Julian Lewis

Independent MP for New Forest East

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs have been less able to vote in Parliament, and this will be reflected in their voting record.

Show more detail
11th May to 2nd June 2020

All MPs could vote remotely through an online voting tool. Votes cast remotely are shown as normal on the TheyWorkForYou voting record.

2nd to 9th June 2020

The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.

10th June 2020 onwards

The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.

If an MP votes by proxy, it is effectively exactly the same as if they cast the vote in person and it shows up on their TheyWorkForYou voting record.

MPs are not required to designate a proxy, and may instead pair with an opposing MP to miss a vote. Parliament does not record when two MPs have come to a pairing arrangement, so on TheyWorkForYou, they will both appear to have been absent for the vote.

We will update this information if the situation changes. See more detail on votes during the COVID-19 period here.

Julian Lewis’s voting in Parliament

Julian Lewis is a Independent MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Independent MPs.

However, Julian Lewis sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

We have lots more plain English analysis of Julian Lewis’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Julian Lewis’s full vote analysis page for more.

Julian Lewis

Recent appearances

  • UK Defence Industry: Procurement 22 Jun 2022

    Before the Minister moves swiftly on from the deterrent, I would like to take him back to aerospace. In the past he has been generous with his time and has met me to discuss the subject of the war widows, a subject that falls more within his own bailiwick. I have been trying to get a meeting with his colleague, the Minister for Defence Procurement, my hon. Friend the Member for Horsham...
  • Ukraine: UK and NATO Military Commitment 20 Jun 2022

    As the expenditure on all the equipment that we have rightly been supplying is operational, will the Minister confirm that it is coming from the Treasury reserve and not from the normal annual defence budget? I gently remind him and the House that, in the first half of the 1980s, we were spending not 2.3% or even 3% of GDP on defence; we were spending between 4.7% and 5.1% of GDP on defence.
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ukraine: Military Aid 20 Jun 2022

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what further steps he plans to take to assist Ukraine to neutralise the use of long-range artillery against civil and military targets by Russian armed forces; whether equipment, supplied to Ukraine by the UK for this purpose, will include unmanned aerial vehicles and other smart munitions; and if he will make a statement.

More of Julian Lewis’s recent appearances

RSS feed (?)

Profile

Independent MP for New Forest East

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Party was Conservative until 14 Jul 2020

Expenses

Topics of interest

Julian Lewis campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Defence
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Home Department
  • Cabinet Office
  • Warships
  • Departmental Files
  • Iraq
  • Simon Mann
  • Aircraft Carriers

Currently held offices

  • Chair, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (since 15 Jul 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (15 Jul 2020 to 16 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (15 Jul 2020 to 16 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (13 Jul 2020 to 15 Jul 2020)
  • Member, Liaison Committee Sub-committee on the effectiveness and influence of the select committee system (13 Feb 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (6 Nov 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (30 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Defence Sub-Committee (12 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Defence Committee (12 Jul 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Defence Committee (12 Jul 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Feb 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Feb 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (30 Nov 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (10 Sep 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Defence Sub-Committee (8 Sep 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Defence Committee (18 Jun 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Defence Committee (18 Jun 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (3 Nov 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (3 Nov 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (3 Nov 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (3 Nov 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Defence Committee (3 Nov 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (13 Sep 2010 to 16 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (13 Sep 2010 to 15 Jul 2020)
  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (13 Sep 2010 to 15 Jul 2020)
  • Shadow Minister (Defence) (10 May 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) (1 Jul 2004 to 10 May 2005)
  • Shadow Minister (Defence) (1 Jul 2002 to 1 Jul 2004)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jul 2001 to 1 Jul 2002)
  • Member, Defence Committee (3 Feb 2000 to 29 Oct 2001)
  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (22 Jun 1998 to 11 May 2001)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 27 Jun 2022.

6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Flat in London, purchased on 22 December 2014 and from which rental income has been received since 5 February 2015: (i) and (ii). (Registered 05 February 2015)

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

More about the register

Note for journalists and researchers: The data on this page may be used freely, on condition that TheyWorkForYou.com is cited as the source.

This data was produced by TheyWorkForYou from a variety of sources. Voting information from Public Whip.

Profile photo: © Parliament (CC-BY 3.0)