Sir David Amess

Conservative MP for Southend West

@amessd_southend https://facebook.com/conservatives

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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

  • Covid-19 Update 17 Sep 2020

    I am absolutely delighted with the £9.7 million upgrade of Southend A&E, which is entirely appropriate as we move towards city status. Does my right hon. Friend agree that if Southend is to avoid a lockdown, we cannot have a repetition of the scenes at Short Street testing station yesterday where, apparently, someone in management said that people could turn up without an appointment?
  • Business of the House 17 Sep 2020

    Following on from what my hon. Friend the Member for Ashfield (Lee Anderson) said, may we have a debate in Government time on the salaries paid to BBC presenters—£1.75 million and £1.3 million, to mention just two, and for what? Yet the BBC has the audacity now to charge 75-year-olds the licence fee. These salaries are outrageous and shameful, and it is about time the Government put an...
  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Abortion: Drugs 17 Sep 2020

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which Minister in his Department has responsibility to make an assessment of the effect of the temporary measure to approve both sets of medication for early medical abortion to be taken at home during the covid-19 outbreak; when such information with be made available; and if he will make a statement.

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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: 14 Sep 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
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)
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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