Richard Bacon

MP, South Norfolk

South Norfolk Conservative

Richard Bacon’s voting in Parliament

Richard Bacon is a Conservative MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Richard Bacon sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Richard Bacon almost always voted against the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs almost always voted for. Show votes
  • Richard Bacon generally voted against use of UK military forces in combat operations overseas, while most Conservative MPs almost always voted for. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Richard Bacon’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Richard Bacon’s full vote analysis page for more.

Richard Bacon occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber 13 Oct 2015

    No Fault Divorce – Richard Bacon. Ten Minute Rule Motion
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Iran: Nuclear Deal 15 Jul 2015

    When the Foreign Secretary sees the Israeli Prime Minister tomorrow, will he remind him that his own head of Mossad believes that the failure to solve the Palestinian conflict is a greater threat to Israeli security than a nuclear Iran?
  • Norfolk and Suffolk Broads 8 Jul 2015

    May I assure the Minister that although I have had consistent pressure from my constituents on the issue of the broads for many years, that pressure has not been for elections? With respect to the right hon. Member for North Norfolk (Norman Lamb), who has now left the Chamber, I do not think that it is the most important issue. The pressure from my constituents comes from the constant...

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Conservative MP for South Norfolk

Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election


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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Treasury
  • Work and Pensions
  • Education and Skills
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Treasury Building PFI Deal
  • Departmental Accountancy Practice
  • Departmental Accounting Practice
  • NHS: Ict
  • NHS: Information and Communications Technology

Currently held offices

  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (since 7 Jul 2015)
  • Member, Public Accounts Commission (since 12 Jul 2010)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (9 Jan 2003 to 12 Mar 2007)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 30 Mar 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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More about this

  • Has spoken in 18 debates in the last year — 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 medium number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 94.52% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above 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.
  • 103 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Richard Bacon’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 287 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 28 Sep 2015.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Address of donor: Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): return business class flights from London to Tehran- value: £1,319, hotel accommodation and meals – value: £464; total £1,783

Destination of visit: Tehran

Date of visit: 9-12 December 2014

Purpose of visit: to attend a conference in Tehran on ‘The World Against Violence and Extremism’ organised by the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in my capacity as Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Iran.

(Registered 19 March 2015)
8. Miscellaneous
I am a patron of Elizabeth’s Legacy of Hope, a registered charity in England and Wales, No 1141287. During the course of overseas visits I may from time to time undertake engagements on behalf of the charity (Updated 26 May 2015).
(Registered 25 January 2013)

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