Keith Simpson

MP, Broadland

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Broadland Conservative

Keith Simpson’s voting in Parliament

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Last updated: 16 Jan 2018

Recent appearances

  • Government Policy on Russia 6 Mar 2018

    I follow the example of the shadow Foreign Secretary by saying that, as a member of the Intelligence and Security Committee, I do not intend to ask the Foreign Secretary for details of the recent incident, but does he agree that, after more than a decade now, we can see the direction of travel of the Putin regime? Its ability to murder people it regards as traitors is in the finest traditions...
  • Modernising Defence Programme 25 Jan 2018

    I have every sympathy with the Secretary of State: over the last two days when this was going to be announced, it was the old Army motto “knickers on, knickers off”, which many of us are familiar with. A number of colleagues, including my right hon. Friend the Member for Chingford and Woodford Green (Mr Duncan Smith), have pointed to the crucial matter of money. Twenty years ago,...
  • National Security Capability Review 15 Jan 2018

    Does my right hon. Friend agree that in some ways this is an unfair question for him, because given everything that he has said, he does not decide defence and security policy, as that has now been upped to the National Security Council and the National Security Adviser? At what point does the influence of the chiefs of staff come in? Is he able to veto any proposals being put forward by the...

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Conservative MP for Broadland

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

Also represented Mid Norfolk

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Topics of interest

Keith Simpson campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Defence
  • International Development
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Treasury
  • Sudan: Peacekeeping Operations
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Sudan: Peace Negotiations
  • Afghanistan

Currently held offices

  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (since 16 Nov 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (9 Sep 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (16 Mar 2015 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (10 May 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister (Defence) (1 Jun 2002 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (10 Dec 2001 to 2 Dec 2002)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (1 Jun 2001 to 1 Jun 2002)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jun 1999 to 1 Jun 2001)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Defence) (1 Jun 1998 to 1 Jun 1999)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 9 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Keith Simpson’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 very low number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 87.22% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 298 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 19 Mar 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
Book Review Editor at Total Politics magazine, 375 Kennington Lane London SE11 5QY. Paid £250 per month, until further notice. Hours: approximately 20 hrs per month. (Updated 18 May 2015)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Saudi Arabia Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, PO Box 55937, Riyadh 11544

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, transport, food and accommodation with a value of £7,802

Destination of visit: Saudi Arabia

Date of visit: 11-15 February 2018

Purpose of visit: Parliamentary fact finding visit with conservative Middle East Council in order to gain a deeper understanding of the strategic links between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the UK.

(Registered 27 February 2018)

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