Richard Bacon

MP, South Norfolk

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South Norfolk Conservative

Richard Bacon’s voting in Parliament

Richard Bacon is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Richard Bacon sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Richard Bacon almost always voted against the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs almost always voted for. Show votes
  • Richard Bacon almost always voted for a wholly elected House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Last updated: 20 Dec 2017

Recent appearances

  • Housing, Planning and the Green Belt 6 Feb 2018

    It should come as no surprise to anyone that private sector house builders build when—and only when—it is sufficiently profitable to do so. That ought to be an axiom, and I am sure the hon. Gentleman agrees with that. Does he therefore agree that part of the solution ought to be to provide a much wider range of genuine choice to potential consumers—people who want somewhere...
  • Restoration and Renewal (Report of the Joint Committee) 31 Jan 2018

    Is it true that there are only 22 voters in the hon. Gentleman’s constituency who separate him from fulfilling his wish?
  • Leaving the Eu: Economic Analysis 30 Jan 2018

    Were the economists involved in these forecasts the same ones who said we would lose half a million jobs if people voted for Brexit? Since the referendum we have, in fact, gained 350,000 jobs.

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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, 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)


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  • Has spoken in 24 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Richard Bacon’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 96.18% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 4 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
  • 102 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Richard Bacon’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 318 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Mar 2018.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Conservative Middle East Council
Address of donor: 55 Tufton Street, London SW1P 3QL

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): accommodation, food and transport with a total value of £2,248

Destination of visit: Lebanon

Date of visit: 20-24 April 2017

Purpose of visit: Parliamentary fact finding.

(Registered 14 December 2017)
Name of donor: Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Address of donor: Embassy of Iran, 16 Princes Gate, London SW7 1PT

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): transport, food and two nights' accommodation with a total value of £867. (The remaining accommodation was provided by a non-registrable source.)

Destination of visit: Iran

Date of visit: 4 – 10 August 2017

Purpose of visit: To attend the Inauguration of H.E. Hassan Rouhani as President of the Islamic Republic of Iran and to meet Iranian parliamentarians.

(Registered 14 December 2017)
8. Miscellaneous
I am a patron of Elizabeth’s Legacy of Hope, a registered charity in England and Wales, No 1141287. During the course of overseas visits I may from time to time undertake engagements on behalf of the charity. (Registered 25 January 2013; updated 26 May 2015)

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