Sir David Amess

Conservative MP for Southend West


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

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

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 17 Oct 2019

    Will my right hon. Friend find time for a debate on an issue that was brought to my attention at the recent Conservative party conference: the lack of careers advice at school for young people who suffer from hearing loss?
  • International Trade: Topical Questions 17 Oct 2019

    Will my right hon. Friend join me in congratulating Southend on the initiative of welcoming ambassadors from countries such as Thailand, the Philippines, Taiwan, the Maldives and India to boost trade once we leave the European Union?
  • Debate on the Address: [1st Day] 14 Oct 2019

    I support today’s Gracious Speech. I have spoken on the first day of every Gracious Speech debate since I was first elected to Parliament, but never under these circumstances. The atmosphere is a little strange. We are all a little subdued, perhaps because colleagues are stressed out for various reasons, although that is not to say that the quality of the speeches from my hon. Friend the...

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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, Administration Committee (since 30 Oct 2017)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 22 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Sep 2019.

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:
27 March 2018, received £150. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 28 November 2018)
15 November 2018, received £150. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 28 November 2018)
22 November 2018, received £150. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 28 November 2018)
25 January 2019, received £150. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 25 January 2019)
£150 expected for a Q&A session on 26 June 2019. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 01 July 2019)
24 December 2018, received £200 from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for an opinion survey. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 24 December 2018)
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)
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)
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.

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

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