Ian Liddell-Grainger

MP, Bridgwater and West Somerset

Bridgwater and West Somerset Conservative

Ian Liddell-Grainger’s voting in Parliament

Ian Liddell-Grainger is a Conservative MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

This is a selection of Ian Liddell-Grainger’s votes.

  • Consistently voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Almost always voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
  • Generally voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes

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Ian Liddell-Grainger never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • South-West England (Long-Term Economic Plan) 8 Jul 2015

    We are about the start the largest infrastructure project in Europe: Hinkley Point C. The Minister and the Government have been very helpful in that. One of the most important things we have realised is that “learning and skills” is not synonymous with Somerset, Devon, Cornwall, Wiltshire or anywhere else in the south-west. Surely, we should be spending more in further and...
  • Petitions: Ending violence against children 7 Jul 2015

    I am delighted and indebted to Minehead Middle School in my constituency for this petition. It has collected more than 200 postcards. The petition states: The petition of residents of the UK, Declares that the petitioners support Unicef’s campaign to end violence against children; further that the petitioners note that not all children have the opportunity to speak and therefore need...
  • Business of the House 2 Jul 2015

    We had the good news this week that 4G is to be rolled out across Dartmoor and Exmoor. The bad news is that the second phase of this work by the BT monopoly has gone the way of the dodo in Somerset and Devon. This is happening not just there, but across Great Britain. I support the view of my right hon. Friend the Member for Sutton Coldfield (Mr Mitchell) that we need Government time in this...

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Conservative MP for Bridgwater and West Somerset

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

Also represented Bridgwater

Expenses

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Topics of interest

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Treasury
  • Defence
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Paye
  • Parrett Catchment Project
  • Musgrove Park Hospital Taunton
  • Asylum Seekers
  • Probation Service

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (18 Nov 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (18 Dec 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Crossrail Bill Committee (5 Dec 2005 to 13 Nov 2007)
  • Member, Constitutional Affairs Committee (13 Jul 2005 to 5 Nov 2007)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (15 Dec 2003 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (2 Dec 2002 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Public Administration Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 6 May 2010)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 19 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions 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 90.57% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 23 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 14–15 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 146 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Ian Liddell-Grainger’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 225 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Aug 2015.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: (1) Vietnam Airlines, London office (2) Fund for Economic Activities in Support of Economic Development (3) local authorities in Vietnam
Address of donor: (1) 4th floor, University House, 11-13 Lower Grosvenor Place, London SW1W 0EN; (2), 7 Chu Va An St, Hanoi, Vietnam

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £1,360, comprising (1) flights costing £650, and a further £710 for accommodation and meals, which was shared equally between donors (2) and (3)

Destination of visit: Vietnam

Date of visit: 10-16 December 2011

Purpose of visit: to gain greater familiarity with the current socio-economic development of Vietnam and go contribute to improving relations between Vietnam and the UK in my capacity as chair of the Vietnam APG.

(Registered 30 March 2015)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Jill Liddell-Grainger, as Parliamentary Assistant.

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