David Amess

Former MP, Southend West

Southend West Conservative

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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 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election

Also represented Basildon

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Topics of interest

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

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 Committee (20 Jul 1998 to 22 Oct 2007)
  • Member, Broadcasting Committee (1 Jun 1994 to 1 Jun 1997)

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  • Has spoken in 62 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all David Amess’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 30 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 80.09% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 11 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 97 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 831 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 May 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
Until further notice, I am Parliamentary Adviser to the Caravan Club, East Grinstead House, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 1UA. I receive £6,000 a year in return for an expected commitment of 100 hours. (Updated 5 June 2015)
Payments from Cumberlege Eden & Partners, Snells Cottage, Newick BN8 4LA:
Payment of £350 expected for taking part in a seminar on 20 July 2016. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 15 August 2016)
Payment of £350 expected for taking part in a seminar on 23 November 2016. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 01 December 2016)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives
Address of donor: Boduthakurufaanu Magu, Malé 20077, Republic of Maldives

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights and accommodation with a value of £4,634.66

Destination of visit: Republic of Maldives

Date of visit: 23-29 July 2016

Purpose of visit: Follow-up delegation of the APPG for the Maldives. The group met with opposition and government MPs of all parties, political prisoners and members of the judiciary.

(Registered 19 August 2016)
Name of donor: Swiss Foreign Ministry
Address of donor: Presence Switzerland PRS, Bundesgasse 32, 3003 Bern, Switzerland

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Travel and accommodation with a value of £1,900

Destination of visit: Switzerland (Zurich, Bern, Lausanne, Geneva)

Date of visit: 3-7 April 2017

Purpose of visit: Participation in a study trip to Switzerland (Swiss-EU relations, Swiss financial centre, Science and Innovation, International Geneva)

(Registered 02 May 2017)
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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