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Conservative MP for Broadland
- Also represented Mid Norfolk
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
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- Voting record
- Topics of interest
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Keith Simpson voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately against more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Defence, International Development, Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Treasury
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Sudan: Peacekeeping Operations, Iran, Iraq, Sudan: Peace Negotiations, Afghanistan
(based on written questions asked by Keith Simpson and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- National Lottery (Funding of Endowments) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Vehicles (Crime) Bill Committee (6 out of 10)
- Private Security Industry Bill Committee (7 out of 7)
- Hunting Bill Committee (15 out of 16)
- International Development Bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- First World War Commemoration (7 Nov 2013)
“Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker. May I first congratulate both Front Benchers on their moving and informative speeches? We are all the sons and daughters of history. I am conscious of the fact that 99 years ago today, on 7 November 1914, the old British Army with the Territorials was dying, literally, in the area of Ypres in Belgium. Both my grandfathers were there—both...”
- First World War Commemoration (7 Nov 2013)
“I am sorry. I will make sure that the officials in Parliament take note of that. That is an important aspect, because large numbers of MPs and peers, and their children, were killed or badly wounded in the first world war and we commemorate them. Let us remember that both Asquith and Bonar Law, the leaders of the two major parties, lost sons in the first world war. It was not an academic war...”
- Written Answers — Church Commissioners: World War I: Anniversaries (2 Jul 2013)
“To ask the honourable Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners what plans the Church of England has to commemorate the First World War and the role of military chaplains.”
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- Has spoken in 3 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year — below 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 74.70% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — below 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") 271 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 25 Nov 2013. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£21,768 (211th)||£22,076 (290th)||£20,443 (372nd)||£20,116||£18,256 (391st)||£20,333 (joint 3rd with 149 others)||£18,797 (381st)||£17,066 (81st)|
|Office running costs||£21,985 (125th)||£20,123 (236th)||£20,603 (272nd)||£19,365||£18,755 (281st)||£18,756 (joint 302nd with 2 others)||£15,650 (533rd)||£15,113 (344th)|
|Staffing costs||£86,494 (499th)||£81,686 (504th)||£76,187 (540th)||£84,689||£70,836 (294th)||£66,531 (396th)||£37,226 (654th)||£46,850 (286th)|
|Communications Allowance||£8,097 (364th)||£19,426 (4th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£7,461 (313th)1||£6,494 (375th)2||£7,881 (308th)||£5,778||£11,042 (304th)||£9,477 (343rd)||£9,730 (333rd)||£5,356 (449th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£104 (402nd)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£621 (179th)||£639 (183rd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£92 (joint 84th with 1 other)||£21 (111th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£1,729 (joint 549th with 2 others)||£527 (joint 473rd with 1 other)||£742 (joint 394th with 1 other)||£667||£431 (543rd)||£643 (438th)||£565 (542nd)||£615 (503rd)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,817 (409th)||£861 (599th)||£3,118||£1,029 (joint 570th with 1 other)||£2,048 (405th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,499 (16th)||£1,246 (joint 64th with 1 other)||£637||£1,888 (joint 320th with 6 others)||£1,652 (joint 516th with 1 other)||£1,652 (joint 486th with 1 other)||£1,652 (joint 407th with 1 other)|
|Other Costs||£0||£5,779 (23rd)||£13,271 (4th)||£0||£0||£5,167 (20th)||£7,106 (19th)||£0|
|Total||£148,248 (346th)||£160,087 (100th)||£141,234 (259th)||£134,370||£122,237 (356th)||£124,607 (211th)||£90,726 (606th)||£86,756 (367th)|