Stephen O'Brien

MP, Eddisbury

Eddisbury Conservative

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  • Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted moderately against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
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Stephen O'Brien hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

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Conservative MP for Eddisbury

Entered House of Commons on 22 July 1999 — Byelection


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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Trade and Industry
  • Treasury
  • Education and Skills
  • Home Department
  • Social Services
  • NHS: Ict
  • Departmental Internet
  • NHS: Information and Communications Technology
  • Medical Records: Databases

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development (13 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Shadow Minister, Health (16 Dec 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister (Skills), Education (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Industry, Economic Affairs (10 May 2004 to 20 May 2005)

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  • Has spoken in 20 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 122 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 60.47% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well 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 18–19 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") 597 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

1. Directorships
In full and final settlement of outstanding consulting fees and as Chairman and non-executive director of 3DM Research Ltd (a special purpose vehicle) owed to me for the period 13 December 2007 to 13 May 2010 inclusive (on which date I resigned and ceased all consulting activity on joining the Government), I have agreed to receiving an initial payment followed by 8 equal instalments from Environmental Recycling Technologies Plc (in whose interests all consultancy and board work were undertaken) of Keble House, Church End, South Leigh, Witney, Oxon OX29 6UR on a bi-monthly schedule from 30 June 2012 to 1 September 2013 inclusive, totalling £45,000 gross. 3DM Research Ltd was a not-for-profit related company of ERT Plc. The hours worked were approximately 10-12 hours a month.
Seventh instalment of £5,000 received on 12 July 2013. (Registered 7 August 2013)
Eighth and final instalment of £5,000 received on 2 September 2013. (Registered 2 September 2013)
Director of Observe Ltd, a consultancy providing corporate, strategic and commercial advice, which started trading from March 2014 (previously dormant). Registered office: St. John’s Chambers, Love Street, Chester CH1 1QN. (Registered 17 March 2014)
Non-Executive Director of S4Si Ltd, Adam House, 7-10 Adam Street, London WC2N 6AA, security services and solutions specialists. Annual fee: £35,000 plus VAT, to be paid in varying monthly instalments for the period starting 1 January 2014. Minimum commitment of 28 hrs per annum from 10 March 2014. (£30,001-£35,000) (Registered 17 March 2014)
3. Clients
Of Observe Ltd:
Montrose International LLP; social investment and sustainability programme delivery. Address: Unit 8 Churchill Court, 58 Station Road, North Harrow HA5 7SA. Fee: £30,000 plus VAT, per annum (paid quarterly) for an average of 2 days per month (£25,001-£30,000). (Registered 17 March 2014)
17 March 2014, received £7,500 plus VAT received for October to December 2013. Hours: 46 hrs. (Registered 25 March 2014)
28 April 2014, received £7,500 plus VAT for January to March 2014. Hours: 35 hrs. (Registered 8 May 2014)
Global Strategy Ltd; strategic, international commercial and corporate consultancy. Address: 25 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RZ. (£35,001-£40,000). (Registered 8 May 2014)
10 May 2014, received a fee of £40,000 plus VAT for the period 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015. Hours: anticipated average of minimum of 12 hrs per month. (Registered 8 May 2014)
UK Broadband Ltd, network communication services. Address: 3rd Floor, International House, 7 High Street, Ealing, London W5 5DB. Contract from 1 April 2014 to 31 May 2014. Hours: anticipated 10-12 hrs per month. (£5,001 to £10,000) (Registered 8 May 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Address of donor: 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): return flights, ground transportation one night’s hotel accommodation and subsistence with a total value of £1,188.79
Destination of visit: Geneva
Date of visit: 16-17 May 2013
Purpose of visit: attending a meeting where I was announced as Roll Back Malaria’s Global Advocate (unremunerated).
(Registered 12 June 2013)
Name of donor: The Roll Back Malaria Partnership
Address of donor: 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
Amount of donation: return flights; ground transportation and subsistence with a total value of £3,228.98
Destination of visit: New York
Date of visit: 10-11 June 2013
Purpose of visit: attending and addressing the Roll Back Malaria meeting on Malaria in the Post-2015 Development Agenda in my role as their Global Advocate (unremunerated).
(Registered 8 July 2013)
Name of donor: The Roll Back Malaria Partnership
Address of donor: 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
Amount of donation: return flights, ground transportation, two nights hotel accommodation and subsistence, with a total value of £6,986.38.
Destination of visit: Nigeria
Date of visit: 15-18 July 2013
Purpose of visit: To address a specially arranged session of the Nigerian Parliament on Malaria in my role as the Global Advocate for the Roll Back Malaria Partnership (unremunerated) together with a schedule of meetings with other decision makers and politicians. (Registered 7 August 2013)
8. Land and Property
Part share of a house in London from which rental income is received. (Registered 12 November 2012, updated 17 March 2014)
9. Shareholdings
(a) Observe Ltd, details as stated in Category 1. (Registered 17 March 2014)
11. Miscellaneous
Non-practising Solicitor.
Unremunerated posts:
Non-Executive Director of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. (Registered 17 March 2014)
Global Advocate of Roll Back Malaria Partnership, World Health Organisation. (Registered 17 March 2014)
Non-Executive Director/Trustee of the City of London Sinfonia. (Registered 17 March 2014)

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