Paul Keetch

Former MP, Hereford

Hereford Liberal Democrat

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How Paul Keetch voted since 2001
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  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
  • Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted very strongly for a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
  • Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against university tuition feesDetails
  • Voted strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of LordsDetails

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Paul Keetch hardly ever rebelled against their party in their last parliament

Recent appearances

  • Sustainable Communities Act 2007 (Amendment) Bill: Clause 4 — "Flood risk management function" 8 Apr 2010

    May I too congratulate the Minister on the successful passage of the Bill? He has done exceedingly well in steering this important Bill through the House. The other place has demonstrated its ability correctly to witness, scrutinise and improve what was already an important Bill. In my constituency-both in the city of Hereford and in Ross-on-Wye-we have seen tremendous floods that have...
  • Business of the House: Clause 9 — Rates of alcoholic liquor duties 7 Apr 2010

    May I put on record the fact that it was the Liberal Democrats who established the cider caucus in this Parliament and that it is the Liberal Democrats who have been campaigning to ensure that tax on cider is not increased? The hon. Gentleman should not take this as only a Conservative victory; he should take it as a Conservative and Liberal Democrat victory.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Chagos Islands 6 Apr 2010

    I also congratulate the hon. Member for Islington, North (Jeremy Corbyn) on raising this issue. Following the hon. Gentleman's important question about consultation, will the Minister say whether the Chairman and Members of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, which in this Parliament carried out an inquiry into our overseas territories, were consulted? Again following on from the hon....

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Profile

Former Liberal Democrat MP for Hereford

Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election

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Topics of interest

  • Defence
  • Health
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Home Department
  • Iraq
  • RAF Continuous Attitude Survey
  • Manning Control Points
  • Nuclear Weapons
  • Army Discipline

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (7 Oct 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Committee on Arms Export Controls (18 Apr 2008 to 7 Oct 2009)
  • Whip (6 Mar 2008 to 8 Jan 2009)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, Defence (26 Jan 2004 to 1 Jun 2005)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 37 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 51.16% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 2 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 33 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 182 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

1. Remunerated directorships
Chairman of Raynard Research Limited, a company owned by me providing advice on general and parliamentary matters. See category 9.
3. Clients
Of Raynard Research Limited:
John Cahill Group; marine insurers with Lloyds of London.
MilSys UK of Hereford, suppliers of rapid deployable shelters for military and civilian use.
Longma Clean Energy of Hereford, suppliers of electricity generated by recyclable sources.
Peter Hayes Communications. £1,500 paid to Raynard Research for advice given on parliamentary procedures. Hours: TBC. (Registered 23 February 2010)
Omni Risk Management.
Support Air Ltd of Hereford; providers of logistic support to damaged civil airliners.
4. Sponsorship or financial or material support
I receive sponsorship and financial support for various political, campaigning and constituency projects from members of the Hereford Parliamentary Business Club.
I receive sponsorship and financial support for various political, campaigning and constituency projects from Raynard Research Limited for administrative and research support for my office.
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
I have received occasional upgrades from Virgin Atlantic. (Registered 17 June 2009)
6. Overseas visits
30 May-5 June 2009, to Grand Cayman to attend and speak at a conference of representatives of UK Overseas Territories. Economy class flights and conference accommodation provided by the UKOT Conservation Forum, 108 Cholmeley Road, Reading, Berks, RG1 3LY. Value £1590. I paid to upgrade my flights from economy and add a day each before and after the conference dates. (Registered 17 June 2009)
9. Registrable shareholdings
(a) Hereford and County Liberal Club Company Limited.
(b) I own more than 15% of the shares of Raynard Research Limited.

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