Stephen O'Brien

Former MP, Eddisbury

Eddisbury Conservative

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Recent appearances

  • Elections for Positions in the House: Backbench Business — Valedictory Debate 26 Mar 2015

    It is a privilege to follow the right hon. Member for Neath (Mr Hain) as he and I share something a little unusual, in that we have travelled from remote parts of Africa to find ourselves both sent to this place and now departing on the same day. The abruptness of my departure is matched by the abruptness of my arrival in a by-election 16 years ago, when the present Leader of the House was...
  • Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Malaria 26 Mar 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her Department's spend on malaria control was in 2013-14.
  • Written Answers — Department of Health: Cervical Cancer 17 Mar 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 3 March 2015 to Question 225373, if he will make it his policy that GPs should be able to commission cervical smear tests for diagnostic purposes to investigate presenting symptoms outside the routine screening timeframes; and what additional opportunities there are for patients to be tested for diagnostic purposes outside...

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Former Conservative MP for Eddisbury

Entered the House of Commons on 22 July 1999 — Byelection

Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election


Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Trade and Industry
  • Treasury
  • Education and Skills
  • Home Department
  • Social Services
  • NHS: Ict
  • Departmental Internet
  • NHS: Information and Communications Technology
  • Medical Records: Databases

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development (13 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Shadow Minister (Health) (8 Dec 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister (Education) (10 May 2005 to 8 Dec 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Industry (10 Nov 2003 to 10 May 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (10 Nov 2003 to 10 May 2005)
  • Shadow Paymaster General (1 Jun 2002 to 1 Jun 2003)
  • Shadow Financial Secretary (1 Jun 2002 to 30 Jun 2002)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (1 Jun 2001 to 1 Jun 2002)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jun 2001 to 1 Jun 2002)
  • Member, Education Sub-committee (30 Nov 1999 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Education & Employment Committee (29 Nov 1999 to 11 May 2001)

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  • Has spoken in 13 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Stephen O'Brien’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 63 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 61.18% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 4 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 61 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 602 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

