Richard Drax

MP, South Dorset

South Dorset Conservative

Richard Drax’s voting in Parliament

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

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

  • 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 has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Policing and Crime Bill: statutory duty on flooding 26 Apr 2016

    I am most grateful to the Minister for giving way. I think that he misunderstood me: I was not saying that a PCC should or should not be a police officer. Some are, and some are not. I was saying that I had concerns about the powers that they have to appoint and sack police officers, who may have had 25 or 30 years’ experience. I think that that role should be left to the Home Office...
  • Policing and Crime Bill: statutory duty on flooding 26 Apr 2016

    My hon. Friend is making an excellent speech. I have a couple of observations. First, I was not happy with the politicisation of the police force. It was wrong that we should have Labour or anyone else as PCCs. That worries me. Secondly, does my hon. Friend agree that there is potential for conflict between the PCC and the chief constable? In some cases the PCC is a former policeman, but PCCs...

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Profile

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

Currently held offices

  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (since 15 Jul 2015)

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 52 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Richard Drax’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 3 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 82.49% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 146 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 18 Apr 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
Director of Morden Estates Company Limited, The Estate Office, Charborough Park, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 7EN; property company that manages a number of family-owned properties. Since 1 October 2014, accommodation at a property in Dorset has been provided to me with an annual value of £47,500 per annum. I received no other remuneration from this company. Hours: approx. 10 hrs per week. (Updated 5 June 2015)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: I B Bowerman
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 05 June 2015)
6. Land and property: (i) value over £100,000 (ii) rental income of over £10,000 a year
Woodlands, farmland, residential and commercial property, including land used for renewable energy projects in Dorset. Some income received directly, some received via family trusts either to me or to family members: (i) and (ii). (Updated 5 June 2015)
A residential property in London: (i).
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Morden Estates Company Ltd; property management company (see category 1 above).
Abbotts Court Farm Company (Holdings) Limited; holding company for family businesses.
AMF Co Holdings Ltd; holding company for family businesses. (Registered 05 June 2015)

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