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.

However, Ian Liddell-Grainger sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Ian Liddell-Grainger generally voted against allowing marriage between two people of same sex, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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

Recent appearances

  • Chief Constable Dismissal Procedures 29 Oct 2015

    The Minister knows me well enough to know that I will speak very bluntly about this case. The PCC has promoted a senior officer who released a letter as a superintendent. He basically stabbed his boss in the back and then turned up as a senior commander in Somerset. What confidence can we have when we have a badger cull, Hinkley Point, serious flooding two years ago and a man who quite...
  • Chief Constable Dismissal Procedures 29 Oct 2015

    It is even worse than that. The chief superintendent’s letter did the damage. The man who signed it was Chief Superintendent Wylie, who suddenly then became promoted to be the commander in Somerset. I am sorry, but that is too much of a coincidence. This is worse than anything that Chief Constable Gargan did. This is completely out of hand.
  • Business of the House 29 Oct 2015

    Devolution is obviously something we all aspire to, and my county and the districts of Somerset certainly want to embrace it. One of the problems, however, is the lack of understanding of what we can and cannot do with devolution and of the way in which we can embrace it to make sure that the money follows it from the centre. It is fantastic and we want to do it. May we have time to debate...

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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


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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

Currently held offices

  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (since 20 Jul 2015)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (since 20 Jul 2015)
  • Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (since 1 Jul 2015)

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 (Select Committee) (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint 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 — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well 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 77.27% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 229 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Nov 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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