Richard Drax

MP, South Dorset

South Dorset Conservative

Richard Drax’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Richard Drax sometimes differs from their party collegues, such as:

  • Richard Drax consistently voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes
  • Richard Drax consistently voted against allowing marriage between two people of same sex, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Richard Drax occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Euro Area 21 Jul 2015

    My right hon. Friend the Member for Wokingham made the point that we should not get in the way, because things are going down a path that he rightly identified as the correct one under the circumstances. Perhaps I am being naive, but should we not be screaming from the rooftops, “Stop,” for all the reasons my hon. Friend the Member for South Thanet (Craig Mackinlay) has just...
  • Euro Area 21 Jul 2015

    I congratulate my right hon. Friend on securing this wonderful debate. His speech highlights to me and many others just what a disaster the eurozone is. On that issue and the plight of Greece, does he agree that the more the disaster unfurls, the more the eurozone tries to patch things together? Now, we have news of a eurozone parliament. That is exactly the sort of thing that my right hon....
  • Isil: Topical Questions 13 Jul 2015

    While I warmly welcome the 2% of GDP we have committed to spending on defence, which is excellent news, we must not be complacent, because although the quality of what we are ordering is brilliant, for future events—perhaps, God forbid, a serious and more widespread conflict—we are still down on the quantity.

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Conservative MP for South Dorset

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Defence
  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Health
  • Aircraft Carriers
  • General Practitioners
  • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control
  • Arrest Warrants
  • Syria

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (2 Nov 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency


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  • Has spoken in 43 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 4 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 96.23% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 15–16 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 96 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Richard Drax’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 117 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Jul 2015.


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