Simon Hughes

MP, Bermondsey and Old Southwark

Bermondsey and Old Southwark Liberal Democrat

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How Simon Hughes voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
  • Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
  • Voted moderately 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 strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
  • Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails

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Simon Hughes occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Justice: Prisoners: Gender Recognition 22 Jul 2014

    There are no central records of the number of prisoners who have self-declared a transgender status.
  • Written Answers — Justice: Children: Maintenance 21 Jul 2014

    The payment of child maintenance and the operation of children arrangements are two separate issues which are both vitally important for separated parents. Children have a right to care and support and parents have a responsibility to provide it, regardless of whether they are separated. There is also great benefit to most children of continued contact with both parents, regardless of the...
  • Written Answers — Justice: Contact Orders 21 Jul 2014

    Contact centres are intended to be enabling and supportive environments for fathers and mothers, which have children as their focus. Beyond the limitations of opening times, their volunteer nature and the facilities available, there are no intrinsic limits on what a contact centre can offer. Courts may place limits on the type of contact through court orders in which case the contact centre...

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Liberal Democrat MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark

Entered House of Commons on 24 February 1983 — unknown

Also represented North Southwark and Bermondsey; Southwark and Bermondsey; Southwark Bermondsey

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Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Education and Skills
  • Treasury
  • Asylum Seekers
  • Probation Service
  • Criminal Offences
  • Prisons
  • Police

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (5 Nov 2012 to 27 Jan 2014)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (26 Oct 2010 to 25 Feb 2014)
  • Deputy Leader, Liberal Democrats (9 Jun 2010 to 29 Jan 2014)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (8 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (20 Aug 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • Party President, Cross-Portfolio and Non-Portfolio Responsibilities (27 Jul 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Party President, Cross-Portfolio and Non-Portfoloio Responsibilities (20 Jul 2007 to 27 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (6 Jul 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Shadow Leader of the House of Commons and Party President, Cabinet Office (4 Jul 2007 to 5 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Justice & Shadow Attorney General, Ministry of Justice (17 May 2007 to 4 Jul 2007)
  • Member, Conventions (Joint Committee) (13 Jun 2006 to 23 May 2008)
  • Party President, Cross-Portfolio and Non-Portfolio Responsibilities (21 Mar 2006 to 6 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs & Shadow Attorney General, Constitutional Affairs (21 Mar 2006 to 17 May 2007)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister & Party President, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (1 Jun 2005 to 19 Oct 2005)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 56 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 12 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 80.15% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 32 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well 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.
  • 204 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Simon Hughes’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 3458 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

4. Sponsorships
(a)Donations to the constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by the party to the Electoral Commission:
Name of donor: Ministry of Sound Holdings Ltd
Address of donor: 103 Gaunt Street, London SE1 6DP
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000
Donor status: company
(Registered 19 June 2013)
Name of donor: Bronzewood Construction Ltd
Address of donor: Fairman Law House, Park Terrace, Worcester Park, Surrey KT4 7JZ
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
Donor status: company
(Registered 19 June 2013)
Name of donor: Roger Lynch
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000
Donor status: individual
(Registered 26 June 2013)
Name of donor: Westminster Waste Ltd
Address of donor: 36-40 Verney Road, London SE16 3DH
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
Donor status: company
(Registered 26 June 2013)
Name of donor: Ministry of Sound Holdings Ltd
Address of donor: 103 Gaunt Street, London SE1 6DP
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
Donor status: company
(Registered 17 July 2013)
Name of donor: Dinesh Mehta
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,500
Donor status: individual
(Registered 17 July 2013)
Name of donor: Claire Humphries
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
Donor status: individual
(Registered 17 July 2013)
Name of donor: London Duck Tours
Address of donor: 55 York Road, London SE1 7NJ
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,950
Donor status: company
(Registered 19 August 2013)
Name of donor: Ministry of Sound Holdings Ltd
Address of donor: 103 Gaunt Street, London SE1 6DP
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
Donor status: company
(Registered 30 October 2013)
Name of donor: Ministry of Sound Holdings Ltd
Address of donor: 103 Gaunt Street, London SE1 6DP
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000
Donor status: company
(Registered 30 October 2013)
Name of donor: Ministry of Sound Holdings Ltd
Address of donor: 103 Gaunt Street, London SE1 6DP
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £40,000 in eight monthly payments from October 2013 to May 2014
Donor status: company
(Registered 6 November 2013)
The following six donations are late entries to which the rectification procedure was applied on 7 November 2013. Paragraph 108 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
Name of donor: IPA Consulting Ltd
Address of donor: 60 Ingress Park Ave, Ingress Park, Greenhithe DA9 9FR
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
Donor status: company
(Registered 7 November 2013 )
Name of donor: IPA Consulting Ltd
Address of donor: 60 Ingress Park Ave, Ingress Park, Greenhithe DA9 9FR
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £11,000
Donor status: company
(Registered 7 November 2013)
Name of donor: IPA Consulting Ltd
Address of donor: 60 Ingress Park Ave, Ingress Park, Greenhithe DA9 9FR
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £6,000
Donor status: company
(Registered 7 November 2013)
Name of donor: IPA Consulting Ltd
Address of donor: 60 Ingress Park Ave, Ingress Park, Greenhithe DA9 9FR
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
Donor status: company
(Registered 7 November 2013)
Name of donor: City Cruises Ltd
Address of donor: Cherry Garden Pier, Cherry Garden Street, Rotherhithe, London, SE16 4TU
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,300
Donor status: company
(Registered 7 November 2013)
Name of donor: Southwark Metals Ltd
Address of donor: 40-64 Sandgate Street, Peckham, London SE15 1LE
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
Donor status: company
(Registered 7 November 2013)
 
