Simon Hart

MP, Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire

Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire Conservative

Simon Hart’s voting in Parliament

Simon Hart is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

This is a selection of Simon Hart’s votes.

  • Almost always voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Generally voted against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes

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Simon Hart has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

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Profile

Conservative MP for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire

Entered the 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, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Sub-Committee (since 14 Oct 2015)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (since 8 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (3 Dec 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Political and Constitutional Reform Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 20 Jan 2014)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 13 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Simon Hart’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 10 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 84.82% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 2 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
  • 84 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Simon Hart’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 169 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 18 Apr 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
Until 31 October 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. (Registered 15 October 2012; updated 18 June 2013, 14 August 2014 and 10 December 2015)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for completing Parliamentary Panel Surveys:
£100 received in April 2015. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 04 June 2015)
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for completing Parliamentary Panel Surveys:
£75 received in April 2015. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 04 June 2015)
From 1 November 2015 until further notice, High Net Worth Consultant for the Countryside Alliance of 1 Spring Mews, Tinworth St, London SE11 5AN. I will receive £7,500 every quarter in return for a commitment of approximately 8 hrs a week. (Registered 10 December 2015)
Payments from Populus, Northburgh House, 10 Northburgh Street, London, EC1V 0AT, for completing opinion surveys:
March 2015, received £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 11 January 2016)
3 July 2015, received £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 11 January 2016)
13 August 2015, received £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 11 January 2016)
11 October 2015, received £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 11 January 2016)
20 October 2015, received £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 11 January 2016)
20 November 2015, received £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 11 January 2016)
22 December 2015, received £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 11 January 2016)
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for completing surveys:
26 January 2016, received £200. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 26 January 2016)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Landsker Business Club
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 20 October 2015)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Alexander Temerko
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £6,666.66

Date received: 22 February 2016

Date accepted: 22 February 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 02 March 2016)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: OGN Group
Address of donor: 7th Floor, 125 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1AR

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights £683.31, accommodation: £404; total £1,087.31

Destination of visit: Geneva

Date of visit: 1-5 September 2015

Purpose of visit: visiting dairy product manufacturers and suppliers.

(Registered 15 October 2015)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Abigail Kate Hart, as part-time Office Manager.

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