Nicholas Soames’s voting in Parliament
Nicholas Soames is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
This is a selection of Nicholas Soames’s votes.
Almost always voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
6 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 2010–2016
Almost always voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
6 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2019
Generally voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
11 votes for, 0 votes against, 7 absences, between 2012–2018
Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Show votes
5 votes for, 9 votes against, 2 absences, between 1997–2017
Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
7 votes for, 4 votes against, 2 absences, between 2008–2016
Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010
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Last updated: 5 Feb 2019
May I reassure the Prime Minister that I am holding my nerve like anything? Will she therefore confirm that it remains at the heart of the Government’s policy, in the national interest, to secure a deal, which, at the end of the day, will achieve the closest possible political, economic and security relationship with our friends and allies in the European Union?
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the (a) aims and (b) objectives are of UK policy towards China.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to maintain a permanent naval presence in (a) the Indo-Pacific region and (b) South East Asia.
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Conservative MP for Mid Sussex
Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election
Also represented Crawley
Topics of interest
Nicholas Soames campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Ministry of Defence
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Home Department
- Department of Health
- Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Administration Committee (25 Mar 2013 to 10 Mar 2014)
- Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (31 Jan 2006 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Defence (8 Nov 2003 to 5 May 2005)
- Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (12 Dec 2001 to 5 May 2005)
- Member, Public Administration Committee (2 Jul 1999 to 18 Jan 2000)
- Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Armed Services) (20 Jul 1994 to 1 May 1997)
- Parliamentary Secretary (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) (14 Apr 1992 to 20 Jul 1994)
- Member, European Legislation Committee (2 Feb 1984 to 15 Jul 1985)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 4 Feb 2019.
1. Employment and earnings
on Strategic Issues to Intrepid Capital Partners, 199 Knightsbridge, London SW7 1RE. Until further notice, I receive an annual payment of £20,008.23 for an expected commitment of 30 hours. (Updated 13 July 2015 and 17 May 2016)
, formerly AEGIS
Defence Services Limited (non-executive). Address: 1 London Bridge, London, SE1 9BG, UK. I attend meetings in pursuit of duties as Senior Adviser
and a member of the International Advisory Board. Until further notice, I receive a monthly salary of £9,166.67 for an expected commitment of 20 hours. (Updated 13 July 2015, 13 January 2016, 1 December 2016 and 18 December 2017)
Senior Adviser, MMC
Group; insurance and related financial services. Address: Marsh Ltd, Tower Place, London, EC3R 5BU. Work includes attending meetings and advising on business development. From March 2017 until further notice, I receive a monthly salary of £8,098.75 for an expected commitment of 20 hours. (Updated 13 July 2015, 10 March 2017 and 18 December 2017)
Non-executive director of Aggregated Micro Power plc; renewable energy investment business. Address: Hasilwood House, 62 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AW. Until further notice, I receive £3,750 per quarter for an expected commitment of 10 hours. (Registered 24 September 2014; updated 13 July 2015 and 18 December 2017)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP
but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: The Westminster Dining Club
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
Donor status: members' association (unincorporated)
(Registered 17 September 2018)
Co-Chair of the Cross Party Group on Balanced Migration. Migrationwatch UK provides secretarial, research and administrative support, pays for printing costs and maintains the group’s website. (Registered 9 May 2011; updated 25 July 2014 and 31 July 2015)
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