Tim Loughton

MP, East Worthing and Shoreham

East Worthing and Shoreham Conservative

Tim Loughton campaigned to leave the European Union

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Tim Loughton’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Tim Loughton sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Tim Loughton generally voted against new high speed rail infrastructure, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Tim Loughton generally voted against allowing marriage between two people of same sex, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Tim Loughton has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Looked-after Children/Social Work Reform — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] 20 Oct 2016

    I declare my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. Does my hon. Friend share my frustration that too often there appears to be an obsession with changing structures, titles and the nature of the vehicles delivering children’s social care, when what really makes a difference are some of the things that he has already mentioned, such as making sure that we do not...
  • Looked-after Children/Social Work Reform — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] 20 Oct 2016

    I share my hon. Friend’s frustration, but the frustration is worse than that: some of the recommendations in his Committee’s excellent reports relate to recommendations made in the Munro review, which reported in 2011. Since then, very little progress has been made on those recommendations, which have been looked at, researched and looked at again, and they remain unimplemented.
  • Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse 17 Oct 2016

    May I support the Home Secretary in emphasising the importance of this inquiry carrying on its important work? Will she also acknowledge that Alexis Jay and other panel members, as well as her own permanent secretary, will be appearing before the Home Affairs Committee tomorrow? Does the Home Secretary agree that it would be very helpful if Lowell Goddard would agree to appear in person in...

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Conservative MP for East Worthing and Shoreham

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


Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Children
  • Schools and Families
  • Home Department
  • Education and Skills
  • Education
  • Mental Health
  • Children: Protection
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Adoption
  • Children in Care

Currently held offices

  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (since 8 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (3 Nov 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education (17 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Member, Draft Mental Health Bill (Joint Committee) (20 Jul 2004 to 11 Jul 2005)
  • Shadow Minister (Children) (1 Jul 2003 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Health) (1 Jul 2001 to 1 Jul 2003)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Transport and the Regions) (1 Jul 2000 to 1 Jul 2001)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (12 Nov 1997 to 5 Nov 2001)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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More about this

  • Has spoken in 47 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Tim Loughton’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 168 written questions in the last year — well above 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 89.38% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 31 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well 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.
  • 141 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Tim Loughton’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 905 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
From 8 April 2013, adviser to the National Fostering Agency, 71 Cowley Road, Uxbridge, UB8 2AE. From August 2015, paid £1,833.33 per month, until further notice. Hours: 3 hrs per month. (Registered 18 April 2013; updated 26 May 2013, 16 June 2015 and 28 August 2015)
Payments from Cumberlege Eden & Partners Ltd, Snells Cottage, The Green, Newick, Lewes BN8 4LA:
10 May 2016, received £350 for training session for NHS professionals. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 02 June 2016)
30 June 2016, received £350 for training session for NHS professionals. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 04 July 2016)
20 July 2016, received £350 for training session for NHS professionals. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 21 July 2016)
5. Gifts and benefits from sources outside the UK
Name of donor: Swiss Parliament
Address of donor: CH - 3003 Berne

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: as part of the British-Swiss APPG's Parliamentary Ski Week, two ski passes with a value of £247; £494 in total for me and my wife

Date received: 28 March 2016

Date accepted: 28 March 2016

Donor status: other

(Registered 25 April 2016)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Mindful Policy Group Trading Ltd (Registered 20 May 2013)
8. Miscellaneous
Chairman of the Mindful Policy Group Trading Ltd, a commercial company with a charitable arm which aims to advance the science of attachment through training, conferences and publications. The role is unremunerated but I have an equity stake in the company. (Registered 26 May 2013)
From 6 to 12 July 2016, an unremunerated board director and member of Leadsom4Leader Ltd, an organisation supporting Andrea Leadsom MP in the 2016 Conservative Party Leadership Election. (Registered 01 August 2016)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Elizabeth Loughton, as part-time Office Manager. (Updated 18 May 2015)

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

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