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.

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  • 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: 10 Aug 2015.

1. Employment and earnings
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. Until further notice, I receive a monthly salary of £9,166.67 for an expected commitment of 15 hours. (Updated 13 July 2015)
Received monthly salary for August 2014 of £8,755 gross. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 24 September 2014)
Received monthly salary for September 2014 of £8,755 gross. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 28 October 2014)
Received monthly salary for October 2014 of £8,755 gross. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 06 November 2014)
Received monthly salary for November 2014 of £8,755 gross. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 06 January 2015)
Received monthly salary for December 2014 of £8,755 gross. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 06 January 2015)
Received monthly salary for January 2015 of £8,755 gross. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 02 February 2015)
Received monthly salary for February 2015 of £8,755 gross. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 17 March 2015)
Received monthly salary for March 2015 of £23,755 gross. This includes an annual bonus of £15,000. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 26 May 2015)
Received monthly salary for April 2015 of £9,166.67 gross. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 26 May 2015)
27 May 2015, received monthly salary for May 2015 of £9,166.67 gross. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 02 June 2015)
Non-executive director of Aggregated Micro Power plc; renewable energy investment business. Address: Hasilwood House, 62 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AW. Until further notice, I receive £3,750 per quarter for an expected commitment of 15 hours. (Updated 13 July 2015)
26 August 2014, received £7,500 gross for the period 1 January-30 June 2014. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 24 September 2014)
30 September 2014, received £3,750 gross for the period 1 July-30 September 2014. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 06 November 2014)
12 January 2015, received £3,750 gross for the period 1 October-31 December 2014. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 02 February 2015)
27 March 2015, received £3,750 gross for the period 1 January – 31 March 2015. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 27 March 2015)
30 June 2015, received £3,750 gross for the period 1 April to 30 June 2015. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 07 July 2015)
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 development. Until further notice, I receive a monthly salary of £7,951.25 for an expected commitment of 15 hours. (Updated 13 July 2015)
Received monthly salary for August 2014 of £7,962.93 gross. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 24 September 2014)
Received monthly salary for September 2014 of £7,951.25 gross. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 28 October 2014)
Received monthly salary for October 2014 of £7,951.25 gross. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 06 November 2014)
Received monthly salary for November 2014 of £7,962.93 gross (Updated 24 March 2015). Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 06 January 2015)
Received monthly salary for December 2014 of £7,951.25 gross. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 06 January 2015)
Received monthly salary for January 2015 of £7,951.25 gross. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 06 February 2015)
Received monthly salary for February 2015 of £12,962.93 gross. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 24 March 2015)
Received monthly salary for March 2015 of £7,951.25 gross. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 26 May 2015)
Received monthly salary for April 2015 of £7,951.25 gross. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 26 May 2015)
27 May 2015, received salary for May 2015 of £7,962.93. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 07 July 2015)
26 June 2015, received salary for June 2015 of £7,951.25. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 07 July 2015)
Senior Advisor on Strategic Issues to Intrepid Capital Partners, 199 Knightsbridge, London SW7 1RE. Until further notice, I receive an annual payment of £19,988 for an expected commitment of 30 hours. (Updated 13 July 2015)
30 March 2015, received annual payment of £19,988 gross. Hours: 30 hrs. (Registered 21 May 2015)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Westminster Dining Club
Address of donor: c/o The Secretary, Ford Mill, Colne Engaine, Colchester CO6 2JL

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £7,000

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 26 November 2014)
Name of donor: Mr Ivor Braka
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 03 June 2015)
Name of donor: Rocco Forte Limited
Address of donor: 70 Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6NY

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: company, registration 03221756

(Registered 03 June 2015)
Name of donor: Sir Michael Hintze
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 03 June 2015)
Name of donor: Westminster Dining Club
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,500

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 03 June 2015)
8. 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. (Registered 9 May 2011; updated 25 July 2014 and 31 July 2015).

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