Nicholas Soames

MP, Mid Sussex

Mid Sussex Conservative

Nicholas Soames’s voting in Parliament

Nicholas Soames is a Conservative MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Nicholas Soames sometimes differs from their party collegues, such as:

  • Nicholas Soames generally voted against university tuition fees, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Nicholas Soames never rebelled against their party in this parliament

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Conservative MP for Mid Sussex

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Also represented Crawley

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Topics of interest

  • Defence
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Home Department
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Health
  • Warships
  • Iraq
  • Afghanistan
  • Nato
  • Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Administration Committee (25 Mar 2013 to 10 Mar 2014)
  • Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (31 Jan 2006 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Defence (8 Nov 2003 to 5 May 2005)
  • Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (12 Dec 2001 to 5 May 2005)
  • Member, Public Administration Committee (2 Jul 1999 to 18 Jan 2000)
  • Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Armed Services) (20 Jul 1994 to 1 May 1997)
  • Parliamentary Secretary (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) (14 Apr 1992 to 20 Jul 1994)
  • Member, European Legislation Committee (2 Feb 1984 to 15 Jul 1985)

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  • Has spoken in 27 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 360 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 84.91% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 5 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 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") 831 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Jul 2015.

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