Liam Fox

The Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade

North Somerset Conservative

Liam Fox’s voting in Parliament

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

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  • Liam Fox generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes
  • Liam Fox generally voted against allowing marriage between two people of same sex, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Last updated: 22 Feb 2017

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Exports: Scotland 23 Mar 2017

    My department and other departments across Whitehall continue to undertake a wide range of analysis covering the whole UK economy and our relations with the EU. DIT is a UK-wide department whose role is to promote exports and investment for the whole UK.
  • Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Exports: Scotland 23 Mar 2017

    My department and other departments across Whitehall continue to undertake a wide range of analysis covering the whole UK economy and our relations with the EU. DIT is a UK-wide department whose role is to promote exports and investment for the whole UK.
  • Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Overseas Trade: South East Asia 23 Mar 2017

    I recently visited Singapore and Vietnam, to reaffirm our strong bilateral economic and trade relations. In Singapore, we renewed our joint commitment to facilitating business partnerships and deepening our strong trade and investment ties. In Vietnam, we discussed taking forward trade and investment links to facilitate growth. In both countries, I reaffirmed the UK’s ongoing support...

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Profile

Conservative MP for North Somerset

Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

Also represented Woodspring

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Topics of interest

Liam Fox campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Defence
  • Health
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • International Development
  • Treasury
  • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations
  • Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations
  • Armoured Fighting Vehicles
  • Armed Forces: Deployment
  • Armed Forces: Training

Currently held offices

  • The Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade (since 13 Jul 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Secretary of State for Defence (12 May 2010 to 14 Oct 2011)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Defence (7 Dec 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (Foreign Affairs) (10 May 2005 to 7 Dec 2005)
  • Without portfolio (10 Nov 2003 to 10 May 2005)
  • Co-Chair, Conservative Party (10 Nov 2003 to 10 May 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Health (15 Jun 1999 to 10 Nov 2003)
  • Opposition Spokesperson (Constitutional Affairs, Scotland and Wales) (2 Jun 1998 to 15 Jun 1999)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (23 Jul 1996 to 1 May 1997)
  • Government Whip (28 Nov 1995 to 23 Jul 1996)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (20 Jul 1994 to 28 Nov 1995)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 27 Oct 1994)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 13 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Liam Fox’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 71.52% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 14 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1016 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Apr 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
Contract with Quercus Editions Limited for writing a book. Address: Quercus Editions Limited, 55 Baker Street, 7th Floor, South Block, London, W1U 8EW.
21 April 2016, received £3,000 from White & Case LLP, 5 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1DW, for speaking at breakfast panel on 10 March 2016. Hours: approx. 2 hrs 30 mins. (Registered 25 April 2016)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Anne Street Partners Ltd
Address of donor: Arcadia House, Maritime Walk, Ocean Village, Southampton SO14 3TL

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Date of receipt: 7 July 2015

Date of acceptance: 8 July 2015

Donor status: company, registration 5707007

(Registered 08 July 2015; updated 18 August 2015 and 01 June 2016)
Name of donor: Anne Street Partners Ltd
Address of donor: Arcadia House, Maritime Walk, Ocean Village, Southampton SO14 3TL

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Date of receipt: 17 November 2015

Date of acceptance: 18 November 2015

Donor status: company, registration 5707007

(Registered 18 November 2015; updated 01 June 2016)
Name of donor: Keltbray Group (Holdings) Ltd
Address of donor: St Andrew's House, Portsmouth Road, Esher KT10 9TA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Date received: 21 April 2016

Date accepted: 22 April 2016

Donor status: company, registration 2810840

(Registered 25 April 2016)
Name of donor: Mick Davis
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £7,500

Date of receipt: 21 April 2016

Date of acceptance: 25 April 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 25 April 2016)
Name of donor: Alexander Temerko
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Date received: 17 May 2016

Date accepted: 18 May 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 06 June 2016)
Name of donor: Matthew Ferrey
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Date of receipt: 13 June 2016

Date of acceptance: 28 June 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 29 June 2016)
Name of donor: Mr Peter Baker
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £11,413.28 in paying costs relating to my campaign for leadership of the Conservative Party

Date received: 31 August 2016

Date accepted: 31 August 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 31 August 2016)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
I have accepted Honorary Membership for life of the Carlton Club.
Name of donor: Leave.EU
Address of donor: Lysander House, Catbrain Lane, Cribbs Causeway, Bristol BS10 7TQ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: visit to speak at a ‘GrassrootsOut’ Rally in Glasgow, flights for a staff member £167.15; flights for myself £261.14; accommodation for a staff member £79; total value £507.29

Date received: 7 April 2016

Date accepted: 7 April 2016

Donor status: company, registration 09763501

(Registered 08 April 2016)
Name of donor: BBC
Address of donor: Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: to attend BBC Question Time, train fares £239.30; accommodation £124; total value £363.30

Date received: 21 April 2016

Date accepted: 21 April 2016

Donor status: company, registration RC000057

(Registered 09 May 2016)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: AIPAC
Address of donor: AIPAC, PO Box 96727, Washington DC 20090-6727

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights for a staff member £751.92; flights for myself £2,884.75; hotel accommodation £1,599.12 (£799.56 each); total value £5,235.79

Destination of visit: Washington, DC

Date of visit: 19-21 March 2016

Purpose of visit: to speak at a conference hosted by the donor.

(Registered 08 April 2016)
Name of donor: (1) Future Planet Capital (2) Oman Economic Forum
Address of donor: (1) 6 Stratton Street, Mayfair, London W1J 8LD (2) c/o Iktissad Events, Al Owais Bldg, 4th Floor, Office 407, PO Box: 55034 Deira, Dubai

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) flights £4,411.20 (2) hotel £413.56

Destination of visit: Oman

Date of visit: 22-24 March 2016

Purpose of visit: to speak at the Oman Economic Forum.

(Registered 12 April 2016)
Name of donor: Dubai World Trade Centre
Address of donor: P.O.Box 9292, Dubai, U.A.E.

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights £2,638.75; hotel £664.94; total value £3,303.69

Destination of visit: Dubai

Date of visit: 29 March - 2 April 2016

Purpose of visit: to speak at a conference hosted by the donor.

(Registered 13 April 2016)
Name of donor: Gibraltar Broadcasting Corporation (GBC)
Address of donor: Broadcasting House, 18 South Barrack Road, Gibraltar

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Flights at a cost of £1,513.62 and accommodation costing £516, for myself and a staff member; £1,513.62 in total

Destination of visit: Gibraltar

Date of visit: 15-17 June 2016

Purpose of visit: To speak at a live TV debate (cancelled at a late stage)

(Registered 23 June 2016)
Name of donor: Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists
Address of donor: Rue du Trône 4, 1000 Brussels

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights and Accommodation for me and my staff member with a value of £1,193.24

Destination of visit: Porto, Portugal

Dates of visit: 30 September to 1 October 2016

Purpose of visit: To be a keynote speaker at the European Young Conservatives (EYC) Freedom Summit.

(Registered 19 October 2016)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Residential property in London SE1: (i) and (ii). (Registered 20 October 2011)

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