Nicholas Soames

MP, Mid Sussex

Mid Sussex Conservative

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How Nicholas Soames voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted moderately for increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted moderately for reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
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Nicholas Soames hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Engineering 26 Mar 2015

    It’s all right—it’s not a difficult one. Further to my hon. Friend’s excellent and encouraging answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Mid Worcestershire (Sir Peter Luff), whose departure from this House we will all regret, may I point out that a company in my constituency, a very successful business called Technetix that I went to visit some time ago, drew to my...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Warships 26 Mar 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what frontline Royal Navy ships are currently in refit.

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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
  • 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 26 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 354 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 67.93% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below 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: 9 Mar 2015.

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 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)
Received monthly salary for June 2014 of £8,755 gross.  Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 25 July 2014)
Received monthly salary for July 2014 of £8,755 gross.  Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 6 August 2014)
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 6 November 2014)
Received monthly salary for November 2014 of £8,755 gross. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 6 January 2015)
Received monthly salary for December 2014 of £8,755 gross. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 6 January 2015)
Received monthly salary for January 2015 of £8,755 gross. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 2 February 2015)
Aggregated Micro Power plc (non-executive); renewable energy investment business. Address: Hasilwood House, 62 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AW.
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 6 November 2014)
12 January 2015, received £3,750 gross for the period 1 October-31 December 2014. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 2 February 2015)
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 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 May 2014 of £7,751.30 gross. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 2 June 2014) 
Received monthly salary for June 2014 of £7,739.62 gross. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 25 July 2014) 
Received monthly salary for July 2014 of £7,739.62 gross. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 6 August 2014) 
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 6 November 2014) 
Received monthly salary for November 2014 of £7,951.25 gross.  Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 6 January 2015)
Received monthly salary for December 2014 of £7,951.25 gross.  Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 6 January 2015) 
Received monthly salary for January 2015 of £7,951.25 gross.  Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 6 February 2015) 
 
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)
4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by the party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Sir Michael Hintze
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 30 July 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Westminster Dining Club
(a) Address of donor: c/o The Secretary, Ford Mill, Colne Engaine, Colchester CO6 2JL
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £7,000
(a) Donor status: unincorporated association
(a) (Registered 26 November 2014)
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, until July 2014. (Registered 9 May 2011, updated 25 July 2014)

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