John Hemming

MP, Birmingham, Yardley

Birmingham, Yardley Liberal Democrat

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  • Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
  • Voted very strongly for university tuition feesDetails
  • Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
  • Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails
  • Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails

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John Hemming sometimes rebelled against their party in this parliament

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Liberal Democrat MP for Birmingham, Yardley

Entered House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election


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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Trade and Industry
  • Treasury
  • Justice
  • Home Department
  • Departments: Ministerial Red Boxes
  • Children in Care
  • Predictive Diallers
  • Special Advisers
  • Children: Protection

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Draft Deregulation Bill (Joint Committee) (10 Jul 2013 to 11 Dec 2013)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (10 Jun 2013 to 14 May 2014)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (12 Jun 2012 to 25 Apr 2013)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (29 Jun 2010 to 1 May 2012)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (5 Feb 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Draft Legal ServicesBill (Joint Committee) (3 Aug 2006 to 27 Apr 2007)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (4 May 2006 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)

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  • Has spoken in 29 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 29 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 89.20% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above 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.
  • 142 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on John Hemming’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 221 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

1. Remunerated directorships
JHC plc, of 78 Alcester Road, Birmingham B13 8BB; software.
Unremunerated director of JHC Systems Ltd, of 1 Temple Row, Birmingham B2 5LG (software) (Updated 14 May 2014)
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
I am Senior Partner of JHC (aka John Hemming and Company) LLP, of 1 Temple Row, Birmingham B2 5LG; a software house.
Senior Partner in MarketNet and Music Mercia International (part of John Hemming Trading, 78 Alcester Road, Birmingham B13 8BB).
John Hemming has two self-employed sources of revenue outside parliament: JHC (John Hemming & Co) LLP for which he had a taxable profit of £183,254 in 2012-13 and John Hemming Trading for which he had a profit of £3,867 in 2012-13.  The time taken was under 100 hours for that year. (Registered 3 March 2014)
4. Sponsorships
The salary of a member of my staff was paid by Birmingham City Council until June 2013 (Updated 13 September 2013)
8. Land and Property
Two flats in London, from one of which rental income is received.
Property in Birmingham which is used as a house and office, and from which rental income is received. (Updated 15 May 2014)
Farmland and woodland in Devon (from which rental income was received) until January 2014. (Updated 28 February 2014)
9. Registrable shareholdings
(a) JHC plc; software
(a) JHC LLP; software
(a) John Hemming Trading Ltd
(a) JHC Systems Ltd; software (Registered 28 February 2014; updated 14 May 2014)
(b) RBS
(b) Irish Life (until May 2014) (updated 12 May 2014)
(b) Lloyds Bank (Registered 9 December 2011)
(b) BP, until October 2013(Registered 30 July 2012; updated 18 October 2013)
(b) Total (until May 2014) (Registered 30 July 2012; updated 12 May 2014)
(b) Statoil (until May 2014) (Registered 30 July 2012; updated 12 May 2014)
(b) Shell (Registered 30 July 2012)
(b) Co-Op Bank (until May 2014)(Registered 4 June 2013; updated 12 May 2014))
(b) Barclays Bank plc (Registered 28 February 2014)
(b) Santander (Registered 9 April 2014)
(b) Amlin plc (insurance) (Registered 12 May 2014)
(b) National Accident Repair Services (Registered 12 May 2014)
11. Miscellaneous
Partner and director of JHC LLP; software.

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