John Baron

Conservative MP for Basildon and Billericay

John Baron’s voting in Parliament

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

However, John Baron sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • John Baron consistently voted against military action against ISIL (Daesh), while most Conservative MPs consistently voted for. Show votes
  • John Baron almost always voted against use of UK military forces in combat operations overseas, while most Conservative MPs almost always voted for. Show votes
  • John Baron almost always voted against new high speed rail infrastructure, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • John Baron generally voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency, while most Conservative MPs almost always voted for. Show votes
  • John Baron generally voted against the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs almost always voted for. Show votes

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Last updated: 9 Apr 2019

Profile

Conservative MP for Basildon and Billericay

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

Also represented Billericay

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Topics of interest

John Baron campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Health
  • Treasury
  • Department of Health
  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Members: Correspondence
  • Cancer
  • Departmental Buildings
  • Breast Cancer
  • NHS: Negligence

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee (5 Jan 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (3 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister (Health) (1 Jul 2003 to 3 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Minister (Health) (1 Jun 2002 to 18 Mar 2003)
  • Member, Education & Skills Committee (12 Nov 2001 to 16 Dec 2002)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 May 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
From 1 July 2018 until further notice, £800 (previously £600) a month for a monthly investment column in the FT’s Investors' Chronicle magazine. Address: Number One Southwark Bridge, London SE1 9HL. All fees are waived in lieu of FT donations to charities of my choice. Hours: 1 hr a month (1 column). (Updated 22 June 2015, 11 August 2016 and 02 July 2018)
Payments received from Pearson Education, Harlow, Essex CM17 9NA, for writing a book:
31 December 2017, received royalties of £253.42. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 23 October 2018)
30 June 2018, received royalties of £202.22. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 23 October 2018)
15 May 2018, received advance of £1,500 for a revised edition of my book. Expected hours: 150 hrs. (Registered 03 December 2018)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: British Council
Address of donor: 10 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2BN

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): For a member of staff and myself, flights £5,389.62; accommodation £227.90; transport and internal transfers (estimated cost) £280.50; food (estimated cost) £150; total value £6,048.02

Destination of visit: Astana, Kazakhstan

Dates of visit: 13 - 16 November 2018

Purpose of visit: As Chair of the British Council APPG, to attend the Creative Central Asia - Astana Forum organised by the British Council.

(Registered 12 December 2018)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Two investment residential properties in London: (i) and (ii). (Updated 05 December 2012 and 17 July 2018)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Equi Ltd. (Registered 05 July 2017; updated 07 June 2018 and 17 July 2018)
8. Miscellaneous
From 16 June 2015, Director of Equi Ltd. (Registered 07 June 2018; updated 17 July 2018)

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