Hugo Swire

MP, East Devon

East Devon Conservative

Hugo Swire’s voting in Parliament

Hugo Swire is a Conservative MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Hugo Swire sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Hugo Swire generally voted for laws to promote equality and human rights, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Hugo Swire never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Burma: Foreign Relations 26 Nov 2015

    Burma’s constitution establishes a long delay between the election and the formation of a new government, which is due to take place in March 2016. The Prime Minister, my Rt. Hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Mr Cameron), called Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on 10 November to offer continued political and economic support for the people of Burma. We will of course keep in close contact on a...
  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Nepal: Borders 26 Nov 2015

    I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 9 November 2015 (PQ 15614). In addition to this answer, I discussed the blockage at the border with the Indian Foreign Secretary during the visit of Prime Minister Modi to the United Kingdom.
  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Nepal: Human Rights 26 Nov 2015

    We note the milestone represented by the new Nepalese Constitution and welcome the adoption of 31 different rights, which include rights for women and Dalits. However, we are concerned about discrimination against women in the citizenship provisions and the violence which followed the adoption of the Constitution. We welcome progress on Nepal’s implementation of the recommendations made...

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Conservative MP for East Devon

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


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Topics of interest

  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Health
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Olympic Games: Greater London
  • National Lottery
  • Casinos
  • London Olympics
  • Gambling

Currently held offices

  • The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (since 6 Sep 2012)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office (13 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Chair, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (11 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (10 May 2005 to 3 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport) (1 Jan 2004 to 10 May 2005)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jun 2003 to 1 Jun 2004)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (2 Dec 2002 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (11 Jul 2001 to 11 Jul 2005)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 21 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 79.55% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 8 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above 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.
  • 98 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Hugo Swire’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 461 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Nov 2015.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Sir Adrian Swire, DL
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Date received: 16 April 2015

Date accepted: 16 April 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 04 June 2015)
Name of donor: John Lewis OBE
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Date received: 26 March 2015

Date accepted: 26 March 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 04 June 2015)
Name of donor: JCB Research
Address of donor: Lakeside Works, Rocester, Uttoxeter, Staffs

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Date received: 17 April 2015

Date accepted: 17 April 2015

Donor status: company (registration number: 00682651)

(Registered 04 June 2015)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Alexandra (Sasha) Swire, as Senior Researcher/Parliamentary Assistant.

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