Lembit Öpik

Former Liberal Democrat MP for Montgomeryshire

@lembitopik

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Profile

Former Liberal Democrat MP for Montgomeryshire

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

Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)

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Topics of interest

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Transport
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Treasury
  • Home Department
  • Iraq
  • Near Earth Objects
  • Home Information Packs
  • Stowaways
  • Energy: Conservation

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Business, Innovation and Skills Committee (7 Oct 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Business and Enterprise Committee (20 Jan 2009 to 7 Oct 2009)
  • Shadow Minister (Housing), Department for Communities and Local Government (20 Dec 2007 to 3 Oct 2008)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (4 Jul 2007 to 20 Dec 2007)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Affairs (26 Jan 2004 to 4 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, Welsh Affairs (26 Jan 2004 to 4 Jul 2007)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

1. Remunerated directorships
West European Air Services Ltd; aircraft management services and brokerage for local air charter company.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Parliamentary adviser to the Caravan Club of Great Britain. (£5,001-£10,000)
16 January 2010, payment of £6000. Hours: 100 hrs. (Registered 2 February 2010)
Training for the National School of Government. (Up to £5,000)
Broadcasting fees from the BBC. (Up to £5,000)
Fees from ITV for television appearances. (£5,001-£10,000)
Fees for training work for Luther Pendragon.
Journalism for the Daily Sport. (Up to £5,000)
July 2009, received payment of £1600. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 2 February 2010)
August 2009, received payment of £1600. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 2 February 2010)
September 2009, received payment of £1600. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 2 February 2010)
October 2009, received payment of £1600. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 2 February 2010)
November 2009, received payment of £1600. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 2 February 2010)
December 2009, received payment of £1600. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 2 February 2010)
January 2010, received payment of £1600. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 2 February 2010)
Payments for articles for Mail on Sunday newspaper, Associated Newspapers Ltd, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT:
£1000, 13 August 2009. Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 2 February 2010)
£1000, 2 September 2009. Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 2 February 2010)
£20,000 received 9 March 2009. Hours: 40 hrs. (Registered 4 March 2010)
Television appearances arranged via Personal Appearances, 20 North Mount, 1147-1161 High Road, Whetstone, London N20 OPH:
£1000, 'Cash in the Attic', 9 June 2009. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 2 February 2010)
£984, 'The King is Dead', 31 July 2009. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 2 February 2010)
£400, 'Big Brothers Little Brother', 11 August 2009. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 2 February 2010)
£191.25, 'The End of the Year Show', 30 October 2009. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 9 February 2010)
Payment of £150 for political seminar for GovNet Communications, 3<SUP>rd Floor, St James Buildings, 79 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 6PP, 23 July 2009. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 2 February 2010)
Payment of £2000 (plus £390 food and accommodation) for after dinner speech and informal seminar for Avery Healthcare Ltd, 1b Basset Court, Loake Close, Grange Park, Northampton NN4 5EZ, 24 November 2009. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 2 February 2010)
Speaking engagement for (Cunard) Carnival plc, 5 Gainsford Street, London SE1 2NE, 29 November-4 December 2009. Hospitality, accommodation and travel to the value of £5752. Hours: 10 hrs. (Registered 2 February 2010)
4. Sponsorships
Name of donor: Corporate Technology and Investments Ltd
Address of donor: 5th Floor, Imperial House, 15-19 Kingsway, London WC2B 6UN
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: donation of £2500 to my constituency party
Donor status: company, registration number 0652257
(Registered 2 February 2010)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Name of donor: Caravan Club Ltd
Address of donor : East Grinstead House, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 1UA
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: loan of motor home during CLA Game Fair at Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire, 23-27 July 2009; approximate value £660
Date of receipt of donation: 23 July 2009
Date of acceptance of donation: 23 July 2009
Donor status: company, registration number 646027
(Registered 2 February 2010)
9. Registrable shareholdings
(a) West European Air Services Ltd.

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