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 reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted moderately for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
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Simon Hughes occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Data Protection 27 Feb 2015

    The Government is committed to providing the public with the strongest possible rights to protect against abuses of personal data. We keep the Data Protection Act under review to make sure that it continues to provide a strong legal framework for the protection of personal information. The Government also works closely with the Information Commissioner to make sure that individuals understand...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Non-molestation Orders 27 Feb 2015

    An error has been identified in the written answer given on 27 February 2015. The correct answer should have been: Details of the gender of those receiving non molestation orders (ex-parte and with notice), and occupancy orders (ex-parte and with notice) since 2011 can only be obtained by manually checking every case file at disproportionate costs. Figures requested for non...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Non-molestation Orders 27 Feb 2015

    Details of the gender of those receiving non molestation orders (ex-parte and with notice), and occupancy orders (ex-parte and with notice) since 2011 can only be obtained by manually checking every case file at disproportionate costs. Figures requested for non molestation and occupancy orders applied for by each firm of solicitors in courts in a) Sussex and b) West Midlands are available...

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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 6 May 2010)
  • 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)
  • Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (20 Dec 2007 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons (26 Oct 2007 to 6 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)
  • Member, Conventions (Joint Committee) (17 May 2006 to 31 Oct 2006)
  • 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 Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice (10 Mar 2006 to 9 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)
  • Shadow Attorney General (10 May 2005 to 20 Dec 2007)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • 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 12 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 80.05% 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.
  • 211 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Simon Hughes’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 3472 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Feb 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)
(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)
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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