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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:

  • Liam Fox generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Liam Fox has sometimes rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Speaker’s Statement: Hong Kong National Security Legislation: UK Response 2 Jun 2020

    I welcome very much my right hon. Friend’s statement. Does he agree that China itself is now at a crossroads? It can either be a partner in the international community, which is what we want to see, or take the path to becoming a pariah state with disputes in the South China sea, at the World Trade Organisation and a lack of co-operation with the World Health Organisation over covid. Does...
  • Future Relationship with the EU: Negotiations 19 May 2020

    My right hon. Friend will be aware that global trade was contracting before the covid crisis struck. Would it not be a major boost to confidence in the global trading system for the EU and the United Kingdom to reach a trading agreement in the time available, and is there not an increased responsibility on us to do so, given the covid crisis?
  • Agriculture Bill: Import of agricultural goods after IP completion day 13 May 2020

    I wish to speak against new clause 1. A real issue needs to be dealt with: the high levels of regulation imposed on UK farming can and do add to increased costs for UK farmers. High standards can be an advantage in two ways: first, in what they say about the United Kingdom and our attitudes to animal welfare; and secondly, when it comes to exporting, when we can show to those who want to buy...

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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)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 19 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Liam Fox’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 67.39% 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.
  • 128 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Liam Fox’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1233 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 26 May 2020.

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)
Payment of £5,400 expected from Telegraph Media Group Limited, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0DT, for articles written on 30 July 2019, 14 August 2019, 29 August 2019, 9 September 2019, 17 September 2019, 24 September 2019, 2 October 2019, 26 October 2019 and 10 November 2019. Hours: 9 hrs (1 hr per article). (Registered 10 January 2020)
Payment of £5,000 expected from the Spinoza Foundation, Craven House, 16 Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5AP, for a speech including Q&A in Geneva, Switzerland on 20 January 2020. Hours: 1 hr. Flights and accommodation also provided for me and a staff member. (Registered 27 January 2020)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: David Ord Ltd
Address of donor: 71 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4AY

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

Donor status: company, registration 02614362

(Registered 09 January 2020)
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)
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: 13 December 2019

Date accepted: 13 December 2019

Donor status: company, registration 06681477

(Registered 31 December 2019)
Name of donor: Dukehill Services Ltd
Address of donor: 4 Birchley Estate, Birchfield Lane, Oldbury, B69 1DT.

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

Date received: 13 December 2019

Date accepted: 13 December 2019

Donor status: company, registration 06317947

(Registered 31 December 2019)
Name of donor: James Reuben
Address of donor: private

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

Date received: 13 December 2019

Date accepted: 13 December 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 January 2020)
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: £5,000

Date received: 23 January 2020

Date accepted: 24 January 2020

Donor status: company, registration 09010358

(Registered 27 January 2020)
Name of donor: Maurizio Bragagni
Address of donor: private

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

Date received: 30 January 2020

Date accepted: 26 February 2020

Donor status: individual

(Registered 26 February 2020)
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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