Simon Burns

MP, Chelmsford

Chelmsford Conservative

A selection of Simon Burns's votes

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  • Voted moderately for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Details
  • Voted moderately against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Details
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Details
  • Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Details
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Details
  • Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Details

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Simon Burns never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House: Network Rail 25 Jun 2015

    Does my right hon. Friend accept that my constituents are fed up to the back teeth with points and signalling failures that, through the failings of Network Rail, have too often disrupted their services, and that it is the same with the electrification and upgrading of the track? They will warmly welcome my right hon. Friend’s initiative to seek improvements, and to pin Network Rail...
  • Opposition Day: 3rd Alloted day — A&E Services 24 Jun 2015

    I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for giving way, particularly as he has just responded to the intervention by the hon. Member for Bridgend (Mrs Moon), who is from Wales. Does he accept that in every financial year since 2010 the NHS in England has had a real-terms increase in funding, albeit a modest one, but that there has been a cut of 8% by the Labour Government in Wales and the...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: High Speed 2 11 Jun 2015

    Does my right hon. Friend accept that progress on the preparations for the construction of HS2 have been delayed because of the antiquated Victorian processes to get permissions to build a major project of this nature? What are the Government’s proposals to modernise and improve the procedures?

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Conservative MP for Chelmsford

Entered the 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 (6 Nov 2006 to 30 Mar 2009)
  • Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (19 Dec 2005 to 9 May 2006)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (10 Dec 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Health) (1 Jan 2001 to 10 Dec 2005)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (7 Nov 2000 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Health Committee (5 Jul 1999 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government) (1 Jan 1998 to 1 Jan 1999)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills) (1 Jan 1997 to 1 Jan 1998)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health) (23 Jul 1996 to 2 May 1997)
  • The Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury (8 Jul 1995 to 23 Jul 1996)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (20 Jul 1994 to 7 Jul 1995)

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  • Has spoken in 35 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 42 written questions in the last year — 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 100.00% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 12 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 963 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

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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