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 sometimes rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill 23 Oct 2020

    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...
  • Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill 23 Oct 2020

    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...
  • Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill 23 Oct 2020

    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...

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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: 26 Oct 2020.

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: 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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