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 almost always voted against allowing marriage between two people of same sex, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. 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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Last updated: 9 Apr 2019

Recent appearances

  • Whitsun Adjournment 23 May 2019

    The shadow Leader of the House tempted me with the thought that if I were to become leader and Prime Minister I would have the power to grant city status to Southend, but, as I think I said in my speech, it is such a shame that people are not aware of their limitations. On this occasion, I admit that I am aware of my own limitations.
  • Whitsun Adjournment 23 May 2019

    Before the House adjourns for the Whitsun recess, I wish to make a number of points. I am so glad that we are having this debate, because the previous one was cancelled. Unless I get a stare from the Chair, I am probably going to take a little longer than I normally would, but I assure the House that I will not squeeze colleagues out—I know that you, Mr Deputy Speaker, would intervene. The...
  • Whitsun Adjournment 23 May 2019

    I absolutely agree with the hon. Gentleman. My goodness, I was relieved that Southend United won their last game, so we were not relegated. As a staunch West Ham supporter, I think that having got off to a bad start and lost the first four matches, to finish 10th in the league was a tremendous outcome. My youngest daughter plays for Arsenal ladies, and they are a great team, but I am a...

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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: 20 May 2019.

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 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)
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)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Election Commission of the Maldives
Address of donor: 5th Floor, Ports Complex, Hilaalee Magu, Malé, Rep of Maldives

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Travel and accommodation with a value of £5,275.66

Destination of visit: Maldives

Dates of visit: 21-28 August 2018

Purpose of visit: To observe preparations for the Presidential Election due to be held on 23 September 2018.

(Registered 12 September 2018)
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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