Simon Hughes

Former MP, Bermondsey and Old Southwark

Bermondsey and Old Southwark Liberal Democrat

A selection of Simon Hughes's votes

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  • Generally voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Consistently voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Almost always voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Almost always voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Almost always voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Generally voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • The Shrewsbury 24 24 Mar 2015

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Caton. I pay tribute to the hon. Member for Blaydon (Mr Anderson); he knows that I respect hugely his commitment to this issue. I will not repeat myself, but he also knows from the large debate that we had on the Floor of the House in January last year that I am very sympathetic to the cause that was the basis of the dispute. I...
  • The Shrewsbury 24 24 Mar 2015

    I absolutely understand the hon. Gentleman’s drawing that conclusion. To be fair—trying to step back for a second—the fact that nothing has been said can be open to interpretation in either direction, but I completely understand the view that if there were nothing to hide, someone might have said that. Legalistically, however, people might rightly have said that they could...
  • The Shrewsbury 24 24 Mar 2015

    Within my powers as a Minister in the Ministry of Justice I have done all that I can do. I do not have the power to direct other Departments to release documents for which they have the responsibility. The process is: application to the Department, which the researcher of the hon. Member for Blaydon has made, and, if turned down, a Freedom of Information Act appeal to the commissioner and to...

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Former Liberal Democrat MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark

Entered the House of Commons on 24 February 1983 — unknown

Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election

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

  • The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (18 Dec 2013 to 8 May 2015)
  • 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 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (20 Dec 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (26 Oct 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Conventions (Joint Committee) (17 May 2006 to 31 Oct 2006)
  • Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice (10 Mar 2006 to 9 May 2007)
  • Shadow Attorney General (10 May 2005 to 20 Dec 2007)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (31 Jan 2002 to 5 May 2005)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs) (1 Jun 1999 to 1 Jun 2003)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Health) (1 Jun 1995 to 1 Jun 1999)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (1 Jun 1992 to 1 Jun 1994)
  • Opposition Deputy Chief Whip (Commons) (1 Jun 1989 to 1 Jun 1999)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (1 Jun 1988 to 1 Jun 1992)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Health) (1 Jun 1988 to 1 Oct 1988)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (1 Jun 1983 to 1 Jun 1988)

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  • Has spoken in 11 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 79.90% 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.
  • 180 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 3476 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

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: 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 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)
(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: £2,268 providing food and drink for approx. 60 people
(a) Donor status: limited liability partnership
(a) (Registered 22 December 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Krish Brown
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,100
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 3 February 2015)
(a) Name of donor: Ministry of Sound Holdings Ltd
(a) Address of donor: 103 Gaunt Street, London, SE1 6OP
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000
(a) Donor status: company, registration 914206179
(a) (Registered 9 February 2015)
(a) Name of donor: Brompton Capital Ltd
(a) Address of donor: 35 South Street, London W1K 2XE
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500
(a) Donor status: company, registration 3275808
(a) (Registered 9 February 2015)
(a) Name of donor: Mustafa Tary
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 10 February 2015)
(a) Name of donor: Maurice O’Sullivan
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 5 March 2015)
(a) Name of donor: Ram Chandra Saha
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: in sponsoring a meal for 108 people (registered below); value £2,592
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 13 March 2015)
(a) Name of donor: Southwark Liberal Democrats
(a) Address of donor: 4 Market Place, London SE16 3UQ
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: fundraising event at which £7,497 was raised, including the registrable donation listed below.
(a) Donor status: unincorporated association
(a) (Registered 18 March 2015)
(a) Name of donor: Ram Chandra Saha
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,400
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 13 March 2015)
(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 3481417
(b) (Registered 6 November 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)
Flat in London. (Registered 5 March 2015)
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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