Name of donor: Theo Paphitis
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000
Donor status: individual
(Registered 13 November 2013)
Name of donor: Mr Sudhir Choudhrie
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £60,000
Donor status: individual
(Registered 14 November 2013; updated 9 December 2013)
Name of donor: Ministry of Sound Group Ltd
Address of donor: 103 Gaunt Street, London SE1 6DP
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,052.10
Donor status: company
(Registered 20 December 2013)
Name of donor: John and Yumi Ross
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £200 a month from May 2013 to the end of 2014; £4,000 in total
Donor status: individuals
(Registered 16 January 2014)
Name of donor: The Hume House and Ed Bonner Company Ltd
Address of donor: 8 Gilkes Crescent, London SE21 7BS
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
Donor status: company
(Registered 4 April 2014)
Name of donor: Sofra Mayfair LLP
Address of donor: 36 Tavistock Street, London WC2E 7PB
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,550
Donor status: limited liability partnership
(Registered 9 May 2014)
Name of donor: Sunstar Group Limited
Address of donor: c/o Danmirr Consultants, 170 Church Road, Mitcham CR4 3BW
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,100
Donor status: company, registration 02506998
(Registered 30 May 2014)
(b) Support in the capacity as an MP:
(b) Name of donor: CARE
(b) Address of donor: 53 Romney St, London SW1P 3RF
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: four days a week externally funded support from 30 September 2013 to July 2014 provided by an individual who receives a £7,150 bursary from the Educational Leadership Programme at the Christian charity CARE.
(b) Date of receipt: 30 September 2013
(b) Date of acceptance: 30 September 2013
(b) Donor status: company, registration no 3481417
(b) (Registered 6 November 2013)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Name of donor: Telecity Group
Address of donor : Masters House, 107 Hammersmith Rd, London W14 0QH
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Hospitality at ATP world Tour tennis event in London for my staff, guests and me (15 people in total), valued at £1,125
Date of receipt of donation: 7 November 2013
Date of acceptance of donation: 7 November 2013
Donor status: company, no 00153088
(Registered 5 December 2013)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Democratic Alliance
Address of donor: 2nd Floor, Theba Hosken House, CNR Hill and Breda St, Gardens, Cape Town
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Accommodation with a value of £383 and internal flights with a value of £213.84; £596.84 in total. The remainder of the visit to southern Africa was funded by non-registrable sources.
Destination of visit: South Africa
Date of visit: 5-8 August 2013
Purpose of visit: work and meetings with the Democratic Alliance, sister party of Liberal Democrats in South Africa
(Registered 13 September 2013; updated 8 October 2013)
Name of donor: Engi; social venture working on conflict management
Address of donor: 4 Haydon Dell, Bushey, WD23 1DD
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, value £636.90 and accommodation, value £115.70; total £752.60
Destination of visit: Malta
Date of visit: 19-20 September 2013
Purpose of visit: speaking and leading sessions at international conference in support of Cyprus peace process
(Registered 14 October 2013)
Address of donor: (1) PO Box 57769, London NW11 1GF (2) c/o Israeli Embassy, 2 Palace Green, London W8 4QB
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) Accommodation, flights and subsistence with a value of £1,650; (2) flight with a value of £450;
Destination of visit: Israel and Palestine
Date of visit: 27 September 2013 to 2 October 2013
Purpose of visit: to meet politicians, academics, journalists, officials and other opinion formers in Israel and Palestine about the peace process and other matters.
(Registered 30 October 2013)
8. Land and Property
Part interest in family home in Wales.
Semi-detached house in Hereford from which rental income is derived. (Updated 6 November 2013)
Beneficial interest in residential property in Gibraltar. (Registered 14 February 2014)

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