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 replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted moderately for reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted moderately for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
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Liam Fox occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House: ISIL: Iraq and Syria 16 Oct 2014

    I completely agree with my right hon. Friend that ISIS cannot be defeated by air power alone, and that success on the ground will be required. Frankly, if we cannot get the Sunni tribes in Anbar province to take up arms against ISIS, this is simply not going to happen. What are our Sunni Arab partners in the coalition doing to try to bring those tribes into this situation so that they can...
  • Business of the House: Scotland within the UK 13 Oct 2014

    Does the Secretary of State accept that throughout the House many believe that further devolution to Scotland can occur only if there is a rebalancing of the entire constitutional settlement, with English votes on English issues? Does he agree that those who say that that would create two classes of MP are being disingenuous? The House has had an imbalance since devolution; many Members have...
  • Business of the House: Iraq: Coalition Against ISIL 26 Sep 2014

    The threats that ISIL poses are very clear. The humanitarian outrages that it has already perpetrated have been on our television screens and in our newspapers. ISIL threatens the destabilisation of the region and an all-out religious war. It will be a global exporter of jihad if we allow it to be. Therefore, the question of whether to act or not is a relatively simple one. However, in...

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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 16 debates in the last year — 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 64.02% 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") 958 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 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.
18 July 2014, advance of £3,540 on publication of paperback. Hours: 20 hrs. (Registered 7 August 2014)
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)
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)
4. Sponsorships
(b) Support in the capacity as an MP:
(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)
(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 number 6244250
(b) (Registered 22 August 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
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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