Richard Drax

MP, South Dorset

South Dorset Conservative

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How Richard Drax voted
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  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
  • Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
  • Voted very strongly against removing hereditary peers from the House of LordsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails

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Richard Drax quite often rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Petitions: Navitus Bay Wind Farm 9 Jul 2014

    Will the Minister give way?
  • Petitions: Navitus Bay Wind Farm 9 Jul 2014

    I am incredulous about what the Minister has just said. If Navitus Bay has paid for the assessment, how on earth can it be independent?
  • Petitions: Navitus Bay Wind Farm 9 Jul 2014

    The site was chosen because it is the closest to land, and it is all about the money. The other sites are far further out and would cost the company many millions of pounds more. Whatever negotiations we enter, there is no way it will change its mind.

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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

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  • Has spoken in 23 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 2 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 73.01% 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") 90 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 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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