Charles Hendry

Former MP, Wealden

Wealden Conservative

A selection of Charles Hendry's votes

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  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Details
  • Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Details
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Details
  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Details
  • Voted strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Details
  • Voted strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs Details

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Charles Hendry occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Elections for Positions in the House: Backbench Business — Valedictory Debate 26 Mar 2015

    Thank you for that guidance, Mr Speaker, and I shall endeavour to show that consideration. This is for me where the journey ends—a journey that started when I was an 11-year-old and met Sir Geoffrey Johnson-Smith, the MP where I grew up, and said to my parents that that was what I should like to do one day. I was incredibly fortunate some decades later to be selected as the candidate to...
  • Infrastructure Bill [Lords]: New Clause 15 — Advice on likely impact of onshore petroleum on the carbon budget 26 Jan 2015

    My hon. Friend is talking about the extent to which we are increasingly dependent on imports. By 2030, probably 75% of our gas will be from imports. Does that not make the case for our doing more now on gas storage, as set out in new clauses 10 and 11? It takes more than five years to build such facilities, and our vulnerability is increasing all the time.
  • Written Answers — HM Treasury: Insurance: EU Law 9 Jan 2015

    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost has been to the UK of the EU's Solvency II Initiative to date; and what recent estimate he has made of the cost of full implementation of that initiative.

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Former Conservative MP for Wealden

Entered House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

Left Parliament on 30 March 2015 — General election

Also represented High Peak

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Topics of interest

  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Education and Skills
  • Trade and Industry
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Connexions
  • Departmental Websites
  • Renewable Energy
  • Training Courses
  • Postal Services

Other offices held in the past

  • The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change (13 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee (19 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister (Energy and Climate Change) (6 Oct 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister (Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) (8 Dec 2005 to 6 Oct 2008)
  • Shadow Minister (Higher Education and Intellectual Property) (10 May 2005 to 8 Dec 2005)
  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (8 Dec 2003 to 14 Jun 2004)
  • Deputy Chair, Conservative Party (1 Jul 2003 to 1 Jul 2005)
  • Shadow Minister (Children, Young People and Families) (1 Jun 2002 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jun 2001 to 1 Jun 2002)
  • Vice-Chair, Conservative Party (1 Jul 1995 to 1 Jul 1997)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (16 Nov 1994 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 24 Mar 1995)

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  • Has spoken in 6 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year — below 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 70.46% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 16 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.
  • 138 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 587 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

