Nick Harvey

North Devon Liberal Democrat

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How Nick Harvey voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
  • Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
  • Voted moderately for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
  • Voted moderately against university tuition feesDetails
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails

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Nick Harvey occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Parliamentary Standards 8 Apr 2014

    I serve on the Standards Committee and had not realised until the controversy of the last few days that the lay members did not have a vote. The reason for that is simply, as the Leader of the House has just said, that it is not the practice of the Committee to take votes. We talk about things at length—sometimes at inordinate length—to achieve a consensus and the lay members...
  • Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces: Young People 7 Apr 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when RAF enlistment papers and information given to prospective recruits will be updated to reflect the extended discharge as of right for recruits enlisting under the age of 18 years old, as introduced in the Armed Forces (Terms of Service) (Amendment) Regulations 2011.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Reserve Forces 17 Mar 2014

    May I urge the Minister, when considering the move of The Rifles from Truro to Barnstaple, to recognise that the Army Reserve centre in Barnstaple is the only opportunity for people to participate in the Army Reserve, covering an area from west Somerset down to North Cornwall? If we are to achieve the targets we set ourselves nationally for increasing the size of the reserves, it is very...

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Liberal Democrat MP for North Devon


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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

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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 27 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 20 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 67.19% 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 — above 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.
  • 94 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Nick Harvey’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 575 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
14 June 2013, received £1,700 from Raynard Research Ltd, 27a Hubert Grove, London, SW9 9PA for attending, and advising on monitoring, the Armenian electoral process during the 2013 Presidential Election. Raynard also paid for my air travel to and from Yerevan and four nights in a hotel. Hours: including travel: five days. (Registered 21 June 2013)
8 November 2013, received  £1,000 via Terrapin Communications, Bankton Cottage, Turners Hill Road, Crawley, RH10 4EY, from Inmarsat plc, 99 City Road, London EC1Y 1AX, for speaking at a dinner.   Hours: 10 hrs including preparation, travel and attendance. (Registered 12 November 2013)
13 December 2013, received £100 from Dods Parliamentary, 21 Dartmouth Street, London SW1H 9BP, for addressing a seminar. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 17 December 2013)
4 March 2014, received £1,500 from Global Partners (Governance) Ltd, Development House, 56-64 Leonard St, London EC2A 4LT, 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)
8. Land and Property
Residential property in London from which rental income is received.

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