Robert Syms

Conservative MP for Poole

@robertsymsMP

About your Member of Parliament

Your MP (Robert Syms) represents you, and all of the people who live in Poole, at the UK Parliament in Westminster.

MPs split their time between Parliament and their constituency. In Parliament, they debate and vote on new laws, review existing laws, and question the Government. In the constituency, their focus is on supporting local people and championing local issues. They have a small staff team who help with casework, maintain their diaries, and monitor their inbox.

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Conservative MP for Poole

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

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Topics of interest

Robert Syms campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Health
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Transport
  • Local Government and the Regions
  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Trade Unions
  • Departmental Marketing
  • Illegal Immigrants
  • Building Regulations
  • Fluoride

Currently held offices

  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 20 Oct 2022)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Finance Committee (Commons) ( 2 Mar 2020 to 9 Mar 2020)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (27 Jan 2020 to 24 Jan 2023)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (27 Jan 2020 to 24 Jan 2023)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (30 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (30 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Finance Committee (Commons) (30 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Administration Committee (28 Nov 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • The Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury (17 Jul 2016 to 15 Jun 2017)
  • Chair, High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill (Commons) Committee ( 8 Jun 2015 to 22 Feb 2016)
  • Chair, High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill (Commons) Committee ( 8 Jun 2015 to 22 Feb 2016)
  • Member, High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill (Commons) Committee (30 Mar 2015 to 8 Jun 2015)
  • Chair, High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill (Commons) Committee ( 6 May 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill (Commons) Committee ( 6 May 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill (Commons) Committee (29 Apr 2014 to 6 May 2014)
  • Member, Finance and Services Committee (10 Dec 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Administration Committee (28 Oct 2013 to 8 Dec 2014)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) ( 6 Sep 2012 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Member, Draft Detention of Terrorist Suspects (Temporary Extension) Bills (Joint Committee) (15 Mar 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (27 Jul 2010 to 10 Dec 2012)
  • Chair, Regulatory Reform Committee (27 Jul 2010 to 3 Dec 2012)
  • Chair, Regulatory Reform Committee (27 Jul 2010 to 3 Dec 2012)
  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 27 Jul 2010)
  • Member, Draft Marine Bill (Joint Committee) ( 8 May 2008 to 22 Jul 2008)
  • Member, Health and Social Care Committee (22 Oct 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (10 May 2005 to 3 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Minister (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) ( 1 Jun 2003 to 5 May 2005)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (28 Feb 2003 to 1 Jun 2003)
  • Member, Transport Committee (22 Jul 2002 to 25 Mar 2003)
  • Vice-Chair, Conservative Party ( 1 Jul 2001 to 1 Jul 2002)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Transport and the Regions) ( 1 Jun 1999 to 1 Jun 2001)
  • Member, Procedure Committee ( 5 Nov 1998 to 26 Nov 1999)
  • Member, Health and Social Care Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 13 Nov 2000)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Income Tax (Charge) 6 Mar 2024

    In six minutes, it is difficult to put all the good things about this Budget in my speech, but I will try. I will start with the context. We faced the worst public health pandemic for 100 years. We took that on, and made some difficult decisions, because Boris Johnson wanted to save frail people from dying. We sometimes forget how scary and difficult it was dealing with that pandemic. I admit...
  • Backbench Business: Colleges Week — [Sir Robert Syms in the Chair] 29 Feb 2024

    We now move to the Front-Bench wind-ups, starting with the Opposition spokesman.
  • Homes for Ukraine Scheme: Potential Extension — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] 6 Feb 2024

    I welcome my hon. Friend the Member for Mid Derbyshire (Mrs Latham) raising some important questions, which I know the Government are starting to think about because we all have constituents starting to ask us what will happen. I was touched by the comments made by my hon. Friend the Member for North Norfolk (Duncan Baker). All the families that have come to this country have a story to...

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Last updated: 18 Mar 2024.

7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Marden Holdings Ltd - family business with interests in property.

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