Sir David Amess

Conservative MP for Southend West


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Sir David Amess’s voting in Parliament

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

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

  • Sir David Amess consistently voted for the hunting ban, while most Conservative MPs almost always voted against. Show votes
  • Sir David Amess generally voted against culling badgers to tackle bovine tuberculosis, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Sir David Amess’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Sir David Amess’s full vote analysis page for more.

Sir David Amess has quite often rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Summer Adjournment 22 Jul 2020

    Before the House adjourns for the summer recess, there are many points I wish to raise. I look forward to a fully functioning Parliament, when it is safe to do so. Unfortunately, Southend airport has been hit by easyJet losses, arguments about section 106 and about night flights—we had a good meeting with the Minister recently. I congratulate all the local police officers on the way they...
  • Restoration and Renewal 16 Jul 2020

    I have been listening carefully to what colleagues have been saying, and I am struck that some speak with great certainty about the future. Unfortunately, I am not able to speak with such certainty. Indeed, one of the fascinations of life is that we never know what is going to happen. We have only to look at the state of the world and the country at the moment to see that we cannot be certain...
  • Business of the House 16 Jul 2020

    Will my right hon. Friend find time for a debate on the illegal harvesting of shellfish? He will recall only too well that 21 undocumented migrants tragically lost their lives in Morecambe bay—a place where I did a charity walk, and which is very dangerous—and last year 39 people lost their lives being trafficked into Essex. Activity is going on illegally off the coast of Southend. I want...

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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

Sir David Amess campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

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

Currently held offices

  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 15 Jan 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Administration Committee (30 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (22 Jun 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Administration Committee (20 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • 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 May 2010 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (26 Jun 2001 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Health and Social Care Committee (20 Jul 1998 to 22 Oct 2007)
  • Member, Broadcasting Committee (1 Jun 1994 to 1 Jun 1997)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Future MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
Until April 2019, I was Parliamentary Adviser to the Caravan Club, East Grinstead House, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 1UA. I received £6,000 a year in return for an expected commitment of 100 hours. Final payment received on 9 April 2019. (Updated 5 June 2015 and 02 July 2019)
Payments from Dods Group, 11th Floor, The Shard, 32 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9SG, for Q&A sessions:
£150 expected for a Q&A session on 26 June 2019. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 01 July 2019)
Payment of £350 expected from Eden & Partners, 50 Broadway, London SW1H 0RG, for taking part in a seminar on parliamentary engagement with a group of NHS clinical fellows on 11 September 2019. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 12 September 2019)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: 97 Dining Club
Address of donor: 24 Mountain Ash Avenue, Leigh-on-Sea SS9 4SZ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Date received: 26 November 2019

Date accepted: 26 November 2019

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 03 January 2020)
Name of donor: 1912 Club
Address of donor: 39 Raddens Road, Halesowen B62 0AW

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,800

Date received: 14 November 2019

Date accepted: 14 November 2019

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 03 January 2020)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: hotel room, value £350, associated with attending and speaking at Conference reception

Date received: 30 September 2019

Date accepted: 30 September 2019

Donor status: other

(Registered 14 October 2019)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Hadi Saidi
Address of donor: private

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Travel and accommodation with a value of £340

Destination of visit: Albania

Dates of visit: 13-14 July 2019

Purpose of visit: To speak at NCRI International Conference.

(Registered 30 July 2019)
Name of donor: Yunus Emre Enstitüsü (Yunus Emre Institute) & ITSEB Turkish Speaking Health Professionals in the UK
Address of donor: 10 Maple Street, London W1T 5HA

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Travel and accommodation with a value of £2,553

Destination of visit: Turkey

Dates of visit: 4-11 August 2019

Purpose of visit: Delegation of Conservative MPs to see the conditions of Syrian refugee camps and meet key officials, ministers, governors and mayors, also to visit the Turkish Grand National Assembly and trade and industry chambers.

(Registered 23 August 2019)
Name of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar
Address of donor: Qatar Embassy, 1 South Audley St, London W1K 1NB

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights and accommodation for six nights, total value £4,100

Destination of visit: Qatar

Dates of visit: 15-20 February 2020

Purpose of visit: British-Qatar APPG visit to meet Ministers and officials, discuss the Gulf Cooperation Council crisis, Workers’ rights, bilateral relations and regional issues.

(Registered 27 March 2020)
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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