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.

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

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Last updated: 19 Dec 2018

Recent appearances

  • European Union (Withdrawal) Act: [9th Allotted Day] 15 Jan 2019

    It is a great pleasure to follow the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington (Tom Brake). He touched upon the fact that David Cameron introduced the referendum, but he forgot to mention that it was a Liberal Democrat idea to have an in/out referendum when the Conservatives opposed the Lisbon treaty. We are facing a constitutional conundrum. The right hon. Gentleman quite rightly said...
  • Leaving the EU 14 Jan 2019

    It is absolutely clear: the British Government, the Irish Government and the European Union have always said that there will be no hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic, and today’s border works perfectly satisfactorily with electronic means. It is extraordinary and exasperating that we are still stuck on the question of the backstop, when the Prime Minister has met...
  • Seaborne Freight 8 Jan 2019

    Many of us would agree that much the best end solution for the talks between the Government and the EU would be a wide-ranging free trade agreement, as offered by President Tusk in March, with zero tariffs. However, to bring the EU to the table, to counter the arrogant boasting of Mr Selmayr in the Passauer Neue Presse, which many of us have been reading since we heard about it yesterday, and...

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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)


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  • Has spoken in 21 debates in the last year — below 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 78.38% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 664 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Jan 2019.

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 further notice, consultant to Hi-Peak Feeds Ltd, suppliers of animal feeds, of Sheffield Road, Killamarsh, Sheffield S21 1ED (part of the Devenish Nutrition Group). I expect to receive £4,166 a month for a monthly commitment of 8 hours. (Registered 25 January 2018)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Randox Laboratories Ltd
Address of donor: 55 Diamond Road, Crumlin BT29 4QY

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Travel £558; dinner £100; Randox Polo International event at Gleneagles and afternoon tea £200; accommodation £785; total £1,643

Date received: 7-9 September 2018

Date accepted: 7 September 2018

Donor status: company, registration NI 15738

(Registered 25 September 2018)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: UK2020 Ltd
Address of donor: America House, Rumford Court, Rumford Place, Liverpool L3 9DD

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): flights £6,730; accommodation £730; expenses and hospitality £794; total value £8,254

Destination of visit: Washington DC, USA

Dates of visit: 16-22 September 2018

Purpose of visit: Keynote speaker at event hosted by Heritage Foundation. Attended meetings on Capitol Hill.

(Registered 17 October 2018)
Name of donor: (i) UK 2020 Ltd; (ii) Chickasaw Nation; (iii) E Foundation;
(iv) Institute of Economic Affairs; (v) White House Writers’ Group; (vi) Syngenta; (vii) Mr Tucker Link

Address of donor: (i) America House, Rumford Court, Rumford Place, Liverpool L3 9DD;

(ii) 2020 Lonnie Abbott Blvd, Ada, OK 74820, USA;

(iii) 2 E California Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA;

(iv) 2 Lord North Street, London SW1P 3LB;

(v) 1025 Thomas Jefferson St NW #110g, Washington DC 20007, USA;

(vi) 1775 Pennsylvania Ave NW #600, Washington DC 20006, USA;

(vii) private

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation):

Flights/travel: (i) £4,187; (ii) £4,052

Accommodation: (i) £570; (iii) £307

Expenses and hospitality: (i) £176; (iii) £195; (iv) £84; (v) £31; (vi) £31; (vii) £39

Destination of visit: Washington DC, and Oklahoma City, OK, USA

Dates of visit: 14-19 November 2018

Purpose of visit: Attended meetings on Capitol Hill in Washington. Attended meetings in Oklahoma State Capital and Oklahoma State University.

(Registered 12 December 2018)
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
Unpaid Chairman of UK2020 Ltd, a company limited by guarantee, which is a political think tank. The company meets my expenses associated with speaking engagements for it. (Registered 26 August 2016)

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