Liam Fox

MP, North Somerset

North Somerset Conservative

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How Liam Fox voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
  • Voted strongly for fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
  • Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
  • Voted strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
  • Voted strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails

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Liam Fox occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Ukraine (Flight MH17) and Gaza 21 Jul 2014

    The crisis in Ukraine not only exposes the brutality and malign intent of the Putin regime but is a test of the west’s moral fibre, following our inadequate response to the Estonian cyber-attack, Ukrainian gas being cut off, the invasion of Georgia and, most recently, our unwillingness to deal with the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Germany, France and Italy are responsible for 90%...
  • Written Answers — Home Department: Marriage of Convenience 21 Jul 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to implement the recommendations of the Independent Chief Inspector's report on the Rights of European Citizens and their Spouses to Come to the UK, published on 19 June 2014, on sham marriages among non-EEA nationals in order to gain UK residency.
  • Written Answers — Health: Health Services: EU Nationals 7 Jul 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people from (a) Spain, (b) Portugal and (c) Italy have used the NHS in each of the last five years.

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Conservative MP for North Somerset

Entered House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

Also represented Woodspring


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Topics of interest

  • Defence
  • Health
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • International Development
  • Treasury
  • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations
  • Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations
  • Armoured Fighting Vehicles
  • Armed Forces: Training
  • Armed Forces: Deployment

Other offices held in the past

  • The Secretary of State for Defence (12 May 2010 to 14 Oct 2011)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, Defence (16 Dec 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Foreign Secretary, Foreign Affairs (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
  • Co-Chairman of the Party, Conservative Party (10 May 2004 to 20 May 2005)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 15 written questions in the last year — 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 63.95% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 14 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above 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.
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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: 2 Jun 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Contract with Quercus Editions Limited for writing a book. Address: Quercus Editions Limited, 55 Baker Street, 7th Floor, South Block, London, W1U 8EW.
24 July 2013, advance of £6,150 on delivery and acceptance of manuscript. Hours: 300 hrs between February and July 2013. (Registered 5 September 2013)
17 September 2013, advance of £6,150 on publication of hardback. Hours: 250 hours between July and September 2013. (Registered 17 September 2013)
1 October 2013, received payment of £1,476 from the Mail on Sunday, Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT, for article published on 8 September 2013. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 4 October 2013)
Payment from Specialist Speakers, 18 Waxwell Lane, Harrow, London, HA5 3EN, UK
20 December 2013, received £3,000 for speech for Asbestos The Truth(at Hilton Deansgate Hotel, 303Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4LQ)  hosted by  Lucion Environmental Ltd, Unit 7 Halifax Court, Dunston, Gateshead, NE11 9JT on  27 November 2013. Hours: 10 hrs. (Registered 6 January 2014)
Payment from The University of Buckingham, Hunter Street, Buckingham, MK18 1EG
17 February 2014, received £1,000 for speech on 28 January 2014. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 26 February 2014)
Contract with The European Azerbaijan Society for translation rights of my book. Address: 15 Queen Anne's Gate, London, SW1H 9BU:
28th April 2014, advance of £5,700 on signature of contract. Hours: no hours as yet. (Registered 19 May 2014)
4. Sponsorships
(b) Support in the capacity as an MP:
(b) Name of donor: RAB Capital Limited
(b) Address of donor: 1 Adam Street, London, WC2N 6LE
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000
(b) Date of receipt of donation:  9 July 2013
(b) Date of acceptance of donation: 10 July 2013
(b) Donor status: Company, registration number 3694213
(b) (Registered 10 July 2013)
(b) Name of donor:  Time Partners Limited
(b) Address of donor:  2nd Floor, 69-85 Tabernacle Street, London, EC2A 4RR
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
(b) Date of receipt:  1 November 2013
(b) Date of acceptance: 11 November 2013
(b) Donor status: Company, number 08364643
(b) (Registered 11 November 2013)
(b) Name of donor:  Keltbray Group (Holdings) Ltd
(b) Address of donor:  St Andrew's House, Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9TA
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £20,000
(b) Date of receipt:  13 November 2013
(b) Date of acceptance: 13 November 2013
(b) Donor status: company, registration no. 2810840
(b) (Registered 3 December 2013)
(b) Name of donor: Michael Lewis
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000
(b) Date of receipt: 17 March 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 17 March 2014
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 18 March 2014)
(b) Name of donor: Mr Mick Davis
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £7,000
(b) Date of receipt: 20 March 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 21 March 2014
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 20 March 2014)
(b) Name of donor:  Midland Chilled Foods Ltd
(b) Address of donor:  75DStation Rd, Barton-under-Needwood, Burton on Trent, DE13 8DS Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000
(b) Date of receipt:  28 March 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 1 April 2014
(b) Donor status: Company, No. 01104045
(b) (Registered 1 April 2014)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
I have accepted Honorary Membership for life of the Carlton Club.
Name of donor: British-Turkish Tatlidil
Address of donor: 48 Desning Hall Cottages, Higham, IP28 6PB
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value):  return flights, accommodation, transport and food with a value of £1,158.54
Date of receipt of donation: 1-3 November 2013
Date of acceptance of donation: 1-3 November 2013
Donor status: unincorporated association.
(Registered 11 November 2013)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Ministry of Defence of Estonia
Address of donor: Sakala 1, Tallinn, 15094, Estonia

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation, ground transportation and meals with a value of approx £2,378

Destination of visit: Tallinn, Estonia

Date of visit: 24-27 June 2013

Purpose of visit: To deliver keynote speech at annual NATO Legal Conference June 24-28; meetings at Estonian MOD
(Registered 9 July 2013)
Name of donor: Dukehill Services Ltd
Address of donor: 100 Dudley Road East, Oldbury, West Midlands, B69 3DZ
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £1,400 approx for two people
Destination of visit: Journey from Southampton to Zeebrugge
Date of visit: 16-18 June 2013
Purpose of visit: To attend the Queen Elizabeth Business Weekend - a conference on board the Queen Elizabeth. My wife also joined me on the trip.
(Registered 9 July 2013)
Address of donor: 45b Westbourne Terrace, London W2 3UR
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Ground travel, accommodation and some meals for myself and a staff member, plus return flights to Israel for myself; total value £2,634
Destination of visit: Israel
Date of visit: 29-31 July 2013
Purpose of visit: various meetings in Israel
(Registered 6 August 2013)
Address of donor: 301 1st Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Flights, accommodation, food, ground transportation and historic area ticket, to a total value of £2,665.93
Destination of visit: Williamsburg, United States, VA 23185
Date of visit: 16-18 March 2014
Purpose of visit: to take part in the Williamsburg-CSIS Forum in association with the CSIS Europe Program and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
(Registered 18 March 2014)
Address of donor: Klariská 328/14, 811 03 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £850, including flights, accommodation, ground transportation and meals
Destination of visit: Bratislava, Slovakia
Date of visit: 14-15 May 2014
Purpose of visit:  Speaking on one of the main panels of the 2014 GLOBSEC (Bratislava Global Security Forum) conference.
(Registered 22 May 2014)
8. Land and Property
Residential property in London SE1 from which rental income is received (from 25 September 2011). (Registered 20 October 2011)

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