Crispin Blunt

MP, Reigate

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Reigate Conservative

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:

  • Crispin Blunt consistently voted for allowing terminally ill people to be given assistance to end their life, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes
  • Crispin Blunt generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Last updated: 12 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • Yemen 11 Sep 2018

    I have listened to the debate with huge respect. One can understand the emotional attachment of the chair of the all-party group on Yemen to the country of his birth, which he expressed beautifully, and his enormous pain about what is happening there. We have heard, very strongly presented by the right hon. Member for Islington South and Finsbury (Emily Thornberry), the shadow Foreign...
  • Yemen 11 Sep 2018

    I am afraid that we cannot escape the central dilemma: there has been an illegal usurpation of power in Yemen. Having read Michael Knights’ scholarly analysis of the development of the Houthi movement, which covers its radicalisation, the elements within it and how it has built alliances within Yemeni society, we should be under no illusion: the international community has no choice but...
  • Yemen 11 Sep 2018

    My right hon. Friend’s military analysis, which is based on his experience, particularly in the National Security Council—I am sure he learned a great deal with the Royal Tank Regiment, but obviously he has had access to Government briefings on this matter—will bring enormous comfort to the Houthi forces who are defending Hodeidah. I happen to disagree. Hodeidah is the...

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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 Department
  • Trade and Industry
  • Defence
  • Departmental Data Protection
  • Vaccination
  • Departmental Lost Property
  • Departmental Manpower
  • Middle East

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (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)
  • 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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Sep 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
14 November 2017, £250 paid to an NGO by Slainte Media Ltd, 133 Finnieston Street, Glasgow G3 8HB. This was in respect of an interview recorded on 14 November 2017 and broadcast by Russia Today (RT UK), 16th Floor, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London SW1P 4QP on 16 November 2017. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 16 November 2017)
Payments received from Ipsos Mori, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for completing opinion surveys:
14 September 2017, received £200 for survey completed on 14 July 2017. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 19 December 2017)
Payment of £200 expected for survey completed on 15 December 2017. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 19 December 2017)
From 22 March 2018 until further notice, I am retained by Wena Consult Ltd of Cranbrook House, 61 Cranbrook Road, Ilford IP1 4PG. I provide advice on UK exports to Middle Eastern markets. I received £20,000 on 22 March 2018 and I expect to receive £20,000 in arrears each March for a minimum of 80 hours’ work each year. (Registered 17 April 2018)
8 May 2018, received £5,000 from Irvine Thanvi Natas Solicitors, No 5 The Office Village, Romford Rd, London E15 4EA, for work done as part of an advisory panel. Hours: approx. 50 hrs. (Registered 15 June 2018)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Nael Farargy
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £20,000 to hire a part time member of staff and meet office and staff expenses.

Date received: 3 November 2017

Date accepted: 3 November 2017

Donor status: individual

(Registered 14 November 2017)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Kurdistan Regional Government UK Representation
Address of donor: 50 Broadway, London SW1H 0RG

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): For myself and a member of staff, flights £2,054; accommodation £602; subsistence £110; total value £2,766

Destination of visit: Erbil, Kurdistan region of Iraq

Dates of visit: 23-28 September 2017 (22-28 September 2017 for my member of staff)

Purpose of visit: Observe the Independence Referendum in in the Kurdistan Regional of Iraq.

(Registered 13 October 2017)
Name of donor: Kingdom of Bahrain Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: P.O. Box 547, Government Road, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, transport, food and accommodation with a value of £3,250

Destination of visit: Bahrain

Dates of visit: 7-11 December 2017

Purpose of visit: Parliamentary delegation, with the Conservative Middle East Council, to the IISS Manama Dialogue 2017 in order to gain a deeper understanding of the strategic links between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the wider Gulf States and the UK.

(Registered 13 December 2017)
Name of donor: Lords and Commons Cricket Club
Address of donor: House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £985 towards in country accommodation costs

Destination of visit: Melbourne and Sydney, Australia

Date of visit: 27 December 2017 – 6 January 2018

Purpose of visit: to participate in an inter-parliamentary cricket tournament and to raise funds for two local charities.

(Registered 24 January 2018)
Name of donor: (1) Privateer Holdings Inc (2) Botanica Inc
Address of donor: (1) 1920 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, Washington State, USA (2) 3300 1st Avenue S, #100, WA98134, Seattle, Washington State, USA

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) Hotel accommodation, subsistence, air fares, air and road transport provided to a total of £2,532 (2) £3,750 paid to me on 3 April 2018 for the travel and accommodation costs of two accompanying staff members, one of whom is employed by another Member of Parliament

Destination of visit: Seattle, Washington State, USA

Dates of visit: 9-15 April 2018

Purpose of visit: To understand the regulatory, licensing and economic issues around the cannabis industry in Washington State.

(Registered 01 May 2018; updated 09 May 2018)

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