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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Richard Bacon has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 13 Jun 2018
Given that some planning inspectors’ reports are inadvertently undermining opportunities for people who want to build their own homes, despite new statutory obligations under the Self-Build and Custom House-Building Act 2015, will the Secretary of State ensure that inspectors pay sufficient regard to the legislation and enable the right-to-build taskforce to offer training so that...
Albania has one of the highest rates of honour killing in Europe. Will the Government look very closely at the case of Mrs Emiljana Muca, who was staying in the constituency of the hon. Member for Norwich South (Clive Lewis) and is now, thanks to the generosity of her therapist, staying in the therapist’s own house in south Norfolk to reduce the risk of self-harm? If she were to be...
I am pleased to have the opportunity to discuss secondary ticketing, which is the process of reselling tickets for admission to events such as live music concerts, rock festivals, football matches, other sporting events, exhibitions and so on. The term “secondary ticketing” refers to tickets that have already been sold for the first time by the organiser of the event, and are then...
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Conservative MP for South Norfolk
Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
Topics of interest
Richard Bacon campaigned to leave the European Union
- 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 27 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 WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 89.66% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 323 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 13 Aug 2018.
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)
Name of donor: Ministry of Defence, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Address of donor: Riyadh, Postal Code 111165, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): flights, accommodation, internal transport and food at a total value of £8,257
Destination of visit: Riyadh and Saudi/Yemen border region
Dates of visit: 11-15 January 2018
Purpose of visit: Parliamentary delegation to see impact of ballistic missile strikes in the Saudi/Yemen border region and gain a deeper understanding of the strategic importance of the Coalition operations in Yemen.
(Registered 06 March 2018
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
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 06 March 2018)
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