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 against university tuition fees Source
  • Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted moderately for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
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Simon Hughes occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Freedom of Information Act 16 Dec 2014

    The coalition Government are committed to increasing the accountability of private companies that deliver public services, including through freedom of information. As the Justice Committee recommended during its post-legislative scrutiny of the Freedom of Information Act, the best way in which to achieve that is to include transparency provisions in contracts. I am working to ensure that a...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Freedom of Information Act 16 Dec 2014

    I am at one with my hon. Friend. Contracts between the Government, Government agencies or local councils and the private sector for the delivery of services on behalf of the public ought to meet at least the same standard of transparency as the Freedom of Information Act applies to contracts with public sector organisations. That is what the guidance and the new rules will say. Companies...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Freedom of Information Act 16 Dec 2014

    The rules about lobbying do not fall into the same category. They are dealt with by legislation, and the hon. Gentleman has been present for debates on it. We have legislated in relation to lobbying companies; the question relates to contracts for the provision of public services, and the need—about which I hope the hon. Gentleman and I agree—to ensure that the public know exactly...

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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

Currently held offices

  • The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

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 15 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 3 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 79.83% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 33 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 3467 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Dec 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: Ministry of Sound Holdings Ltd
(a) Address of donor: 103 Gaunt Street, London SE1 6DP
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £40,000 in eight monthly payments from October 2013 to May 2014
(a) Donor status: company
(a) (Registered 6 November 2013)
(a) Name of donor: Mr Sudhir Choudhrie
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £60,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 14 November 2013; updated 9 December 2013)
(a) Name of donor: Ministry of Sound Group Ltd
(a) Address of donor: 103 Gaunt Street, London SE1 6DP
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,052.10
(a) Donor status: company
(a) (Registered 20 December 2013)
(a) Name of donor: John and Yumi Ross
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £200 a month from May 2013 to May 2015; £5,000 in total
(a) Donor status: individuals
(a) (Registered 16 January 2014, updated 27 October 2014)
(a) Name of donor: The Hume House and Ed Bonner Company Ltd
(a) Address of donor: 8 Gilkes Crescent, London SE21 7BS
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
(a) Donor status: company
(a) (Registered 4 April 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Sofra Mayfair LLP
(a) Address of donor: 36 Tavistock Street, London WC2E 7PB
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,550
(a) Donor status: limited liability partnership
(a) (Registered 9 May 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Sunstar Group Limited
(a) Address of donor: c/o Danmirr Consultants, 170 Church Road, Mitcham CR4 3BW
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,100
(a) Donor status: company, registration 02506998
(a) (Registered 30 May 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Tucan Investments ltd
(a) Address of donor: 137-143 Hammersmith Rd, London W14 0QL
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £6,450
(a) Donor status: company, registration no 01990269
(a) (Registered 5 June 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Bronzewood Construction Ltd
(a) Address of donor: Fairman Law House, Park Terrace, Worcester Park KT4 7JZ
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,600
(a) Donor status: company, registration 05889181
(a) (Registered 16 June 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Elan Management Solutions Ltd
(a) Address of donor: 88 Crawford Street, London W1H 2EJ
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,800
(a) Donor status: company, registration 6169088
(a) (Registered 30 July 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Sunstar Group Ltd
(a) Address of donor: c/o Danmirr Consultants, 170 Church Road, Mitcham CR4 3BW
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £20,000
(a) Donor status: company, registration 02506998
(a) (Registered 27 October 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Ministry of Sound Holdings Ltd
(a) Address of donor: 103 Gaunt Street, London SE1 6DP
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £24,000 in eight monthly payments from October 2014 to May 2015
(a) Donor status: company, registration 914206179
(a) (Registered 27 October 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)
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)
10. Loans and other controlled transactions
Name of lender: David Alliance
Address of donor: private
Amount of loan: £20,000
Date the loan was entered into: 27 June 2014
Date the loan is due to be repaid: indefinite
Rate of interest: 0%
Whether or not any security has been given: none
(Registered 24 July 2014)

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