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 against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted moderately for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted moderately for increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted moderately for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
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Liam Fox occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Bill Presented — Corporation Tax (Northern Ireland) Bill: Gibraltar 8 Jan 2015

    There is another way in which the prosperity of Gibraltar could be further enhanced, and that is if our NATO allies were to use the naval facilities in Gibraltar to an even greater extent. As I pointed out, the United States is one of the few allies that does this, largely because if any other ally even thinks about it inside NATO it comes under huge pressure from Spain, even intimidation and...
  • Bill Presented — Corporation Tax (Northern Ireland) Bill: Gibraltar 8 Jan 2015

    May I begin by congratulating the Committee on producing such an excellent and well thought-out report and, perhaps more importantly, the people and the Government of Gibraltar on creating an undoubted international success story? Anyone who has visited Gibraltar in recent times will have seen that it has a vibrant, booming economy, not least because of the low-tax regime the Government...
  • Bill Presented — Corporation Tax (Northern Ireland) Bill: Gibraltar 8 Jan 2015

    I am extremely grateful to my hon. Friend for his intervention. Luke Coffey is not only a mutual friend of ours; he was also a special adviser in the Ministry of Defence. His work at the Heritage Foundation has been instrumental in pushing understanding of the wider issues on Capitol hill. The hon. Member for Ilford South mentioned the resolution in Congress. I shall tell the House exactly...

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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 21 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 14 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 63.69% 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") 962 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jan 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 2013, received £3,000 for speech for Asbestos The Truth (at Hilton Deansgate Hotel, 303 Deansgate, 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)
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)
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)
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)  
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)
(b) Support in the capacity as an MP:
(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)
(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)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
I have accepted Honorary Membership for life of the Carlton Club.
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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