1. Directorships
Director of Observe Ltd, a consultancy providing corporate, strategic and commercial advice, which started trading from March 2014 (previously dormant). Registered office: St. John’s Chambers, Love Street, Chester CH1 1QN. (Registered 17 March 2014)
Non-Executive Director of S4Si Ltd, Adam House, 7-10 Adam Street, London WC2N 6AA, security services and solutions specialists. Annual fee: £35,000 plus VAT, to be paid in varying monthly instalments for the period starting 1 January 2014. Minimum commitment of 28 hrs per annum from 10 March 2014. (£30,001-£35,000) No payment yet received. (Registered 17 March 2014; updated 9 March 2015)
3. Clients
Of Observe Ltd:
Montrose International LLP; social investment and sustainability programme delivery. Address: Unit 8 Churchill Court, 58 Station Road, North Harrow HA5 7SA. Fee: £30,000 plus VAT, per annum (paid quarterly) for an average of 2 days per month (£25,001-£30,000). (Registered 17 March 2014)
28 April 2014, received £7,500 plus VAT for January to March 2014. Hours: 35 hrs. (Registered 8 May 2014)
28 July 2014, received £7,500 plus VAT for April to June 2014. Hours: 36 hrs. (Registered 11 August 2014)
5 December 2014, received £7,500 plus VAT for 1 July to 30 September 2014. Hours: 36 hrs. (Registered 18 December 2014)
16 February 2015, received £7,500 plus VAT for October to December 2014. Hours: 36 hrs. (Registered 26 February 2015)
Global Strategy Ltd; strategic, international commercial and corporate consultancy. Address: 25 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RZ. (£35,001-£40,000). (Registered 8 May 2014)
10 May 2014, received a fee of £40,000 plus VAT for the period 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015. Hours: anticipated average of minimum of 12 hrs per month. (Registered 8 May 2014)
UK Broadband Ltd, network communication services. Address: 3rd Floor, International House, 7 High Street, Ealing, London W5 5DB. Hours: anticipated 10-12 hrs per month. (£5,001 to £10,000) (Registered 8 May 2014; updated 18 May 2014)
27 May 2014, received fee of £3,500 plus VAT for the period 1 April 2014 to 30 April 2014. Hours: 12 hrs. (Registered 18 June 2014)
30 June 2014, received fee of £3,500 plus VAT for the period 1 May to 31 May 2014. Hours: 12 hrs. (Registered 4 July 2014)
UK Broadband Networks Ltd, network communication services. Address: 3rd Floor, International House, 7 High Street, Ealing, London W5 5DB. (New agreement for the period 1 June 2014 to 31 May 2015). Hours: anticipated 3 hrs per month, for a fee of £1,000 per month. (£10,001 to £15,000) (Registered 16 July 2014)
12 August 2014, received £1,000 plus VAT for June 2014. Hours: 3.5 hrs.
(Registered 21 August 2014; updated 26 February 2015)
27 August 2014, received £1,000 plus VAT for July 2014. Hours: 3 hrs.
(Registered 11 February 2015)
4 December 2014, received £2,000 plus VAT for 1 September to 31 October 2014. Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 18 December 2014)
29 January 2015, received £2,000 plus VAT for 1 November to 31 December 2014. Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 11 February 2015)
Plexus Cotton Ltd, international cotton traders. Address: 20 Chapel St, Liverpool L3 9AG. Hours: anticipated commitment of on average 3.5 hours per month. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 26 February 2015)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Name of donor: Plexus Cotton Ltd
Address of donor: 20 Chapel Street, Liverpool L3 9AG
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets for the Open Championship 2014, and associated hospitality; total value approx. £1,300
Date of receipt: 18 July 2014
Date of acceptance of donation: 18 July 2014
Donor status: company, registration 02548312
(Registered 2 September 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Address of donor: 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
Amount of donation: return flights, ground transportation, thirteen nights hotel accommodation and subsistence for two people, with a total value of £12,400
Destination of visit: Papua New Guinea and Australia
Date of visit: 25 May – 7 June 2014
Purpose of visit: To help drive discussions around health investments for development, to help drive progress against broader development targets in my role as Global Advocate of Roll Back Malaria Partnership (unremunerated).
(Registered 18 June 2014; updated 16 July 2014)
Name of donor: Savannah Petroleum Ltd
Address of donor: 50 Lothian Road, Festival Square, Edinburgh EH3 9WJ
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): return flights between Manchester and Niamey, Niger at a cost of £3,852.72
Destination of visit: Niger
Date of visit: 3 July 2014
Purpose of visit: to witness the signing of an agreement between the company and the Nigerien Ministry of Energy, and to make a speech at a reception.
(Registered 8 July 2014)
Name of donor: Markham Services Ltd
Address of donor: 10 Markham Close, Borehamwood WD6 4PQ
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights and accommodation, total £2,048.16
Destination of visit: Israel
Date of visit: 22-23 September 2014
Purpose of visit: fact-finding in relation to industrial innovation.
(Registered 17 October 2014)
Name of donor: Malaria No More (USA)
Address of donor: 432 Park Avenue South #4, New York, NY 10016
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): return flights and two nights’ accommodation, with a total value of £3,580
Destination of visit: Washington D.C., USA
Date of visit: 2-4 December 2014
Purpose of visit: to receive the 2014 Action Award for my work supporting malaria eradication and for associated meetings.
(Registered 18 December 2014)
8. Land and Property
Part share of a house in London from which rental income is received. (Registered 12 November 2012, updated 17 March 2014)
9. Shareholdings
(a) Observe Ltd, details as stated in Category 1. (Registered 17 March 2014)
11. Miscellaneous
Non-practising Solicitor.
Unremunerated posts:
Non-Executive Director of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. (Registered 17 March 2014)
Global Advocate of Roll Back Malaria Partnership, World Health Organisation. (Registered 17 March 2014)
Non-Executive Director/Trustee of the City of London Sinfonia. (Registered 17 March 2014)
Non-Executive Director, Innovation Vector Control Consortium, infectious diseases research, non-profit. (Registered 26 February 2015)

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