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Conservative MP for Mid Sussex
- Also represented Crawley
- Entered Parliament on 9 June 1983 — General election
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- Voting record
- Topics of interest
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Nicholas Soames voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately against more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted very strongly against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. 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 against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against equal gay rights. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Select Committee membership
- Member, Administration Committee (since 25 Mar 2013)
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Defence, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Home Department, Health, Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Iraq, Afghanistan, Nato, Entry Clearances, Israel
(based on written questions asked by Nicholas Soames and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Immigration Bill Committee (5 out of 11)
- Hunting Bill Committee (17 out of 31)
- Hunting (Re-committed) Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Hunting Bill Committee (13 out of 16)
- Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Childbirth: Greater London (10 Dec 2013)
“To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the (a) number and (b) proportion of births where one or both parents were foreign-born was in (i) London and (ii) each Greater London borough in the most recent year for which figures are available.”
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- Has spoken in 28 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 262 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 68.22% 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") 814 times in debates — well above 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||£19,391 (313th)||£21,869 (296th)||£20,491 (371st)||£18,442||£20,730 (254th)||£20,250 (joint 215th with 1 other)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£15,738 (joint 236th with 8 others)|
|Office running costs||£21,793 (135th)||£19,322 (274th)||£20,337 (330th)||£12,140||£19,254 (174th)||£17,058 (528th)||£16,745 (495th)||£16,789 (273rd)|
|Staffing costs||£98,651 (207th)||£89,677 (247th)||£87,217 (179th)||£75,516||£69,998 (382nd)||£68,023 (joint 228th with 71 others)||£65,115 (joint 300th with 1 other)||£44,468 (384th)|
|Communications Allowance||£7,433 (382nd)||£11,815 (53rd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£1,832 (589th)1||£1,982 (586th)2||£2,039 (588th)||£1,924||£4,854 (540th)||£4,197 (joint 550th with 1 other)||£2,740 (595th)||£1,804 (601st)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£10 (430th)||£0||£45||£82 (433rd)||£14 (joint 478th with 1 other)||£42 (joint 449th with 1 other)||£0|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£2,651 (421st)||£527 (joint 473rd with 1 other)||£567 (498th)||£746||£986 (300th)||£831 (joint 341st with 1 other)||£1,266 (226th)||£1,409 (joint 195th with 2 others)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,846 (401st)||£2,097 (401st)||£1,999||£1,970 (409th)||£2,200 (371st)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,376 (joint 84th with 2 others)||£1,246 (joint 64th with 1 other)||£660||£1,419 (596th)||£1,419 (585th)||£1,178 (609th)||£1,178 (528th)|
|Total||£151,752 (309th)||£148,424 (299th)||£133,994 (399th)||£111,472||£119,293 (413th)||£113,992 (444th)||£106,808 (464th)||£81,386 (467th)|