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Conservative MP for Torridge and West Devon
- Entered Parliament on 5 May 2005 — General election
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- Topics of interest
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Geoffrey Cox voted on key issues:
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Has never voted on a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted strongly against more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Health, Trade and Industry, Communities and Local Government, Justice
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Dentistry, Turbines: Health Hazards, Secure Training Centres: Restraint Techniques, Environmental Stewardship Scheme, Peninsular Power Ltd.
(based on written questions asked by Geoffrey Cox and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Law Commission Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Serious Crime Bill Committee (4 out of 9)
- Fraud Bill Committee (3 out of 3)
- Written Answers — Energy and Climate Change: Wind Power (23 Apr 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many accidents related to wind turbines have been recorded by his Department in the last three years.”
- Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment (17 Apr 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to implement Professor Harrington's recommendations on the work capability assessment and improve such assessments for those on the autistic spectrum.”
- Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Pesticides (15 Apr 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the environmental effect of pest control alternatives to neonicotinoids.”
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- Has spoken in 7 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 10 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 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 67.26% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 8 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 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") 111 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 7 May 2013. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05||2003/04||2002/03||2001/02|
|Staying away from main home||£23,000 (145th)||£20,250 (382nd)||£19,250 (414th)||£18,685|
|Office running costs||£23,326 (79th)||£20,898 (185th)||£29,143 (11th)||£27,595|
|Staffing costs||£91,910 (414th)||£81,135 (514th)||£78,957 (474th)||£55,756|
|Communications Allowance||£11,262 (119th)||£6,283 (403rd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£10,897 (168th)1||£12,281 (joint 138th with 1 other)2||£11,344 (joint 151st with 1 other)||£11,141|
|Members' Staff Travel||£53 (joint 375th with 1 other)||£0||£0||£362|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£768 (148th)||£1,120 (114th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£183 (59th)||£65 (97th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£3,979 (269th)||£567 (joint 451st with 2 others)||£985 (284th)||£1,546|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,523 (462nd)||£2,406 (352nd)||£3,626||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,238 (joint 275th with 1 other)||£1,177 (joint 133rd with 2 others)||£1,177|
|Total||£165,377 (122nd)||£145,360 (349th)||£143,262 (207th)||£119,888|