Nicholas Soames

MP, Mid Sussex

Mid Sussex Conservative

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How Nicholas Soames voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
  • Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Voted strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
  • Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails

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Nicholas Soames hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Regeneration: Thames Gateway 1 Sep 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how much each local authority in the Thames Gateway spent on regeneration activities in the last 15 years for which figures are available; (2) how much each local authority in the Thames Gateway spent on economic development activities in each of the last 15 years for which figures are available.
  • Written Answers — Defence: Defence: Procurement 22 Jul 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library copies of his Department's (a) Ships Acquisition Model, (b) Maritime Composite Options Model, (c) Material Strategy: Change Programme Model, (d) Force Structure Cost Model and (e) Strategic Balance of Investment Toolset.
  • Written Answers — Defence: Public Expenditure 22 Jul 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the Main Supply Estimates 2014-15, HC 1233 of Session 2013-14, for what reasons he seeks Parliamentary authority to appropriate 7.5 billion in capital expenditure instead of the 8.7 billion allocated in the June 2013 spending round; and if he will make a statement.

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Conservative MP for Mid Sussex

Entered 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
  • Health
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Iraq
  • Afghanistan
  • Nato
  • Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft
  • Entry Clearances

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Administration Committee (25 Mar 2013 to 10 Mar 2014)
  • Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (1 Feb 2006 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, Defence (17 Mar 2005 to 9 May 2005)
  • Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, International Affairs (10 May 2004 to 17 Mar 2005)

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  • Has spoken in 25 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 308 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 69.72% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 4 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") 822 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

1. Remunerated directorships
AEGIS Defence Services Limited (non-executive). Address: 84 Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1PX. Attend meetings in pursuit of duties as non-executive director and (since 1 January 2010) non-executive chairman.
Received monthly salary for May 2013 of £8,583.33 gross. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 5 June 2013)
Received monthly salary for June 2013 of £8,583.33 gross. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 4 July 2013)
Received monthly salary for July 2013 of £8,583.33 gross. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 31 July 2013)
Received monthly salary for August 2013 of £8,583.33 gross. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 3 September 2013)
Received monthly salary for September 2013 of £8,583.33 gross. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 2 October 2013)
Received monthly salary for October 2013 of £8,583.33 gross. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 30 October 2013)
Received monthly salary for November 2013 of £8,583.33 gross. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 3 December 2013)
Received monthly salary for December 2013 of £33,583.33 gross (including annual bonus). Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 16 January 2014)
Received monthly salary for January 2014 of £8,583.33 gross.  Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 4 February 2014)
Received monthly salary for February 2014 of £8,583.33 gross.  Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 6 March 2014)
Received monthly salary for March 2014 of £8,583.33 gross.  Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 1 April 2014)
Received monthly salary for April 2014 of £8,755 gross.  Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 7 May 2014)
Received monthly salary for May 2014 of £8,755 gross.  Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 2 June 2014)
Aggregated Micro Power plc (non-executive); renewable energy investment business. Address: Hasilwood House, 62 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AW.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Senior Adviser, MMC Group; insurance and related financial services. Address: Marsh Ltd, Tower Place, London, EC3R 5BU. Work includes attending meetings and advising on business opportunities.
Received monthly salary for May 2013 of £7,751.01 gross. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 5 June 2013)
Received monthly salary for June 2013 of £7,739.46 gross. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 4 July 2013)
Received monthly salary for July 2013 of £7,739.46 gross. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 31 July 2013)
Received monthly salary for August 2013 of £7,751.14 gross. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 3 September 2013)
Received monthly salary for September 2013 of £7,739.46 gross.  Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 2 October 2013)
Received monthly salary for October 2013 of £7,739.46 gross.  Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 30 October 2013)
Received monthly salary for November 2013 of £7,751.14 gross.  Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 3 December 2013)
Received monthly salary for December 2013 of £7,739.46 gross.  Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 16 January 2014)
Received monthly salary for January 2014 of £7,739.46 gross.  Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 4 February 2014)
Received monthly salary for February 2014 of £12,251.14 gross.  Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 6 March 2014)
Received monthly salary for March 2014 of £7,739.46 gross.  Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 1 April 2014)
Received monthly salary for April 2014 of £7,739.46 gross. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 7 May 2014) 
Received monthly salary for April 2014 of £7,751.30 gross. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 2 June 2014) 
Senior Advisor on Strategic Issues to Intrepid Capital Partners, 199 Knightsbridge, London SW7 1RE.
1 April 2014, received annual payment of £19,998. Hours: 30 hrs. (Registered 16 April 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Address of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, PO Box 21653, Doha, Qatar
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £3,306.15 for air travel and £621.86 for accommodation; £3,928.01 in total
Destination of visit: Doha, Qatar
Date of visit: 20-22 May 2013
Purpose of visit: to attend the 13th Doha Forum.
(Registered 25 June 2013)
Name of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bahrain
Address of donor: Manama, Bahrain
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Including accommodation, full board and flights: total value £3,700
Destination of visit: Bahrain
Date of visit: 5-8 December 2013
Purpose of visit: Visit organised by the Conservative Middle East Council to attend the IISS Manama
(Registered 16 December 2013)
11. Miscellaneous
Co-Chair of the Cross Party Group on Balanced Migration. Migrationwatch UK provides secretarial, research and administrative support, pays for printing costs and maintains the group’s website. Quiller Consultants, which is a consultancy, is paid by its client, Migrationwatch UK, to act as consultants to the group. (Registered 9 May 2011)

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