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David Curry

Former Conservative MP for Skipton and Ripon

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A selection of David Curry's votes

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Recent appearances

  • Amendment of the Law 29 Mar 2010

    Since we are having a succession of valedictories, I shall try not to be sentimental, maudlin or moralistic. We are talking about the Budget, however, so perhaps I may begin by talking about the two great elephants in the room that have not been raised: the great debate about the value of the renminbi that is taking place in the United States and China, and Germany's role in assisting the...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: European Council 29 Mar 2010

    Does the Prime Minister agree with the French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde that the eurozone has no hope of achieving sustainable recovery while the huge problem persists of a massive German trade surplus and persistently low consumer demand in Germany, and will he express those sentiments to the German Chancellor when he meets her?
  • Public Bill Committee: Local Authorities (Overview and Scrutiny) Bill: Clause 1 3 Mar 2010

    Will the Minister give way?

More of David Curry’s recent appearances


Former Conservative MP for Skipton and Ripon

Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election


Topics of interest

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Home Department
  • International Development
  • Departmental NDPBs
  • Press/Public Relations Officers
  • Regional Assemblies
  • Bees
  • Sudden Oak Death

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (30 Oct 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (27 Oct 2009 to 8 Dec 2009)
  • Chairman, Standards and Privileges Committee (21 Oct 2009 to 27 Nov 2009)
  • Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (15 Oct 2009 to 27 Oct 2009)
  • Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (18 Jan 2006 to 18 Mar 2009)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Jun 2004)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Future MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


Please note that numbers do not measure quality. Also, representatives may do other things not currently covered by this site. More about this

  • Has spoken in 6 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all David Curry’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 4 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 51.01% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 47 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 819 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Column for Local Government Chronicle, EMAP, Greater London House, London, NW1 7EJ. (Up to £5,000) (ended 1 October 2009)
Received payment of £663 for writing 3 articles. Hours: 3hrs. (Registered 21 September 2009)
Received payment of £442 for writing 2 articles. Hours: 2hrs. (Registered 8 October 2009)
Payment of £150 for completing an opinion survey with IPSOS Mori, 79-81 Borough Road, London, SE1 1FY. Hours: 1 hour. Payment donated to charity. (Registered 15 July 2009).

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

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