Liam Fox

Former Conservative MP for North Somerset


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Recent appearances

  • Prime Minister’s Statement: European Union (Withdrawal) Acts 19 Oct 2019

    Let me first say a word about the amendment. Those who are thinking of voting for it should not be under the illusion that it will take no deal off the table. No deal cannot be taken off the table. We can ask the EU for an extension, but the EU does not need to grant an extension. The only way to take no deal off the table is to accept the only deal between the United Kingdom and the European...
  • Petition - Single Use Plastics in Schools: Portishead Railway 16 Oct 2019

    I am grateful for the opportunity to have this debate, especially during the week of the Queen’s Speech. I am also grateful for the dogged and outstanding support that the Portishead railway project has had from the residents of the town itself, from North Somerset more widely, and from the wider region. I am also grateful to my fellow Bristol MPs for being here this evening. I single out...
  • Petition - Single Use Plastics in Schools: Portishead Railway 16 Oct 2019

    I am extremely grateful to the hon. Lady, and she is right that we deserve better public transport in the Bristol area. Bristol is one of only two cities in the United Kingdom, outside London, that produce a net benefit to the economy, and we deserve a level of spending commensurate with that level of economic contribution to the UK economy.

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Former Conservative MP for North Somerset

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

Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for 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)


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  • Has spoken in 20 debates in the last year — 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 during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 71.71% 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 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 140 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1226 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

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 £2,500 expected from the GailFosler Group LLC, 724 Fifth Avenue, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10019, for a speech and Q&A on 4 September 2019. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 27 September 2019)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Sun Mark Ltd
Address of donor: 428 Long Drive, Greenford UB6 8UH

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Date received: 17 September 2019

Date accepted: 27 September 2019

Donor status: company, registration 03010238

(Registered 30 September 2019)
Name of donor: Aquind Ltd
Address of donor: OGN House, Hadrian Way, Wallsend NE28 6HL

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

Date received: 20 September 2019

Date accepted: 30 September 2019

Donor status: company, registration 06681477

(Registered 30 September 2019)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
I have accepted Honorary Membership for life of the Carlton Club.
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: The Heritage Foundation
Address of donor: 214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights and accommodation with a value of £6,321.67

Destination of visit: Washington, USA

Dates of visit: 16-20 September 2019

Purpose of visit: To take part in a speaking event at the Heritage Foundation.

(Registered 27 September 2019)
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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