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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:
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.
If Patti Boulaye were a Member of Parliament, she would probably try to burst into song with the Etta James version of “At Last”. At last we are doing something on this issue—at last. The hon. Member for Bristol East (Kerry McCarthy) was absolutely right when she said that in that last, useless, ineffective Parliament that ran from 2017 to 2019, when we wasted so much time—I know...
I agree with everything my hon. Friend has said. This is not an opportunity to have a go at the Front-Bench spokesman, the hon. Member for Cambridge (Daniel Zeichner), because as he jousts with the Minister he might have some good things to say about badger culls, and I support him on that. Let us consider what my hon. Friend is trying to achieve, as a number of Members have mentioned people...
I may well take up the offer. We are talking about the terrible crimes that are committed, one of which has been spoken about already. The wonderful brief from the House of Commons Library tells us that there have been a number of shocking cases when courts have said that they would have handed down longer sentences had they been available. Such a case occurred in April last year, where a man...
Conservative MP for Southend West
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election
Also represented Basildon
Sir David Amess campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 26 Oct 2020.