John Baron

MP, Basildon and Billericay

Basildon and Billericay Conservative

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How John Baron voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted moderately against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Source
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John Baron quite often rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • The Chairman of Ways and Means took the Chair as Deputy Speaker (Standing Order No. 3) — European Union (Referendum) Bill 17 Oct 2014

    My hon. Friend is correctly reminding everyone that only the Conservatives are willing and able to deliver a referendum. May I bring him back to the central issue of choice? What does it say about the leadership of the Labour and Liberal parties that they are unwilling to trust the British electorate on this point of seminal importance?
  • Business of the House: ISIL: Iraq and Syria 16 Oct 2014

    May I urge caution on those who advocate increased military intervention, whether in Iraq or Syria? Our track record in understanding the nuances of the region has been poor over the past decade, whether in Iraq in 2003, the disastrous morphing of the mission in Afghanistan in 2006, Libya or, indeed, our differing positions on the Syrian civil war only recently. However, may I turn the...
  • Business of the House: Iraq: Coalition Against ISIL 26 Sep 2014

    There can be and is no greater responsibility for Parliament than when committing combat troops—armed forces—to battle. As such, we are absolutely right to scrutinise and examine the evidence and to ask the questions. I am afraid that there are certain questions that remain unanswered, and I hope that the Deputy Prime Minister will address them when he winds up the debate. A key...

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Conservative MP for Basildon and Billericay

Entered 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

Currently held offices

  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee

Other offices held in the past

  • Whip, Whips (6 Jul 2007 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister, Health (6 Jul 2004 to 6 Jul 2007)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 57 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 26 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 66.91% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 365 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Monthly investment column in the FTs’ Investors Chronicle magazine. Address: Number One Southwark Bridge, London SE1 9HL. All fees waived in lieu of FT donations to charities of Mr Baron’s choice.
£500. Hours: 1 hr (1 column). (Registered 16 October 2013)
£500.  Hours: 1 hr (1 column). (Registered 7 November 2013)
£500.  Hours: 1 hr (1 column). (Registered 12 December 2013)
£500.  Hours: 1 hr (1 column). (Registered 30 January 2014)
£500.  Hours: 1 hr (1 column). (Registered 10 February 2014)
£500.  Hours: 1 hr (1 column). (Registered 25 March 2014)
£500.  Hours: 1 hr (1 column). (Registered 8 April 2014)
£500.  Hours: 1 hr (1 column). (Registered 2 June 2014)
£500.  Hours: 1 hr (1 column). (Registered 24 June 2014)
£1,000.  Hours: 2 hrs (2 columns). (Registered 18 August 2014)
£500.  Hours: 1 hr (1 column). (Registered 11 September 2014)
Payments received from the Investors Chronicle magazine, for speaking at investment seminars. Address: Number One Southwark Bridge, London SE1 9HL:
£3,000 for speaking at two investment seminars; £1,500 each. Hours: 1 hr 50 mins each (including travel and preparation); 3 hrs 40 mins in total. (Registered 30 January 2014)
£210 received from the Telegraph, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0DT, for an article published on 7 July 2013. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 25 April 2014)
8. Land and Property
Two investment residential properties (one house, one flat) in London from which rental income is received. (Updated 5 December 2012)

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