Richard Drax

MP, South Dorset

South Dorset Conservative

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How Richard Drax voted
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  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted moderately against more EU integration Source
  • Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted very strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
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Richard Drax quite often rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Opposition Day — [13th Allotted Day]: Trident Renewal 20 Jan 2015

    On the Ukraine example, the nuclear deterrent is going to ensure, as it has done for many years, that any war—God forbid we have one—is conventional, not nuclear. Ukraine could turn nasty, as Mr Gorbachev was warning only the other day, so we need the ultimate deterrent to fight a war—if we ever need to—at a conventional level, not a nuclear one.
  • Phone and Broadband Coverage (Herefordshire) 6 Jan 2015

    Dorset has a problem similar to that in Herefordshire. In the Select Committee on Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, we took evidence the other day from a senior director from BT, and from listening to him or reading the transcript we get the impression that all is dandy. Will the Minister put more pressure on BT to meet those targets? If we listen to BT, those targets are going to be met,...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 17 Dec 2014

    Thank you, Mr Speaker. [Interruption.]

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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 30 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 3 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 71.95% 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") 103 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jan 2015.

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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