David Amess

MP, Southend West

Southend West Conservative

David Amess campaigned to leave the European Union

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David Amess’s voting in Parliament

David Amess is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, David Amess sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • David Amess consistently voted for the hunting ban, while most Conservative MPs almost always voted against. Show votes
  • David Amess almost always voted against allowing marriage between two people of same sex, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • David Amess generally voted against culling badgers to tackle bovine tuberculosis, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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David Amess has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Backbench Business: Summer Adjournment 21 Jul 2016

    I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Northampton North (Michael Ellis) on becoming Deputy Leader of the House. There are a number of issues I wish to raise before the House adjourns for the summer recess. London City Airport has been a great success, and I urge the Government to approve the City Airport development programme. The CADP will result in 32,000 extra flight movements and...
  • Backbench Business: Summer Adjournment 21 Jul 2016

    I absolutely do; not to have done so would have been a great faux pas. I meant to say that London City airport is a wonderful supporter of West Ham United. Our old manager is now running the England team—good luck with that one!—but I very much hope that West Ham will win the premier league next year after the wonderful achievements of Leicester. I congratulate the Worshipful...
  • School Funding: Business of the House 21 Jul 2016

    Will my right hon. Friend find time for a debate on the distribution of funds by local enterprise partnerships? The LEP in our area had Southend as No. 4 on its list and we have dropped off the radar dramatically. Something needs to be looked at there.

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Conservative MP for Southend West

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Also represented Basildon

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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Transport
  • Treasury
  • Abortion
  • Middle East: Armed Conflict
  • Anti-Semitism
  • Police
  • Departmental Publications

Currently held offices

  • Member, Administration Committee (since 20 Jul 2015)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 26 May 2010)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (30 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (10 Jun 2013 to 14 May 2014)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (12 Jun 2012 to 25 Apr 2013)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (26 Jun 2001 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Health Committee (20 Jul 1998 to 22 Oct 2007)
  • Member, Broadcasting Committee (1 Jun 1994 to 1 Jun 1997)

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More about this

  • Has spoken in 67 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all David Amess’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 169 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 78.50% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 11 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.
  • 99 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on David Amess’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 810 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 1 Aug 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
Until further notice, I am Parliamentary Adviser to the Caravan Club, East Grinstead House, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 1UA. I receive £6,000 a year in return for an expected commitment of 100 hours. (Updated 5 June 2015)
20 November 2015, received £350 for talk from Cumberlege Eden & Partners, Snells Cottage, Newick, BN8 4LA. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 30 November 2015)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: High Commission of the Maldives
Address of donor: 22 Nottingham Place, London W1U 5NJ

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Flights, accommodation, food and local transport with a value of £8,303.09

Destination of visit: the Maldives

Date of visit: 13 to 21 February 2016

Purpose of visit: Delegation as part of the All-Party British Maldives Parliamentary Group involving meetings with the President and Cabinet, representatives of political parties and the judiciary.

(Registered 11 March 2016)
8. Miscellaneous
Chair of Board of Trustees of the Industry and Parliament Trust. (Updated 11 July 2014)
Chairman of the Industry and Parliament Fellowship Committee.
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Julia Amess, as part-time Secretary/Caseworker.

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