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Owen Paterson

Conservative MP for North Shropshire

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Owen Paterson’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Owen Paterson sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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

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

Owen Paterson has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Agriculture Bill: Import of agricultural goods after IP completion day 13 May 2020

    It is a great pleasure to be called to speak in this debate. I draw attention to my entries in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests, as I come from a long family of farmers, have interests in farming and food production, and represent a very successful rural constituency producing some of the finest food in the world, with absolutely top-class farmers and food producers. I strongly...
  • Covid-19: DWP Update 4 May 2020

    May I begin by heartily congratulating the Secretary of State and all the staff at the DWP on the astonishing achievement of handling 1.8 million applicants for universal credit and clearing 1 million? I draw her attention to those people, many of them self-employed, on working tax credits. They were encouraged by the Government to apply for universal credit, not knowing that at the moment...
  • River Severn Flooding — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair] 11 Mar 2020

    My hon. Friend is to be congratulated on having secured this debate at this timely moment, and it is good to see fellow Members from further down the river present. “Holistic” means the catchment area. Does my hon. Friend agree that we should look at the whole catchment area? The River Vyrnwy runs into the Severn in my patch, and this afternoon Melverley is flooded, protecting...

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Conservative MP for North Shropshire

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

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Topics of interest

Owen Paterson campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Northern Ireland
  • Transport
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Badgers/Bovine TB
  • Bovine TB
  • Fisheries
  • Badgers
  • Avian Influenza

Other offices held in the past

  • The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (6 Sep 2012 to 15 Jul 2014)
  • The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (12 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (3 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister (Transport) (10 Nov 2006 to 3 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (1 Oct 2005 to 10 Nov 2006)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jun 2000 to 1 Jun 2001)
  • Member, Agriculture Committee (21 Feb 2000 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (26 Jul 1999 to 20 Nov 2000)
  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 11 May 2001)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 38 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Owen Paterson’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 91.84% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 129 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Owen Paterson’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 702 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
From 1 August 2015 until further notice, Consultant to Randox Laboratories Ltd, a clinical diagnostics company, of 55 Diamond Road, Crumlin BT29 4QY. I consulted the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments about this role. From 20 April 2017, I expect to receive £8,333 a month for a monthly commitment of 16 hours. (Registered 07 October 2015; updated 26 April 2017)
From 14 December 2016, consultant to Lynn’s Country Foods Ltd, a processor and distributor of sausages in the United Kingdom, of Down Business Park, 46 Belfast Road, Downpatrick BT30 9UP. Until further notice I expect to receive £2,000 for 4 hrs every other month (24 hrs a year) to a total of £12,000 per annum. First payment received on 25 January 2017. (Registered 27 January 2017; updated 22 February 2017)
From 1 January 2018 until 1 November 2019, consultant to Hi-Peak Feeds Ltd, suppliers of animal feeds, of Sheffield Road, Killamarsh, Sheffield S21 1ED (part of the Devenish Nutrition Group). I received £4,166 a month for a monthly commitment of 8 hours. (Registered 25 January 2018; updated 20 December 2019)
20 March 2020, received £3,600 from Champions (UK) PLC, Barrington House, Leake Road, Costock, Loughborough LE12 6XA, for participation in a panel debate at the Husayn Summit 2020 on 29 February 2020. Hours: 5 hrs in total. (Registered 30 March 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: T G Builders Merchants
Address of donor: Wood Lane, Ellesmere, Shropshire SY12 0HY

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

Donor status: company, registration 1402696

(Registered 09 January 2020)
Name of donor: Belton Farm Limited
Address of donor: Belton, Whitchurch, Shropshire SY13 1JD

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £7,500

Donor status: company, registration 1129055

(Registered 09 January 2020)
Name of donor: J C Bamford Excavators Ltd
Address of donor: Lakeside Works, Rocester, Uttoxeter ST14 5JP

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £7,000

Donor status: company, registration 561597

(Registered 09 January 2020)
Name of donor: David Grocott
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 09 January 2020)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
A share in buildings and agricultural land at Bunbury and Spurstow, Cheshire: (i) and (ii). (Updated 23 December 2014)
A share in buildings attached to my house near Ellesmere, Shropshire: (i) and (ii). (Updated 23 December 2014)
A share of a house in London: (i). (Registered 23 December 2014; updated 24 November 2016 and 21 February 2017)
8. Miscellaneous
Until 20 June 2019, unpaid Chairman of UK2020 Ltd, a company limited by guarantee, which is a political think tank. The company met my expenses associated with speaking engagements for it. (Registered 26 August 2016; updated 16 July 2019)
From 4 March 2020, unpaid Director of Centre for Brexit Policy, a company limited by guarantee, which is a political think tank. (Registered 30 March 2020)

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