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Conservative MP for North Somerset
- Also represented Woodspring
- Entered Parliament on 9 April 1992 — General election
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- Voting record
- Topics of interest
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Liam Fox voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted strongly against the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately against introducing ID cards. votes
- Has never voted on automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a smoking ban. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Defence, Health, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, International Development, Treasury
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations, Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations, Armoured Fighting Vehicles, Armed Forces: Training, Armed Forces: Deployment
(based on written questions asked by Liam Fox and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Health and Social Care Bill Committee (3 out of 14)
- Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Hinkley Point (19 Mar 2013)
“I congratulate the Government on finally getting our civil nuclear programme moving after too long a period of paralysis in this country. It is vital for our energy security and our low-carbon generation. The Secretary of State will be well aware that the transmission from Hinkley will be through 450 kV cables as opposed to the current 132 kV. That will require electricity pylons more than...”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Army Basing Plan (5 Mar 2013)
“I congratulate my right hon. Friend on completing a difficult jigsaw puzzle that Labour was never able to manage, and ensuring that the Ministry of Defence spending is boosting economic activity in this country, not on the continent. Does he agree that the ability to spread this force footprint across the United Kingdom and the large sums involved, fatally undermines the case of the Scottish...”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Algeria (21 Jan 2013)
“Al-Qaeda represents both a mindset and a physical capability. Does my right hon. Friend agree that, as well as an uncompromising security response, there is a particular responsibility on the leaders in the Islamic world, both religious and political, to make it very clear that the sort of barbaric acts we saw in Algeria are incompatible with Islam, and that that message needs to be made...”
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- Has spoken in 9 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 59.59% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 14 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 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") 938 times in debates — well above 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 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£17,293 (375th)||£20,746 (363rd)||£22,110 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£21,634||£13,250 (518th)||£20,333 (joint 3rd with 149 others)||£19,712 (joint 259th with 1 other)||£15,000 (joint 354th with 1 other)|
|Office running costs||£21,218 (162nd)||£19,651 (260th)||£20,440 (joint 292nd with 4 others)||£19,880||£17,437 (387th)||£18,710 (joint 339th with 1 other)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£15,436 (336th)|
|Staffing costs||£100,331 (151st)||£91,346 (141st)||£84,476 (joint 314th with 1 other)||£86,804||£59,880 (609th)||£71,773 (joint 85th with 44 others)||£69,212 (joint 77th with 28 others)||£50,509 (166th)|
|Communications Allowance||£3,189 (525th)||£9,283 (256th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£11,337 (158th)1||£9,452 (241st)2||£11,815 (141st)||£7,071||£10,284 (327th)||£12,395 (233rd)||£13,947 (177th)||£9,249 (257th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£0||£315 (joint 270th with 3 others)||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£49 (342nd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£2,471 (446th)||£363 (553rd)||£600 (joint 473rd with 3 others)||£797||£673 (419th)||£338 (joint 584th with 1 other)||£852 (406th)||£637 (joint 494th with 1 other)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,028 (560th)||£1,374 (525th)||£1,334||£1,739 (449th)||£1,532 (490th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,398 (71st)||£1,209 (joint 97th with 16 others)||£937||£1,839 (412th)||£1,839 (405th)||£1,821 (410th)||£1,821 (372nd)|
|Total||£155,838 (252nd)||£153,316 (211th)||£142,339 (232nd)||£138,457||£105,102 (587th)||£126,920 (173rd)||£123,778 (90th)||£92,652 (218th)|