Nicholas Soames

Former MP, Mid Sussex

Mid Sussex Conservative

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Recent appearances

  • Exiting the European Union: Topical Questions 27 Apr 2017

    As my right hon. Friend proceeds with the immense task of delivering a responsible and good Brexit for the country and, most especially at these difficult times, for Mid Sussex, does he agree that we cannot pretend to be a global player without running an open economy, with an orderly, non-bureaucratic immigration policy that allows our businesses and public services to access the people and...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Marines 27 Apr 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to alter the Order of Battle of the Royal Marines; and if he will make a statement.
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Russia: Navy 27 Apr 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of (a) the purpose and (b) trends in the level of Russian naval activity around the Greenland-Iceland-UK gap; and if he will make a statement.

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Former Conservative MP for Mid Sussex

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election

Also represented Crawley

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Topics of interest

Nicholas Soames campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Defence
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Home Department
  • Department of Health
  • Nato
  • Warships
  • Iraq
  • Afghanistan
  • 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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  • Has spoken in 26 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Nicholas Soames’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 253 written questions in the last year — well above 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 74.95% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 5 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 93 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 855 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 May 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
Senior Advisor 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)
29 April 2016, received annual payment of £20,008.23. Hours: 30 hrs. (Registered 17 May 2016)
GardaWorld, 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 15 hours. (Updated 13 July 2015, 13 January 2016 and 1 December 2016)
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 15 hours. (Updated 13 July 2015 and 10 March 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 15 hours. (Updated 13 July 2015)
20 April 2017, received payment of £2,500 from the Young President’s Organisation Texas, c/o YPO Austin, 504 Oakland Drive, Austin, TX78703, USA, for a speech delivered on 20 April 2017. Hours: 2 hrs including travel and preparation. (Registered 28 April 2017)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Falcon and Associates International Ltd
Address of donor: 140 Brompton Road, London SW3 1HY

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation, food and transportation: value approx. £4,313

Destination of visit: Dubai

Dates of visit: 3 - 6 November 2016

Purpose of visit: Parliamentary delegation, with the Conservative Middle East Council, to gain a deeper understanding of the strategic important links between Dubai and the UK.

(Registered 30 November 2016)
Name of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bahrain
Address of donor(s): P.O. Box 547, Government Road, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

lf benefit in kind: Flights, hotel accommodation, food and transport to a total value of £3,550

Destination of visit: Kingdom of Bahrain

Dates of visit: 8 to 12 December 2016

Purpose of visit: Parliamentary delegation, with the Conservative Middle East Council, to the 6th Manama Dialogue in order to gain a deeper understanding of the strategic links between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the wider Gulf States and the UK.

(Registered 20 December 2016)
8. Miscellaneous
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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