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Crispin Blunt’s voting in Parliament

Crispin Blunt is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Crispin Blunt sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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Crispin Blunt has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Iran 16 Nov 2022

    I welcome my hon. Friend’s strong statement of British values towards Iran and his strong statement of support for the brave women and girls who are protesting for their fundamental human rights. Our values and rights ought to dictate our policy. Will he comment on the slightly more difficult contrast with countries such as Egypt? Egypt has 60,000 political prisoners, including Alaa Abd...
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Travel Requirements: Hong Kong 16 Nov 2022

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will make it its policy to issue travel documents to children born in the UK to parents from Hong Kong on the British National (Overseas) visa so that those families are not required to enter Chinese consulate grounds.
  • Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Christopher Emms 20 Sep 2022

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps Ministers in her Department have taken in relation to the case of Christopher Emms since his detention in Saudi Arabia on 6 February 2022.

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Conservative MP for Reigate

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

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Topics of interest

Crispin Blunt campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Health
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Home Office
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Home Department
  • Departmental Data Protection
  • Drugs: Misuse
  • Vaccination
  • Departmental Lost Property
  • Middle East

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Feb 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Feb 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Feb 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee (5 Jan 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (30 Nov 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (10 Sep 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee (18 Jun 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee (18 Jun 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Draft Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill Committee (4 Mar 2013 to 16 Dec 2013)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice) (Prisons and Probation) (17 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) (19 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Finance and Services Committee (17 Jul 2005 to 9 Feb 2009)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 15 Jul 2005)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (15 Jun 2004 to 19 Jan 2009)
  • Member, Defence Committee (17 Nov 2003 to 1 Nov 2004)
  • Shadow Minister (Trade and Industry) (3 May 2002 to 1 Jul 2003)
  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (3 May 2002 to 1 Jul 2003)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Northern Ireland) (18 Sep 2001 to 3 May 2002)
  • Member, Environment, Transport & Regional Affairs Committee (21 Feb 2000 to 1 Jun 2001)
  • Member, Defence Committee (14 Jul 1998 to 21 Feb 2000)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Nov 2022.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for surveys:
£275 expected for a survey completed on 28 July 2021. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 16 August 2021)
£225 expected for a survey completed on 7 December 2021. Hours: 1 hr 15 mins. (Registered 24 December 2021)
22 June 2022, received £225. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 28 July 2022)
A Director of the International Centre of Justice for Palestinians, Office 4, 219 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 6ED:
4 August 2021, received £3,333.46. Hours: 36 hrs. (Registered 11 August 2021)
29 August 2021, received £2,083.33. Hours: approx. 12 hrs. (Registered 14 July 2022) This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 26 October 2022. Paragraph 15 of Chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
30 September 2021, received £2,083.33. Hours: approx. 12 hrs. (Registered 14 July 2022) This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 26 October 2022. Paragraph 15 of Chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
31 October 2021, received £2,083.33. Hours: approx. 12 hrs. (Registered 14 July 2022) This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 26 October 2022. Paragraph 15 of Chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
30 November 2021, received £2,083.33. Hours: approx. 12 hrs. (Registered 14 July 2022) This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 26 October 2022. Paragraph 15 of Chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
5 January 2022, received £2,083.33. Hours: approx. 12 hrs. (Registered 14 July 2022) This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 26 October 2022. Paragraph 15 of Chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
30 January 2022, received £2,083.33. Hours: approx. 12 hrs. (Registered 14 July 2022) This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 26 October 2022. Paragraph 15 of Chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
1 March 2022, received £2,083.33. Hours: approx. 12 hrs. (Registered 14 July 2022) This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 26 October 2022. Paragraph 15 of Chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
31 March 2022, received £2,083.33. Hours: approx. 12 hrs. (Registered 14 July 2022) This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 26 October 2022. Paragraph 15 of Chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
29 April 2022, received £2,083.33. Hours: approx. 12 hrs. (Registered 14 July 2022) This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 26 October 2022. Paragraph 15 of Chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
1 June 2022, received £2,083.33. Hours: approx. 12 hrs. (Registered 14 July 2022) This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 26 October 2022. Paragraph 15 of Chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers.
30 June 2022, received £2,083.33. Hours: approx. 12 hrs. (Registered 14 July 2022)
From 1 July 2022 until further notice, I receive £25,000 per annum, paid monthly. Hours: approx. 12 hrs a month. (Registered 14 July 2022)
1 July 2021 to 30 June 2023, Oversight Board Member of Stay Belvedere Hotels Ltd (provider of accommodation services to meet Her Majesty's Government's requirements). Address: 4th Floor, Dudley House, 169 Piccadilly, London W1J 9EH. I receive £15,000 per annum, paid monthly following invoice. First payment received on 17 September 2021. Hours: 128 hrs a year. (Registered 21 September 2021; updated 29 June 2022)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar
Address of donor: Qatar Embassy, 1 South Audley Street, London W1K 1NB

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation, internal travel and meals with a value of £7,672.67

Destination of visit: Qatar

Dates of visit: 7-13 October 2021

Purpose of visit: British-Qatari APPG visit to meet ministers and officials to discuss Qatar's humanitarian and political response to the Afghanistan crisis, preparations for the World Cup, workers' rights reform and bilateral relations.

(Registered 01 November 2021)
Name of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar
Address of donor: Almirqab Tower, West Bay, Doha, Qatar

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation, internal travel and meals with a value of £5,400

Destination of visit: Qatar

Dates of visit: 25-28 March 2022

Purpose of visit: Participation at the Doha Forum 2022.

(Registered 21 April 2022)
Name of donor: (1) Catalyst Presents Foundation; (2) Optimi Health Corp; (3) Conservative Drug Policy Reform Group Ltd
Address of donor: (1) 200 1716 16 Ave Nw, Calgary, Alberta, T2M 0L7, Canada; (2) 330 – 1122 Mainland Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 5L1, Canada; (3) 83 Lee Street, Horley RH6 8HD

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) Flights, accommodation and subsistence, value £894.97; (2) flights, value £629.84; (3) flight costs, accommodation and subsistence, value £3,456.23

Destination of visit: Canada

Dates of visit: 20-29 May 2022

Purpose of visit: To speak at a conference on the role of psychedelics in the treatment of mental health conditions and to further understand Canada's regulatory environment on the access to these medicines for researchers, patients and sufferers, and explore any lessons for the UK.

(Registered 24 June 2022)
8. Miscellaneous
From 31 January 2019 until further notice, unpaid Chairman of Conservative Drug Policy Reform Group Ltd (CDPRG Ltd) a company which promotes evidence based drug policy. (Registered 15 February 2019)

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