Peter Tapsell

Former MP, Louth and Horncastle

Louth and Horncastle Conservative

A selection of Peter Tapsell's votes

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  • Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Generally voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Generally voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 25 Feb 2015

    May I assure my right hon. Friend—[Interruption.]
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 25 Feb 2015

    May I assure my right hon. Friend that I am not a paid trade union official but I fear that if Members of the House are not allowed a second job, membership of it will soon be largely confined to the inheritors of substantial fortunes or to those with rich spouses, or to obsessive crackpots or those who are unemployable anywhere else?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 11 Feb 2015

    May I put it to the Prime Minister that from President Monroe onwards it has been generally acknowledged by leaders of great powers that, for the avoidance of war, it is often wise to acknowledge the concept of traditional spheres of authority and power; and that although Ukraine is of absolutely no significant strategic importance to Britain, Greece most certainly is; and that unless western...

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Former Conservative MP for Louth and Horncastle

Entered the House of Commons on 8 October 1959 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election

Also represented Linsey East; Horncastle; Nottingham West


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Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • Defence
  • Work and Pensions
  • Prime Minister
  • Crimes of Violence: Lincolnshire
  • Engagements
  • Pension Schemes
  • Army: Afghanistan

Other offices held in the past

  • Father of the House of Commons (6 May 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Unopposed Bills (Panel) (14 Nov 2002 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury) (1 Jun 1977 to 1 Jun 1978)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (1 Jun 1976 to 1 Jun 1977)

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  • Has spoken in 10 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 50.93% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 22 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 20–21 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 90 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 445 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
International adviser to the Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation (Japan); a Japanese Trust Bank in both Japan and overseas.  £30,000 per annum (paid semi-annually); hours worked: approximately 10 hours a month.
Bi-annual fee payment of £15,000. Hours: 60 hrs over a six-month period. (Registered 3 April 2014)
Bi-annual fee payment of £15,000. Hours: 60 hrs over a six-month period. (Registered 17 September 2014)

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