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Conservative MP for North Somerset
- Also represented Woodspring
- Entered Parliament on 9 April 1992 — General election
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- Topics of interest
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Liam Fox voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately against more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted strongly against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Has never voted on automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Defence, Health, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, International Development, Treasury
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations, Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations, Armoured Fighting Vehicles, Armed Forces: Training, Armed Forces: Deployment
(based on written questions asked by Liam Fox and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Health and Social Care Bill Committee (3 out of 14)
- Business of the House: Autumn Statement (5 Dec 2013)
“I congratulate my right hon. Friend on helping us to get out of the debt and deficit horror that was left by the previous Labour Government. In particular, I commend his downward pressure on public expenditure, which is the only way to get us out of the debt interest that has been so crippling. Does he agree that the fact that we will spend more money next year servicing our debt than...”
- Regulation of Refractive Eye Surgery: New Clause 1 — Annual report by scrutiny group of reserve forces and cadets associations (20 Nov 2013)
“I am grateful to my hon. Friend for giving way. I had hoped to speak in the debate, but those of us who are serving on a Committee will not be able to do so. Before my hon. Friend moves on to new clause 2, may I make a point about new clause 1? The principle behind the change in the proportion of Reserves to Regulars was exactly right: it brought us into line with many more contemporary...”
- Petitions: Rural Fair Share Campaign (4 Nov 2013)
“I am handing in a petition in the same terms for 435 signatories from my constituency and another petition also in the same terms on behalf of 812 signatories from the constituency of Weston-super-Mare in pursuit of natural justice for the rural parts of this kingdom. The Petition of the residents of Weston-Super-Mare Constituency. [P001247] The Petition of the residents of North Somerset...”
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- Has spoken in 9 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 WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 61.84% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well 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") 944 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
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
Register last updated: 25 Nov 2013. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£17,293 (375th)||£20,746 (363rd)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£21,634||£13,250 (518th)||£20,333 (joint 3rd with 149 others)||£19,712 (joint 259th with 1 other)||£15,000 (joint 354th with 1 other)|
|Office running costs||£21,218 (162nd)||£19,651 (260th)||£20,440 (joint 292nd with 4 others)||£19,880||£17,437 (387th)||£18,710 (joint 339th with 1 other)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£15,436 (336th)|
|Staffing costs||£100,331 (151st)||£91,346 (141st)||£84,476 (joint 314th with 1 other)||£86,804||£59,880 (609th)||£71,773 (joint 85th with 44 others)||£69,212 (joint 77th with 28 others)||£50,509 (166th)|
|Communications Allowance||£3,189 (525th)||£9,283 (256th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£11,337 (158th)1||£9,452 (241st)2||£11,815 (141st)||£7,071||£10,284 (327th)||£12,395 (233rd)||£13,947 (177th)||£9,249 (257th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£0||£315 (joint 270th with 3 others)||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£49 (342nd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£2,471 (446th)||£363 (553rd)||£600 (joint 473rd with 3 others)||£797||£673 (419th)||£338 (joint 584th with 1 other)||£852 (406th)||£637 (joint 494th with 1 other)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,028 (560th)||£1,374 (525th)||£1,334||£1,739 (449th)||£1,532 (490th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,398 (71st)||£1,209 (joint 97th with 16 others)||£937||£1,839 (412th)||£1,839 (405th)||£1,821 (410th)||£1,821 (372nd)|
|Total||£155,838 (252nd)||£153,316 (211th)||£142,339 (232nd)||£138,457||£105,102 (587th)||£126,920 (173rd)||£123,778 (90th)||£92,652 (218th)|