Liam Fox

The Secretary of State for Defence

North Somerset Conservative

Liam Fox’s voting in Parliament

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Conservative MP for North Somerset

Entered the 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: Deployment
  • Armed Forces: Training

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)
  • Without portfolio (10 Nov 2003 to 10 May 2005)
  • Co-Chair, Conservative Party (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)
  • Government Whip (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 34 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 24 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.
  • Has voted in 78.65% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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") 983 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Dec 2015.

1. Employment and earnings
Contract with Quercus Editions Limited for writing a book. Address: Quercus Editions Limited, 55 Baker Street, 7th Floor, South Block, London, W1U 8EW.
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 06 January 2015)
Payments from News UK and Ireland, 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF:
3 June 2015, received £1,000 from News Corps for attendance at an event on 25 March 2015. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 08 June 2015)
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)
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)
Payments from the Sun, 1 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9GF, for articles:
1 March 2015, received £500 from the Sun for an article published on 21 December 2014. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 24 March 2015)
31 April 2015, received £750 for an article published in the Sun on Sunday on 31 April 2015. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 11 June 2015)
10 August 2015, received £1,000 from Edelman Southside, 105 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6QT for speaking at breakfast panel. Hours: approx. 2 hrs including travel. Fee paid directly to charity. (Registered 10 August 2015)
28 October 2015, received £250 from The Sunday Times, 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF, for an article published on 18 October 2015. Hours: approx. 1 hr. (Registered 28 October 2015)
18 November 2015, received £4,344.91 in royalties for translation of a book I wrote. The payer was the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR), P.O. Box 4567, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 26 November 2015)
Expected payment of £1,000 from Tulchan Communications LLP, 85 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1AE, for speaking at an event on 14 December 2015. Hours: 1 hr 15 mins. Fee to be paid direct to charity. (Registered 14 December 2015)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
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 08 January 2015)
Name of donor: Mr Kenneth J Edis
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 27 May 2015)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Pietas Consulting Ltd
Address of donor: 9 Great Chesterford Court, London Road, Great Chesterford CB10 1PF

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Date of receipt: 30 January 2015

Date of acceptance: 30 January 2015

Donor status: company, registration 07976020

(Registered 30 January 2015)
Name of donor: Michael Lewis
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Date of receipt: 9 February 2015

Date of acceptance: 9 February 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 09 February 2015)
Name of donor: Alexander Temerko
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Date of receipt: 9 February 2015

Date of acceptance: 10 February 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 11 February 2015)
Name of donor: Dr Rami Ranger
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Date of receipt: 11 March 2015

Date of acceptance: 11 March 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 11 March 2015)
Name of donor: Keltbray Group (Holdings) Ltd
Address of donor: St Andrew's House, Portsmouth Road, Esher KT10 9TA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £20,000

Date received: 30 June 2015

Date accepted: 1 July 2015

Donor status: company, registration 2810840

(Registered 02 July 2015)
Name of donor: Gusbourne PLC
Address of donor: 7 Cowley Street, London SW1P 3NB

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Date of receipt: 7 July 2015

Date of acceptance: 8 July 2015

Donor status: company, registration 08225727

(Registered 8 July 2015; updated 18 August 2015)
Name of donor: Lord Leigh of Hurley
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £ 2,500

Date of receipt: 3 August 2015

Date of acceptance: 10 August 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 August 2015)
Name of donor: Gusbourne plc
Address of donor: 7 Cowley Street, London SW1P 3NB

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Date of receipt: 17 November 2015

Date of acceptance: 18 November 2015

Donor status: company, registration 08225727

(Registered 18 November 2015)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
I have accepted Honorary Membership for life of the Carlton Club.
4. Visits outside the UK
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 04 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 05 March 2015)
Name of donor: NATO Special Operations School
Address of donor: Chièvres Air Base, Chaussee de Mons 50, 7940 Brugelette-Chievres, Belgium

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): hotels £126.05, Eurostar £219, taxis: £163.78; total: £508.83 (costs reimbursed by donor)

Destination of visit: Belgium

Date of visit: 11-13 June 2015

Purpose of visit: to attend a conference on "The Future Shape of European Security: NATO or the EU".

(Registered 25 June 2015)
Name of donor: Foundation Institute for Eastern Studies
Address of donor: Foundation Institute for Eastern Studies Solec 85 Str. 00-382 Warsaw

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): reimbursement of £1,096.45 for travel, received on 25 September 2015

Destination of visit: Krynica, Poland

Date of visit: 8 – 10 September 2015

Purpose of visit: to attend security conference.

(Registered 08 October 2015)
Name of donor: KNC Consulting
Address of donor: Villa Carina Via Muntada 32 Banco, Switzerland

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Accommodation with a value of £368.80 and reimbursement of £303.91 for travel costs; total value of £672.71

Destination of visit: Lugano, Switzerland

Date of visit: 30 September – 2 October 2015

Purpose of visit: To attend cyber security conference.

(Registered 08 October 2015)
Name of donor: Richardson Capital LLP
Address of donor: Birchfield Lane, Oldbury, West Midlands, B69 1DT

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights valued at £381.19 and accommodation valued at £999; £1,380.19 in total

Destination of visit: Queen Elizabeth 2 ship docked in Amsterdam

Date of visit: 1-4 October 2015

Purpose of visit: To give speeches for a conference on the Queen Elizabeth 2

(Registered 27 October 2015)
Name of donor: Baltic-Russia Youth Forum 2015
Address of donor: Valge 13, Tallinn 11415, Eesti

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): accommodation and flights for myself and an intern; £461.42

Destination of visit: Talinn, Estonia

Date of visit: 3-4 November 2015

Purpose of visit: To attend the conference.

(Registered 11 November 2015)
Name of donor: National Australia Bank
Address of donor: 255 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Flights and accommodation for both MP and Chief of Staff, value £8,894.23 Destination of visit: Sydney/Melbourne, Australia

Date of visit: 6 – 14 November 2015

Purpose of visit: To speak at a conference hosted by the donor.

(Registered 16 November 2015)
Name of donor: EDAM Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies
Address of donor: Hare Sok. K8 No:16 Akatlar 34335, İstanbul, Turkey

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Flights and accommodation, value £638.17

Destination of visit: Bodrum, Turkey

Date of visit: 9 -11 October 2015

Purpose of visit: To speak at a conference hosted by the donor.

(Registered 17 November 2015)
Name of donor: National Australia Bank
Address of donor: 255 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia.

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Flights and accommodation for both MP and Chief of Staff, to a value of £8,894.23

Destination of visit: Sydney/Melbourne Australia

Date of visit: 6-14 November 2015

Purpose of visit: To speak at a conference hosted by the donor.

(Registered 30 November 2015)
6. Land and property: (i) value over £100,000 (ii) rental income of over £10,000 a year
Residential property in London SE1: (i) and (ii) (Registered 20 October 2011)

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