Simon Hart

MP, Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire

Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire Conservative

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How Simon Hart voted
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  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted very strongly for university tuition fees Source
  • Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
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Simon Hart hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • [Mr James Gray in the Chair] — Backbench business — Animal Welfare (Non-stun Slaughter) 23 Feb 2015

    I place on the record my complete support for what my hon. Friend is attempting to do. Perhaps he could, though, use this debate to draw a distinction between the expressions “cruelty” and “suffering”. The former is often assigned to human behaviour and the latter is a more measurable impact on the animals themselves. The House does not have a particularly good record...
  • Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Travellers: Caravan Sites 23 Feb 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to publish a response to its consultation entitled Planning and travellers: proposed changes to planning policy and guidance, published on 14 September 2014.
  • National Grid (Montgomeryshire) 4 Feb 2015

    I have listened to many passionate speeches by my hon. Friend. From what he is saying, is it any wonder that members of the public have lost confidence in institutions such as National Grid? They have even lost confidence in MPs and Assembly Members because of this kind of story.

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Conservative MP for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire

Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Work and Pensions
  • Home Department
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Health
  • Departmental Regulation
  • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control
  • Squirrels
  • Broadband
  • Work Capability Assessment: Appeals

Currently held offices

  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (since 3 Dec 2012)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Political and Constitutional Reform Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 20 Jan 2014)

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  • Has spoken in 23 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 40 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 83.45% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 2 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 153 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Mar 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments received as Trustee of the Sundorne Estate. Payments for administration and attending meetings made by Balfours, Windsor House, Windsor Place, Shrewsbury SY1 2BY.
£895 received in November 2014. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 8 December 2014)
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for completing Parliamentary Panel Surveys:
£75 received in March 2014.  Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 13 March 2014)
£75 received in April 2014.  Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 1 May 2014)
£75 received in June 2014.  Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 18 June 2014)
£75 received in July 2014.  Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 20 August 2014)
£75 received in September 2014.  Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 16 October 2014)
£75 received in November 2014.  Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 4 December 2014)
£75 received in February 2015.  Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 26 February 2015)
Outdoor education consultant to the Countryside Alliance, 367 Kennington Road, London SE11 4PT, for which I receive a fee of £5,000 per quarter for 6 hours per week. Contract renewed for 1 June 2014 to 31 May 2015. (£15,001 - £20,000)(Registered 15 October 2012; updated 18 June 2013, updated 14 August 2014)
Quarterly payment of £5,000, received 14 July 2014.  Hours: 78 hrs. (Registered 13 August 2014)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for completing Parliamentary Panel Surveys:
£80 received in June 2014.  Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 10 June 2014)
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY, for completing surveys:
September 2014, received payment of £200.  Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 16 October 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: Mr David Lowes
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 17 June 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Johan Christofferson
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 11 August 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Offshore Group Newcastle Ltd
(a) Address of donor: OGN House, Hadrian Way, NE 28 6HL
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000
(a) Donor status: company, registration 06390883
(a) (Registered 22 September 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Johan Christofferson
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 2 February 2015)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Name of donor: JTI UK
Address of donor: Members Hill, Brooklands Road, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 0QU
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets to the Chelsea Flower Show at a value of £702 each, total £1,404
Date of receipt of donation: 14 May 2014
Date of acceptance of donation: 20 May 2014
Donor status: company, registration 01501573
(Registered 28 May 2014)

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