Derek Conway

Former MP, Old Bexley and Sidcup

Old Bexley and Sidcup Independent

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  • Voted very strongly for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Details
  • Voted moderately against more EU integration Details
  • Voted strongly against university tuition fees Details
  • Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Details
  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Details
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Details

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Derek Conway

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Former Independent MP for Old Bexley and Sidcup

Entered House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election

Changed party from Conservative on 29 Jan 2008

Also represented Shrewsbury and Atcham


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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Work and Pensions
  • Transport
  • Home Department
  • Western Sahara: Asylum
  • Sugar Regime
  • Workstep
  • Queen Mary's Hospital Trust
  • Sidcup
  • Hospitals: Greater London

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Chairmen's Panel Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 19 Feb 2008)
  • Member, Administration Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Defence Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 18 Jan 2006)
  • Chairman, Accommodation and works Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Chairmen's Panel Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Finance & Services Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)

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  • Has spoken in 0 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 10 written questions in the last year — 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 11.16% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — well below 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.
  • 47 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 180 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Presenter of 'Epilogue' book review show on Press TV (October 2008-20 May 2009). (Up to £5,000)
Imafilm, Westgate House, London, W5 1YY.
20 July 2009, received £1,000 for presenting two television programmes. Hours: 6hrs. (Registered 10 September 2009)
10<SUP> August 2009, received £1,000 for presenting two television programmes. Hours: 6hrs. (Registered 14 September 2009)
30 October 2009, received £1000 for presenting two television programmes. Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 24 November 2009)
22 December 2009, received £1,000 for presenting two television programmes. Hours: 6hrs. (Registered 22 January 2010)
13 January 2010, received £1,000 for presenting two television programmes. Hours: 6hrs. (Registered 22 January 2010)
20 February 2010, received interview fee of £150 from Ipsos MORI. Address: 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY. Time: 45 mins. (Registered 1 April 2010)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: OCP Group
Address of donor: 2-4 Rue Al Abtal, Hay Erraha, Casablanca 20200, Morocco.
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): airfare (£328.96) and hotel (£440.91). Total: £769.87.
Destination of visit: Rabat, Morocco
Date of visit: 21-24 March 2010
Purpose of visit: to attend the Royal United Services' Institute Euro-Mediterranean Security Conference.
(Registered 7 April 2010)

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