Richard Drax

MP, South Dorset

South Dorset Conservative

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  • Voted very strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords Details
  • Voted very strongly against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Details
  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Details
  • Voted strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Details
  • Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Details
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions Details

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Richard Drax

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 25 Mar 2015

    May I congratulate my right hon. Friend and the Department for Transport on their securing a 50 million rail infrastructure improvement scheme in South West Trains, which feeds my constituency? However, we still need better infrastructure—additional track; flyovers and power supply—if we are to get longer trains and faster journey times to Weymouth and Portland. Will he meet...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Falkland Islands Defence Review 24 Mar 2015

    Does my right hon. Friend agree that the aim of a deterrent is to have sufficient force to meet any threat? Nothing better exemplifies that point than the Falklands war itself, when the decision to save 16 million by withdrawing HMS Endurance led to a war costing billions of pounds and 255 British personnel.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Rural Payments Agency: Basic Payment Scheme 24 Mar 2015

    I welcome the extension of the deadline to 15 June. However, bearing in mind that too often deadlines are not met, can the Minister reassure me that our farmers will not be fined if they do not meet the deadline and that, whatever happens, the situation will be resolved before anyone talks about being fined, or of the country being fined, and will the European Union fine us if we do not meet...

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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

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 34 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 2 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • 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") 110 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 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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