1. Directorships
Bombo Ltd; a business consultancy, of 21 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3HH. (Registered 23 September 2014)
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
From 4 February 2013, Non-executive Chairman of Forewind Ltd, an offshore wind development company. Address: Davidson House, Forbury Square, Reading RG1 3EU. Annual salary of £48,000 for one day per month. (Registered 6 February 2013)
31 March 2014, received £4,000 for March 2014.  Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 28 April 2014)
30 April 2014, received £4,000 for April 2014.  Hours: 11 hrs. (Registered 29 May 2014)
30 May 2014, received £4,000 for May 2014.  Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 16 June 2014)
30 June 2014, received £4,000 for June 2014.  Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 25 July 2014)
31 July 2014, received £4,000 for July 2014.  Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 29 August 2014)
28 August 2014, received £4,000 for August 2014.  Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 29 August 2014)
30 September 2014, received £4,000 for September 2014.  Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 21 October 2014)
31 October 2014, received £4,000 for October 2014.  Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 26 November 2014)
28 November 2014, received £4,000 for November 2014.  Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 13 January 2015)
31 December 2014, received £4,000 for December 2014.  Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 13 January 2015)
30 January 2015, received £4,000 for January 2015.  Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 24 February 2015)
27 February 2015, received £4,000 for February 2015.  Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 23 March 2015)
From 18 June 2013, Senior Adviser to Atlantic Superconnection Corporation (formerly Atlantic Supergrid Corporation Ltd), a company researching the scope for a transmission cable between Iceland and the UK/continental Europe.Address: Vestry House, Laurence Pountney Hill, London EC4R 0EH.  Annual income of £18,000 for one and half days per month. (Registered 18 June 2013, updated 25 July 2014)
4 March 2014, received £1,500 for March 2014.  Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 31 March 2014)
1 April 2014, received £1,500 for April 2014.  Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 28 April 2014)
1 May 2014, received £1,500 for May 2014.  Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 29 May 2014)
2 June 2014, received £1,500 for June 2014.  Hours: 14 hrs. (Registered 27 June 2014)
1 July 2014, received £1,500 for July 2014.  Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 25 July 2014)
From 1 February 2014, consultant to Vitol Group, an energy trading and service company. Address: Belgrave House, 76 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9TQ. Annual remuneration: £60,000, for one and a half days per month. (Registered 20 February 2014)
27 March 2014, received £5,000 for February 2014.  Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 8 April 2014)
9 May 2014, received £5,000 for April 2014.  Hours: 7 hrs. (Registered 29 May 2014)
29 April 2014, received £5,000 for March 2014.  Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 2 June 2014, updated 16 June 2014)
26 June 2014, received £5,000 for May 2014.  Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 25 July 2014)
9 July 2014, received £5,000 for June 2014.  Hours: 10 hrs. (Registered 29 August 2014)
28 August 2014, received £5,000 for July 2014.  Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 29 August 2014)
24 September 2014, received £5,000 for August 2014.  Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 21 October 2014)
14 March 2014, received £500 from the University of Cambridge, 10 Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1QA, for lecture at the Centre for Science and Policy. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 9 April 2014)
3. Clients
Of Bombo Ltd:
Atlantic Superconnection (listed under Category 2 above):
27 August 2014, received £3,000 for work undertaken in the months of August and September 2014. Hours: 10 hrs. (Registered 23 September 2014)
14 October 2014, received £1,500 for work undertaken in the month of October 2014. Hours: 12 hrs. (Registered 3 November 2014)
6 November 2014, received £1,500 for work undertaken in the month of November 2014. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 26 November 2014)
3 December 2014, received £1,500 for work undertaken in the month of December 2014. Hours: 10 hrs. (Registered 13 January 2015)
6 January 2015, received £1,500 for work undertaken in the month of January 2015. Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 24 February 2015)
6 February 2015, received £1,500 for work undertaken in the month of February 2015. Hours: 12 hrs. (Registered 23 March 2015)
Vitol Group (listed under Category 2 above):
29 October 2014, received £5,000 for work undertaken in the month of September 2014. Hours: 12 hrs. (Registered 26 November 2014)
3 November 2014, received £5,000 for work undertaken in the month of October 2014. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 26 November 2014)
9 December 2014, received £5,000 for work undertaken in the month of November 2014. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 13 January 2015)
27 January 2015, received £5,000 for work undertaken in the month of December 2014. Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 24 February 2015)
27 January 2015, received £5,000 for work undertaken in the month of January 2015. Hours: 7 hrs. (Registered 24 February 2015)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Name of donor: BP plc
Address of donor: 1 St James’s Square, London SW1Y 4PD
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Attendance at sporting events and closing ceremony at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow; accommodation and hospitality for my wife and myself: £1,000
Date of receipt of donation: 2-3 August 2014
Date of acceptance of donation: 2-3 August 2014
Donor status: company, registration 102498
(Registered 29 August 2014)
8. Land and Property
Residential property and agricultural land in Scotland, jointly owned with my wife, from which rental income is received. Forestry in Scotland from which occasional income is received. (Registered 16 April 2012)
9. Shareholdings
(a) Bombo Ltd; business consultancy. (Registered 23 September 2014)
11. Miscellaneous
Unremunerated Visiting Professor at the University of Edinburgh Business School and Academy of Government (effective from 26 November 2012).  (Registered 13 December 2012)
President of the charity, National Energy Action (effective from 17 January 2013). This is an unremunerated position. (Registered 7 February 2013)
Trustee of the charity, The British Institute of Energy Economics (effective from 1 April 2014). This is an unremunerated position. (Registered 1 April 2014)

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