Patrick Mercer

Former MP, Newark

Newark Conservative

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How Patrick Mercer voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted moderately for reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
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Patrick Mercer occasionally rebelled against their party in their last parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Ukraine 4 Mar 2014

    I have been visiting Crimea every year since 1992. This morning I was speaking to the parents of my godchild in Simferopol. They described the rapture with which the people of Crimea are greeting the Russian troops, but they are extremely concerned about the illegal, rough and appalling behaviour of the Cossack movement—not the Cossack people, but the Cossack movement. May I ask the...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Haass Talks 26 Feb 2014

    What impact does the Secretary of State believe the Downey decision will have on the Haass talks?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Afghanistan 10 Feb 2014

    The Secretary of State has wisely and correctly made reference to the national officer academy. Can he confirm that places will be offered to officers and officer cadets of neighbouring allied countries?

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Former Conservative MP for Newark

Entered House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

Left Parliament on 29 April 2014 — Resigned


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Topics of interest

  • Defence
  • Home Department
  • Transport
  • Health
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Terrorism
  • Iraq
  • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations
  • Afghanistan
  • Community Relations

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (18 Apr 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister (Homeland Security), Home Affairs (16 Dec 2005 to 9 Mar 2007)
  • Shadow Minister (Homeland Security), (Assisted By Shadow Law Officers) (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
  • Shadow Minister (Homeland Security), Home Affairs (6 Jul 2004 to 20 May 2005)
  • Member, Draft Civil Contingencies Bill (Joint Committee) (to 11 Jun 2004)
  • Shadow Minister (Homeland Security), Home, Constitutional & Legal Affairs (10 May 2004 to 6 Jul 2004)

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  • Has spoken in 11 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 27 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 58.03% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 24 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 102 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 256 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 28 Apr 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Fees for articles in:
Yorkshire Post (Up to £5,000). Address: Yorkshire Post Newspapers Ltd, PO Box 168, Wellington Street, Leeds LS1 1RF.
April 2013, £150 for commentary. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 17 May 2013)
Daily Express and Sunday Express, The Northern & Shell Building, 10 Lower Thames Street, London EC3R 6EN.
April 2013, £300 paid for commentary (Daily Express). Hours: 2.5 hrs. (Registered 17 May 2013)
April 2013, £150 paid for commentary (Sunday Express). Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 17 May 2013)
The Oldie, 65 Newman Street, London  W1T 3EG
March 2013, £175 paid for commentary. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 5 April 2013)
May 2013, £200 paid for book review. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 5 June 2013)
Military History Monthly, Lamb House, Church St, London W4 2PD
February 2014, £250 paid. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 10 March 2014)
March 2014, £250 paid. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 7 April 2014)
Daybreak TV (formerly GMTV) The London Television Centre, Upper Ground, London SE1 9TT,
March 2013, £150 for interview. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 5 April 2013)
Payments from Alistair Andrews Communications, 16 Old Queen Street, London SW1, for consultancy:
£2,000 received. Hours: 2 days. (Registered 28 May 2013)
£2,000 received. Hours: 2 days. (Registered 11 June 2013)
Payment of £2,000 from Tourist Company South, Simferopol, Ukraine, for lecturing for tour. Hours: 5 days. (Registered 5 June 2013)
Payments from Endeavour London Ltd, 21-31 Woodfield Road, London W9 2BA:
Payment of £1,442 for book royalties received. Hours: 60 hrs. (Registered 11 June 2013)
November 2013, payment of £399 for book royalties. No additional hours. (Registered 2 December 2013)
March 2014, payment of £480 for book royalties. No additional hours. (Registered 7 April 2014)
June 2013, payment of £200 from Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY, for opinion survey. Hours: 1.25 hrs. (Registered 3 July 2013)
July 2013, payment of £1,500 from The Air Squadron Limited, Hillside, Boot Street, Stonesfield, Witney OX29 8PX, for lecturing. Hours: 24 hrs. (Registered 2 August 2013)
Contract with Newsmax Media Inc, P O Box 20989, West Palm Beach, Florida 33416, for articles; expected to be approx one a month. (Registered 29 August 2013)
Payment of £150 for commentary. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 4 September 2013)
Payment of £1,200 from The Cultural Experience, 5/6 The Old Glove Factory, Bristol Road, Sherborne DT9 4HN, for lecturing for tour. Hours: 5 days. (Registered 6 January 2014)
Payment of £1,200 from Ian Fletcher Battlefield Tours, PO Box 112, Rochester, Kent, ME1 2EX, for lecturing on tour. Hours: 4 days. (Registered 14 February 2014)
Payment of £150 from the Scottish Military History Festival, The Tattoo Office, 32 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1QB, for lecturing. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 10 March 2014)
7. Overseas benefits and gifts
See my entry in Category 2.
8. Land and Property
House in London from which I derive rental income. (Registered 2 December 2013)

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