Liam Fox

MP, North Somerset

North Somerset Conservative

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  • Voted moderately for reducing central government funding of local government Details
  • Voted moderately for increasing the rate of VAT Details
  • Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Details
  • Voted moderately for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Details
  • Voted strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Details
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Details

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Liam Fox

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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 (7 Dec 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (Foreign Affairs) (10 May 2005 to 7 Dec 2005)
  • Co-Chair, Conservative Party (10 Nov 2003 to 10 May 2005)
  • Without portfolio (10 Nov 2003 to 10 May 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Health (15 Jun 1999 to 10 Nov 2003)
  • Opposition Spokesperson (Constitutional Affairs, Scotland and Wales) (2 Jun 1998 to 15 Jun 1999)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (23 Jul 1996 to 1 May 1997)
  • The Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury (28 Nov 1995 to 23 Jul 1996)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (20 Jul 1994 to 28 Nov 1995)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 27 Oct 1994)

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  • Has spoken in 21 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 13 written questions in the last year — 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.
  • 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") 963 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

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.
18 July 2014, advance of £3,540 on publication of paperback. Hours: 20 hrs. (Registered 7 August 2014)
Payment from Specialist Speakers, The Old Factory Offices, 8 Hawley Road, Hinckley LE10 0PR (Updated 6 January 2015):
20 December 2014, received £8,400 (including VAT) for a speech at the annual partner’s conference of Amwal Alkhaleej, PO Box 59115 R1525, Arcade Centre, King Fahad Road, Ryadh, Saudi Arabia, on 1 December 2014 at the Abu Dhabi Hyatt Hotel. Amwal Alkahaleej also met the cost of my travel, accommodation, ground transport and historic area ticket; total value £4,092. Hours: 1 hr plus travel and preparation. (Registered 6 January 2015)
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)
1 October 2014, advance of £5,700 for paperback publication. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 2 October 2014)   
Payments from News UK and Ireland, 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF:
18 August 2014, received £300 for an article published on 28 August 2013. Hours: 1hr. (Registered 2 September 2014)
18 August 2014, received £500 for an article published on 2 December 2013. Hours: 1hr. (Registered 2 September 2014)
17 September 2014, received £270 from the Telegraph Media Group Limited, Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0DT, for an article published on 4 September 2014. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 14 October 2014) 
 
5 January 2015, received £328.27 from the Maxcel Company , 660 LBJ Freeway, Suite 109, Dallas TX 75240, for speaking at a Huckabee Group meeting on 18 November 2014. (Registered 15 January 2015)
10 March 2015, received £312.15 from Al Jazeera Media network, The Shard, 32 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9SG, for an article published on 20 February 2015. Hours: approx. 1 hr. (Registered 10 March 2015)
4 March 2015, received £500 from The Sunday Express, 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF, for an article published on 8 March 2015. Hours: approx. 1 hr. (Registered 10 March 2015)
1 March 2015, received £500 from the Sun, 1 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9GF, for an article published on 21 December 2014. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 24 March 2015)
27 March 15, received £1,000 from News UK Ltd News UK & Ireland Ltd, 1 London Bridge Street London SE1 9GF, for speaking at an event on 25 March 2015. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 27 March 2015)
4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by my party to the Electoral Commission:
Name of donor: David C Ord
Address of donor:  private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000
Donor status: individual
(Registered 16 December 2014)
Name of donor: Estate of Barry Walters
Former address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £6,359.95
Donor status: individual (legacy)
(Registered 8 January 2015)
(b) Support in the capacity as an MP:
(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)
(b) Name of donor: Ibrow Limited
(b) Address of donor: College House, St. Leonards Close, Bridgnorth, Shropshire. WV16 4EJ
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000
(b) Date of receipt: 5 August 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 8 August 2014
(b) Donor status: Company, registration 6244250
(b) (Registered 22 August 2014)
(b) Name of donor: Mick Davis
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(b) Date of receipt: 22 October 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 23 October 2014
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 23 October 2014)
(b) Name of donor:  Keltbray Group (Holdings) Ltd
(b) Address of donor:  St Andrew's House, Portsmouth Road, Esher KT10 9TA
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £20,000
(b) Date of receipt: 31 October 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 31 October 2014
(b) Donor status: company, registration 2810840
(b) (Registered 31 October 2014)
(b) Name of donor: Pietas Consulting Ltd
(b) Address of donor: 9 Great Chesterford Court, London Road, Great Chesterford CB10 1PF
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000
(b) Date of receipt: 30 January 2015
(b) Date of acceptance: 30 January 2015
(b) Donor status: company, registration 07976020
(b) (Registered 30 January 2015)
(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: 9 February 2015
(b) Date of acceptance: 9 February 2015
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 9 February 2015)
(b) Name of donor: Alexander Temerko
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(b) Date of receipt: 9 February 2015
(b) Date of acceptance: 10 February 2015
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 11 February 2015)
(b) Name of donor: Dr Rami Ranger
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(b) Date of receipt: 11 March 2015
(b) Date of acceptance: 11 March 2015
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 11 March 2015)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
I have accepted Honorary Membership for life of the Carlton Club.
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Slovak Atlantic Commission
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)
Name of donor: The European Azerbaijani Society
Address of donor: 15 Queen Anne's Gate, London SW1H 9BU
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights £2,320.40 and accommodation 1,259.54 for me and a member of staff; total £3,579.94
Destination of visit: Istanbul, Turkey
Date of visit: 1-4 February 2015
Purpose of visit: to attend the release of my book ‘Rising Tides’ translation into Turkish.
(Registered 4 February 2015)
Name of donor: AIPAC Group
Address of donor: 251 H Street NW Washington, DC 20001
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights and accommodation to an estimated value of £5,691.68
Destination of visit: Washington DC
Date of visit: 28 February to 3 March 2015
Purpose of visit: to attend and speak in AIPAC conference in Washington.
(Registered 5 March 2015)
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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