Richard Drax

MP, South Dorset

South Dorset Conservative

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How Richard Drax voted
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  • Voted very strongly against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted moderately against more EU integration Source
  • Voted very strongly for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted very strongly for university tuition fees Source
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Richard Drax quite often rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Backbench Business: Repeal of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 23 Oct 2014

    I do not agree with the Minister on that last point. Our country has faced far greater dangers than the ones we faced in 2010, yet we saw no need to change our constitution on those occasions.
  • Backbench Business: Repeal of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 23 Oct 2014

    It is a pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Harwich and North Essex (Mr Jenkin): his was one of the many excellent speeches given in the past two hours. I am grateful to the Backbench Business Committee for granting this debate and to my co-sponsor, my hon. Friend the Member for Gainsborough (Sir Edward Leigh), for joining me. I am also grateful to those Opposition Members who...
  • Backbench Business: Repeal of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 23 Oct 2014

    I refer to the quote of Lord Waddington, mentioned by my hon. Friend the Member for Stone (Sir William Cash): “Is it better for a government unable to govern to go to the country to try to obtain a new mandate or for the same government to spend their time fixing up deals in which the unfortunate electorate”— the voters out there— has no say whatsoever?...The people...

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Conservative MP for South Dorset

Entered 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

Currently held offices

  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 28 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 2 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 72.66% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 101 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.

1. Directorships
Morden Estates Company Limited, The Estate Office, Charborough Park, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 7EN; property company that manages a number of family-owned properties.
8. Land and Property
Woodlands, farmland, residential and commercial property from which rental income is received, mainly in Dorset but one residential property in London and one commercial property in Hampshire; some are direct interests, others in family trusts.
9. Shareholdings
(a) Morden Estates Company Ltd, property management company (see 1 above)
(a) Abbotts Court Farm Company (Holdings) Limited, holding company for a farming business.

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