Richard Bacon

Conservative MP for South Norfolk


General Election 2024

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About your Member of Parliament

Your MP (Richard Bacon) represents you, and all of the people who live in South Norfolk, 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 South Norfolk

Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

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Topics of interest

Richard Bacon campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Health
  • Treasury
  • Work and Pensions
  • Education and Skills
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Treasury Building PFI Deal
  • NHS: Ict
  • Departmental Accountancy Practice
  • Departmental Accounting Practice
  • Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust: Cerner

Currently held offices

  • Member, International Development Sub-Committee on the Work of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (since 10 Mar 2020)
  • Member, International Development Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
  • Member, Public Accounts Commission (since 16 Nov 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Public Accounts Commission ( 4 Nov 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee ( 7 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Public Accounts Commission (12 Jul 2010 to 31 Mar 2015)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee ( 9 Jan 2003 to 12 Mar 2007)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 30 Mar 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Culture, Media and Sport: Heritage Buildings 23 May 2024

    On the subject of heritage buildings, may I add my own thanks to yours, Mr Speaker, to the Clerk of Legislation, Liam Laurence Smyth, who really is an institution in this place? He was for many years a close colleague of my late father-in-law, Stephen Panton, who served this House as a Clerk for 33 years. Mr Laurence Smyth has done a great deal for many of us in this House and has been...
  • Culture, Media and Sport: Heritage Buildings 23 May 2024

    It is a local newspaper.
  • Public Accounts Commission: Artificial Intelligence: Government 23 May 2024

    The National Audit Office does have adequate resources to scrutinise the cost of artificial intelligence and, indeed, produced a report in March that found that AI presents Government with significant opportunities to transform public services and that the Government have identified that artificial intelligence could deliver substantial productivity gains, potentially worth billions.

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Register of Members’ Interests

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Last updated: 13 May 2024.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: (1) The Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce (2) Cyprus Premier (3) The Arkin Group
Address of donor: (1) 90 Bedrettin Demirel Caddesi Yenişehir, Lefkoşa, Cyprus (2) 239-241 Kennington Lane, London SE11 5QU (3) PO Box 309 Girne- Kıbrıs, 99300, Cyprus
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) Subsistence, value £250 (2) Flights, value £690 (3) Accommodation, value £300
Destination of visit: Cyprus (Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus)
Dates of visit: 3 January 2024 to 6 January 2024
Purpose of visit: Parliamentary fact-finding delegation to learn about the country's political system, history, culture, and economy.
(Registered 15 January 2024)
8. Miscellaneous
I am a member of the board (unpaid) of the Right to Build Task Force, which is part of the National Custom and Self-Build Association, and I serve as the task force ambassador.
(Registered 6 March 2018)

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