Liam Fox

Conservative MP for North Somerset

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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.

However, Liam Fox sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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Recent appearances

  • Fire Safety Bill: After Clause 2 - Risk based guidance about the discharge of duties under the Fire Safety Order 24 Feb 2021

    The cladding issue is of great importance to many of my constituents, particularly in Portishead. They understand that a balance must be struck between the problems of leaseholders caught in the cladding trap and the interests of taxpayers at a difficult time for the public finances. We know that the Government will publish more details of the financing scheme when further discussions with...
  • Points of Order 24 Feb 2021

    On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. Yesterday, the former First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond, accused the Scottish Government of “the complete breakdown of the necessary barriers which should exist between government, political party and indeed the prosecution authorities in any country which abides by the rule of law.” That would be a damning indictment in a tinpot...
  • Covid-19 22 Feb 2021

    It was great to hear the Prime Minister say today that the Government’s policy will continue to be based on data, not dates. It would have been wrong to give in to those who wanted a premature lifting of restrictions on the basis of the calendar rather than the available scientific data, but it would also be wrong to continue unnecessarily with restrictions if the data said that it was safe...

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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

Other offices held in the past

  • The Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade (13 Jul 2016 to 24 Jul 2019)
  • 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)
  • Shadow Minister 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)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 1 Mar 2021.

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.
Payment of £5,000 expected from Apple Print Ltd, The Orchard, Abex Road, Newbury RG14 1PX, for a speaking at an event on 6 October 2020 organised by ServiceNow. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 30 October 2020)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Avre Partnership Ltd
Address of donor: 9 Great Chesterford Court, London Road, Great Chesterfield CB10 1PF

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Date received: 25 January 2021

Date accepted: 2 February 2021

Donor status: company, registration 09010358

(Registered 02 February 2021)
Name of donor: BMJ Waste Ltd
Address of donor: 20 Peterborough Road, Harrow HA1 2BQ

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

Date received: 3 February 2021

Date accepted: 11 February 2021

Donor status: company, registration 08080948

(Registered 15 February 2021)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
I have accepted Honorary Membership for life of the Carlton Club.
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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