John Butterfill

Former MP, Bournemouth West

Bournemouth West Conservative

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How John Butterfill voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted moderately for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted very strongly against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted strongly against university tuition fees Source
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John Butterfill occasionally rebelled against their party in their last parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Transport: Bus Services 8 Apr 2010

    To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when he plans to regulate audio-visual information systems on local bus services, as set out in the Public Service Vehicles Accessibility Regulations 2000.
  • Major Capital Contracts (Skills Training Requirements): Clause 41 — Allowances claims 2 Mar 2010

    I am pleased to say that the legal advisers to the trustees have confirmed that that is an appropriate interpretation of the legislation. We will therefore not press the amendment to a vote, and the same applies to amendment 80 as amended by amendments (a) and (b). We tabled amendments (a) to Government amendment 76 because although in the case of a new scheme all the accrued rights will be...
  • Major Capital Contracts (Skills Training Requirements): Clause 41 — Allowances claims 2 Mar 2010

    The trustees are extremely grateful to the Justice Secretary, who has worked with us tirelessly of late to try to reach agreement on these extremely complex matters. It is important that we do not miss any issues, and that everything is properly understood. The trustees-and, ultimately, pensioners-will face unwelcome and unfair unintended consequences unless we get this right. The trustees...

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Former Conservative MP for Bournemouth West

Entered House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election


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Topics of interest

  • Treasury
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Work and Pensions
  • Trade and Industry
  • Summer Works Programme
  • Equitable Life
  • Banks: Guernsey
  • Age Exemption Forms
  • NHS: Finance

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Chairmen's Panel Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Unopposed Bills (Panel) Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Chairmen's Panel Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Court of Referees Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Unopposed Bills (Panel) Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)

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  • Has spoken in 7 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 58.54% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 4 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 54 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 401 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Partner, Butterfill Associates (financial, corporate and real estate consultants). Address: private.
Payments for completing ComRes Parliamentary Panel Surveys. ComRes address: 4 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA:
Payment of £50 made to Butterfill Associates. Hours: 15mins. (Registered 21 July 2009)
Payment of £75 made to Butterfill Associates. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 24 August 2009)
Payment of £75 made to Butterfill Associates. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 1 December 2009)
Payment of £75 made to Butterfill Associates. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 12 January 2010)
Payment of £75 made to Butterfill Associates. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 9 April 2010)
Research interview with Opinion Leader Research. Donation of £30 given to charity. Hours: 10 mins. (Registered 13 October 2009)
Payments for research interviews and surveys for Populus Ltd, Northburgh House, 10 Northburgh Street, London EC1V OAT:
Donation of £50 given to charity relating to research interview. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 13 October 2009)
Donation of £50 to charity relating to Parliament Panel Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 12 January 2010)
Research interview with BPRI Political Opinion Panel. Payment of £75 made to Butterfill Associates. (Registered 13 October 2009)
Survey completed for Opinion Research International, Angel Corner House, 1 Islington High St., London, N1 9AH. Payment of £150 made to Butterfill Associates. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 10 November 2009)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Faroese Government
Address of donor: Representation of the Faroes to London, 55 Sloane Street, London SW1X 9SR.
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): all costs of the visit £900
Destination of visit: Faroe Islands
Date of visit:17 - 20 August 2009
Purpose of visit: as a member of the All-Party Faroe Islands Group, I travelled to the Islands to meet with Faroese parliamentarians and government bodies.
(Registered 14 September 2009)
11. Miscellaneous and unremunerated interests
Director and shareholder of Gold Ísland Ltd which holds minerals exploration licences in Iceland (currently unremunerated).
Consultant to Curchod and Co. (Chartered Surveyors) (currently unremunerated) (non-parliamentary).

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