Liam Fox

MP, North Somerset

North Somerset Conservative

Liam Fox’s voting in Parliament

Liam Fox is a Conservative MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

This is a selection of Liam Fox’s votes.

  • Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Generally voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Almost always voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Almost always voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Generally voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Show votes

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Liam Fox occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department of Health: Fibromyalgia 21 Jul 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to provide funding for projects and research on aetiology and the treatment of Fibromyalgia.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Iran: Nuclear Deal 15 Jul 2015

    My right hon. Friend is right that if Iran gives up its nuclear ambitions it is a huge move forward in regional and global security, but if we are to have confidence in verification it must be unfettered and unrestricted. Can my right hon. Friend guarantee to the House that under this agreement Iran can be forced to grant access to any site that is designated, and how quickly would Iran be...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Severn Estuary: Contamination 13 Jul 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the likelihood of a major contamination of the Severn Estuary downhill of the Radcliffe Bay Petroleum Storage Depot in North Somerset.

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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: 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)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 25 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 7 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 92.45% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above 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.
  • 140 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Liam Fox’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 975 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Aug 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)
Contract with The European Azerbaijan Society for translation rights of my book. Address: 15 Queen Anne's Gate, London, SW1H 9BU:
1 October 2014, advance of £5,700 for paperback publication. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 02 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 02 September 2014)
18 August 2014, received £500 for an article published on 2 December 2013. Hours: 1hr. (Registered 02 September 2014)
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)
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)
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)
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: Ibrow Limited
Address of donor: College House, St. Leonards Close, Bridgnorth, Shropshire. WV16 4EJ

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

Date of receipt: 5 August 2014

Date of acceptance: 8 August 2014

Donor status: Company, registration 6244250

(Registered 22 August 2014)
Name of donor: Mick Davis
Address of donor: private

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

Date of receipt: 22 October 2014

Date of acceptance: 23 October 2014

Donor status: individual

(Registered 23 October 2014)
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 of receipt: 31 October 2014

Date of acceptance: 31 October 2014

Donor status: company, registration 2810840

(Registered 31 October 2014)
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: Lord Michael Ashcroft
Address of donor: private

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: individual

(Registered 08 July 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)
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)
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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