Peter Bottomley

Father of the House of Commons

Conservative MP for Worthing West

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Peter Bottomley’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Peter Bottomley sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Peter Bottomley consistently voted against culling badgers to tackle bovine tuberculosis, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Peter Bottomley generally voted for a lower voting age, while most Conservative MPs almost always voted against. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Peter Bottomley’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Peter Bottomley’s full vote analysis page for more.

Peter Bottomley has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • BBC 21 Jul 2020

    May I remind the Minister that the BBC has chosen the option that he put forward as a Back Bencher on 11 June 2019, at columns 552-53 of Hansard, when he pointed out that the cost of the concession was rising to £1 billion and that the BBC would probably have to do what it is now proposing? The House has discussed the best way of dealing with the problem. My version of the way forward is to...
  • Housing, Communities and Local Government: Leasehold and Commonhold Reform 20 Jul 2020

    What his timetable is for bringing forward legislative proposals on leasehold and commonhold reform.
  • Housing, Communities and Local Government: Leasehold and Commonhold Reform 20 Jul 2020

    Mr Speaker, if you and the Minister came to Worthing station and walked from there to my flat, you would walk past a site where Homes England could help Worthing Borough Council to produce extra social housing and potentially more leasehold or commonhold homes. Six times a year, on average, over the last 10 years, Ministers have talked of progress on ending leasehold abuse and providing...

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Conservative MP for Worthing West

Entered the House of Commons on 26 June 1975 — unknown

Also represented Eltham; Greenwich Woolwich West

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Topics of interest

Peter Bottomley campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Treasury
  • House of Commons
  • Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards
  • National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service
  • Krishna Maharaj
  • Gurpal Virdi
  • World War II: Genocide

Currently held offices

  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (since 4 Mar 2020)
  • Father of the House of Commons (since 17 Dec 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (31 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (28 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill (Commons) Committee (29 Apr 2014 to 22 Feb 2016)
  • Member, Draft Defamation Bill (Joint Committee) (24 Mar 2011 to 12 Oct 2011)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (26 Oct 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (6 Jul 2005 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, Constitutional Affairs Committee (28 Jan 2003 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (31 Jan 2002 to 5 May 2005)
  • Member, Unopposed Bills (Panel) (17 Oct 2001 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (25 Jun 1997 to 4 Mar 2002)
  • Member, Transport Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office) (4 Jul 1989 to 28 Jul 1990)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) (23 Jan 1986 to 24 Jul 1989)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Employment) (11 Sep 1984 to 23 Jan 1986)
  • Member, Overseas Development Committee (1 Nov 1978 to 4 Apr 1979)
  • Member, Violence in the Family Committee (8 Mar 1976 to 25 May 1977)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.

6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Flat in Worthing: (i). (Registered 04 June 2015)
Cottage in Waverley: (i). (Registered 04 June 2015)
House in Westminster: (i). (Registered 04 June 2015)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Grosvenor House (Worthing) Ltd, management of residential property. The company holds the freehold of six flats. (Registered 03 December 2018)
7. (ii) Other shareholdings, valued at more than £70,000
Streetbook Ltd; an internet community communications company. (Updated 4 June 2015)
8. Miscellaneous
Unpaid director of Grosvenor House (Worthing) Ltd, a company which holds the freehold of six flats. (Registered 06 November 2018)
Chairman of Trustees for the Revd Dr Busby’s Trustees (Willen) Main Charity Ltd, which supports clergy and their families in two dioceses. (Registered 03 December 2018)
Member of the Court of the Drapers Company and a trustee for its charitable activity and assets, together with shared responsibility for other assets and activity. (Registered 03 December 2018)
Unpaid director of PbandvbLtd; no activity since incorporation on 11 January 2012. (Registered 03 December 2018)

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