Quite often rebels against their party in this parliament
How Richard Drax voted on key issues
- Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted very strongly against equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted very strongly against restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Has never voted on a smoking banDetails
- Voted moderately against more EU integrationDetails
- Voted very strongly for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted very strongly for fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted very strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted very strongly for reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
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I congratulate my right hon. Friend and the Foreign Secretary on all they have done. As I see it, the key is the port of Sebastopol. If Ukraine continues to look to the west, how do we square that circle with the Russians, who have concerns about its use and access to the Mediterranean?
I congratulate my right hon. Friend and his Committee on producing what is, I must say, really rather a disturbing report, certainly from my perspective. He talks about Army 2020 as a radical vision, but I am still not quite clear whether he believes it is radically good or radically bad. The report says that the Committee members have “considerable doubts” as to whether Army 2020...
The world is becoming increasingly unstable, and this latest example to world peace is a classic case. Does the Foreign Secretary agree that our Government and country must rethink the funding of our armed forces to ensure we have the ships, and the Royal Navy, the Army and the Air Force, to meet potential threats in the future? I do not hint for one minute that we should go to war in this...
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Conservative MP for South Dorset
Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Aircraft Carriers
- General Practitioners
- Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control
- Arrest Warrants
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- Has spoken in 27 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 72.08% 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") 82 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 24 Feb 2014.
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.
(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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