John Baron

MP, Basildon and Billericay

Basildon and Billericay Conservative

John Baron’s voting in Parliament

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

However, John Baron sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • John Baron almost always voted against use of UK military forces in combat operations overseas, while most Conservative MPs almost always voted for. Show votes
  • John Baron generally voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons, while most Conservative MPs almost always voted for. Show votes
  • John Baron generally voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency, while most Conservative MPs almost always voted for. Show votes
  • John Baron generally voted against the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs almost always voted for. Show votes
  • John Baron generally voted against requiring the mass retention of information about communications, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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John Baron occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department of Health: Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination 20 Jul 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation will conduct an equality impact assessment as part of its consideration of whether all adolescent boys should be included in the national HPV vaccination programme in order to meet its obligations under the general equality duty of the Equality Act 2010.
  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Population: Children 20 Jul 2015

    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) boys aged (i) 12 and (ii) 13 years and (b) girls aged (i) 12 and (ii) 13 years there will be in the UK in each year to 2025.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Iran: Nuclear Deal 15 Jul 2015

    For those of us who have long advocated a greater focus on diplomacy in our dealings with Iran, this agreement is to be very much welcomed, and I congratulate the Foreign Secretary and his team on the part they have played in achieving it. Let us hope that it becomes ever more self-fulfilling in that it will strengthen the hands of the many moderates within Iran. To promote dialogue, what...

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Conservative MP for Basildon and Billericay

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

Also represented Billericay


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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Treasury
  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Defence
  • Members: Correspondence
  • Cancer
  • Departmental Buildings
  • Breast Cancer
  • Chiropody

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (3 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister (Health) (1 Jul 2003 to 3 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Minister (Health) (1 Jun 2002 to 1 Jun 2003)
  • Member, Education & Skills Committee (12 Nov 2001 to 16 Dec 2002)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 47 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 49 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 73.58% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 12 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 95 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on John Baron’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 390 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Aug 2015.

1. Employment and earnings
Until further notice, I receive £500 a month for an investment column in the FT’s Investors' Chronicle magazine. Address: Number One Southwark Bridge, London SE1 9HL. All fees are waived in lieu of FT donations to charities of Mr Baron’s choice. Hours: 1 hr a month (1 column). (Updated 22 June 2015)
£1,000. Hours: 2 hrs (2 columns). (Registered 18 August 2014)
£500. Hours: 1 hr (1 column). (Registered 11 September 2014)
£1,000. Hours: 2 hrs (2 columns). (Registered 03 November 2014)
£500. Hours: 1 hr (1 column). (Registered 09 December 2014)
£500. Hours 1hr (1 column). (Registered 06 January 2015)
£500. Hours: 1 hr (1 column). (Registered 25 February 2015)
£500, received 8 March 2015. Hours: 1 hr (1 column). (Registered 28 May 2015)
£500, received 8 April 2015. Hours: 1 hr (1 column). (Registered 28 May 2015)
£500, received 8 May 2015. Hours: 1 hr (1 column). (Registered 28 May 2015)
Payments received from the Investors Chronicle magazine, for speaking at investment seminars. Address: Number One Southwark Bridge, London SE1 9HL:
£1,500 for speaking at an investment seminar. Hours: 1 hr 50 mins (including travel and preparation). (Registered 04 February 2015)
6. Land and property: (i) value over £100,000 (ii) rental income of over £10,000 a year
Two investment residential properties (one house, one flat) in London (Updated 5 December 2012): (i) and (ii)

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