £3,640
Destination of visit: Taiwan
Date of visit: 20-26 October 2014
Purpose of visit: to learn more about High Speed Rail and relations between Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China.
(Registered 29 October 2014)

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