Nick Harvey

MP, North Devon

North Devon Liberal Democrat

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How Nick Harvey voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
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Nick Harvey occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Injuries 23 Jan 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average length of time taken by Veterans UK and its predecessors to deal with cases relating to (a) war disablement pensions and (b) compensation for injuries or illness incurred during service in the armed forces was in each year since 2010.
  • Opposition Day — [13th Allotted Day]: Trident Renewal 20 Jan 2015

    I feel I must correct the historical record. In the summer of 2010, a value-for-money study on the successor programme concluded that savings could be made by slipping the time scale slightly. This was not something the Liberal Democrats demanded, although it was something we welcomed. It had the happy consequence of moving maingate into the next Parliament, but it was not something we...
  • Opposition Day — [13th Allotted Day]: Trident Renewal 20 Jan 2015

    The decision to procure the existing Trident nuclear system was taken in 1980. My starting point is that the world has changed a very great deal since then. Back then, we were at the height of the cold war. We had a known nuclear adversary that had the capability to strike us and had stated its willingness, if provoked, to do so. We, in turn, felt that it was absolutely essential that we had...

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Liberal Democrat MP for North Devon

Entered House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Defence
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Health
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Armed Forces: Housing
  • Afghanistan
  • Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations
  • Golden Jubilee
  • Trident

Currently held offices

  • Member, Committee on Standards: Standards Review Sub-Committee
  • Member, Privileges Committee
  • Member, Standards Committee

Other offices held in the past

  • The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (13 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (4 Nov 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee For the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (27 Oct 2009 to 4 Nov 2009)
  • Shadow Defence Secretary (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Members Estimate Committee (4 Jun 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Members Estimates Committee (20 Mar 2007 to 4 Jun 2008)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, Defence (21 Mar 2006 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 26 Apr 2006)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)

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  • Has spoken in 19 debates in the last year — below 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 medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 65.71% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 10 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 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") 592 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jan 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from Global Partners (Governance) Ltd, Development House, 56-64 Leonard St, London EC2A 4LT:
4 March 2014, received £1,500 for speaking during a conference in Cairo. Global Partners also paid for my air travel and two nights in a hotel.  Hours: 21 hrs. (Registered 18 March 2014)
3 July 2014, received £2,125 for speaking during a conference in Cairo. Global Partners also paid for my air travel and three nights in a hotel.  Hours: 30 hrs. (Registered 4 July 2014)
23 October 2014, received £1,500 for speaking during a conference in Cairo. Global Partners also paid for my air travel and two nights in a hotel.  Hours: 22 hrs. (Registered 5 November 2014)
1 December 2014, received £2,125 for speaking during and chairing sessions of a conference in Jordan. Global Partners also paid for my air travel and three nights in a hotel.  Hours: 30 hrs. (Registered 10 December 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:
(a) Name of donor: Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust
(a) Address of donor: The Garden House, Water End, York YO30 6WQ
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 for my campaign funds
(a) Donor status: Trust and company; registration no 00357963
(a) (Registered 10 December 2014)
8. Land and Property
Residential property in London from which rental income is received.
11. Miscellaneous
Board director of Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust, a company which promotes democratic reform, civil liberties and social justice (unpaid). (Registered 4 July 2014)

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