Sir David Amess

Former Conservative MP for Southend West

@amessd_southend https://facebook.com/conservatives

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Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber 22 Oct 2021

    Minimum Energy Performance of Buildings (No. 2) Bill: Second Reading – Sir David Amess. Private Members' Bills
  • Business of the House 23 Sep 2021

    I join others in praising Mark Kelly, who really does know where the bodies are buried. Will my right hon. Friend find time for a debate on the subject of World Animal Day? Unfortunately it falls on 4 October during the recess, but if we have a later debate it will give the House an opportunity to talk about animal welfare generally, cruelty to animals and the welfare of farmyard animals,...
  • Business of the House 16 Sep 2021

    While trying to mask my disappointment at not being made Minister with responsibility for granting city status to Southend, but being put in charge of paperclips instead, may I ask my right hon. Friend to find time for a debate on discretionary increases in pensions for Ford employees pre-1997? These women and men gave a great deal of their time to the company and they deserve better...

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Former Conservative MP for Southend West

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

Left the House of Commons on 15 October 2021 — Died

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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 4 Oct 2021.

5. Gifts and benefits from sources outside the UK
Name of donor: Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (Qatar Ministry of Sports and Culture) and the Embassy of the State of Qatar
Address of donor: 1 South Audley Street, London W1K 1NB

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Guest at Qatar Goodwood Festival 2021, including hospitality, accommodation and dinner, value £700

Date received: 29 July 2021

Date accepted: 29 July 2021

Donor status: other

(Registered 09 August 2021)
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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