Philip Davies

MP, Shipley

Shipley Conservative

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How Philip Davies voted
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  • Voted moderately against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted strongly against university tuition fees Source
  • Voted strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords 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 a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
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Philip Davies quite often rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Clause 1 — Expulsion and Suspension of members of the House of Lords 27 Feb 2015

    My hon. Friend is right. He anticipates my remarks, because amendment 20 is one I want to comment on, but I have not quite got to it yet. If he will show his customary patience, I will comment on it, but he is absolutely right. I commend my right hon. Friend the Member for Banbury for amendment 15, which seeks to remove some of the uncertainty that will be introduced by the Bill. He is...
  • Clause 1 — Expulsion and Suspension of members of the House of Lords 27 Feb 2015

    My hon. Friend is right. He shows why the Bill is unnecessary and perhaps dangerous. He returns me to my initial fear, which is that people will be expelled for doing things that do not warrant expulsion, just because the tide of public opinion has gone in a different direction. In an intervention, I mentioned tax avoidance. Somebody might have taken part in activities that were perfectly...
  • Clause 1 — Expulsion and Suspension of members of the House of Lords 27 Feb 2015

    My hon. Friend is absolutely right, and he highlights potential unintended consequences of the Bill—it could be a useful vehicle for people to use in future for purposes that were never envisaged. People can scoff and pooh-pooh the points that are being made, but who knows what decisions people might want to come to in the future and how they might use the Bill as a Trojan horse to...

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Conservative MP for Shipley

Entered House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Justice
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Treasury
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Borders: Personal Records
  • Sentencing
  • Departmental Equality
  • Departmental Carbon Emissions
  • Prisoners' Release

Currently held offices

  • Member, Panel of Chairs
  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Privacy and Injunctions (Joint Committee) (14 Jul 2011 to 12 Mar 2012)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (29 Jun 2010 to 1 May 2012)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (13 Mar 2007 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons (12 Mar 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Culture, Media & Sport Committee (3 Mar 2006 to 11 May 2010)

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  • Has spoken in 135 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 402 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 79.92% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 52 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 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") 1058 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Feb 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Surveys completed for ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA:
Received payment of £75 for participation in a Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 13 March 2014)
Received payment of £75 for participation in the February-March 2014 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 28 April 2014)
Received payment of £75 for participation in the April 2014 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 40 mins. (Registered 11 June 2014)
Received payment of £75 for participation in the May-June 2014 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 40 mins. (Registered 8 August 2014)
Received payment of £75 for participation in the July 2014 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 8 October 2014)
Received payment of £75 for participation in the October 2014 Parliamentary Panel Survey. Hours: 40 mins. (Registered 2 December 2014)
Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY:
Received payment of £200 for taking part in survey. Hours: 90 mins. (Registered 8 October 2014)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone St, London EC1Y 8RT, for opinion surveys.
Received £80 for survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 11 June 2014)
Payment of £500 from The Sun, 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF, for an (unpublished) article. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 15 December 2014)
4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by my party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Butterfield Sign Service Ltd
(a) Address of donor: 174 Sunbridge Road, Bradford, BD1 2RZ
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
(a) Donor status: company, registration 01283914
(a) (Registered 7 November 2014)
(b) Support in the capacity as an MP:
(b) Name of donor: Gala Leisure Ltd
(b) Address of donor: New Castle House, Castle Boulevard,
(b) Nottingham NG7 1FT
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
(b) Date of receipt: 7 October 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 7 October 2014
(b) Donor status: company, registration 00794943
(b) (Registered 7 November 2014)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Name of donor: Coral (part of Gala Coral Group)
Address of donor: One Stratford Place, Montfitchet Road, London E20 1EJ
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: hospitality at Cheltenham Races; value £350
Date of receipt of donation: 12 March 2014
Date of acceptance of donation: 12 March 2014
Donor status: company, registration 7254686
(Registered 7 July 2014, together with donations of 20 June and 5 July 2014)
Name of donor: Coral (part of Gala Coral Group)
Address of donor: One Stratford Place, Montfitchet Road, London E20 1EJ
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: hospitality at Royal Ascot and Coral-Eclipse, valued at £400 and £300 respectively
Date of receipt of donation: 20 June and 5 July 2014
Date of acceptance of donation: 20 June and 5 July 2014
Donor status: company, registration 7254686
(Registered 7 July 2014, together with donation of 12 March 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Saudi Arabia)
Address of donor: c/o Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, 30-32 Charles St, London W1J 5DZ
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £5,292
Destination of visit: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Date of visit: 16-20 February 2014
Purpose of visit: all party parliamentary delegation at the invitation of the Shura Council, to meet the Deputy Speaker, Foreign Affairs Committee, Second Deputy Premier, government ministers and Governor of the Saudi Arabia Monetary Authority. Also to visit King Saud University to discuss collaboration with UK universities on de-radicalisation.
(Registered 17 March 2014)
Name of donor: British Fur Trade Association (BFTA)
Address of donor: Brookstone House, 6 Elthorne Road, London N19 4AG
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): travel, accommodation and food costs for two persons, at a cost of £1,202.30
Destination of visit: Copenhagen, Denmark
Date of visit: 11-13 April 2014
Purpose of visit: to gain a better understanding of the fur trade.
(Registered 9 May 2014)
8. Land and Property
Flat in London from which rental income is received. (Registered 18 September 2012)

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