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John Baron

MP, Basildon and Billericay

Basildon and Billericay Conservative

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

We have lots more plain English analysis of John Baron’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit John Baron’s full vote analysis page for more.

John Baron has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 13 Jun 2018

Recent appearances

  • Eu: Future Relationship White Paper 12 Jul 2018

    I welcome my right hon. Friend to his post. I know he will be well aware of the deep concern on both sides of the House about the extent to which the UK will become a rule taker under the so-called common rulebook. Has he had time to make an early assessment about the percentage of our goods that will be subject to that common rulebook? By way of illustration, can he answer a question that I...
  • Leaving the EU 9 Jul 2018

    It is generally accepted that the EU has a poor track record on trade deals, in large part because of its protectionist rules and regulations. Does the Prime Minister accept that, in pursuing a common rulebook and promising harmonisation, we would be obliging imports from third countries to abide by those same regulations and therefore make trade deals more difficult to achieve?
  • European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Parliamentary approval of the outcome of negotiations with the EU 20 Jun 2018

    Will my right hon. and learned Friend give way?

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

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)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 31 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all John Baron’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 11 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 90.43% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 12 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 78 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on John Baron’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 445 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jul 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
From 1 July 2018 until further notice, £800 (previously £600) a month for an 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)
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 (one house, one flat) in London: (i) and (ii). (Updated 5 December 2012)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Equi Ltd; reporting on the progress of eight real investment trust portfolios. (Registered 05 July 2017; updated 07 June 2018)
8. Miscellaneous
From 16 June 2015, unpaid director of Equi Ltd, which reports on the progress of the website’s eight real investment trust portfolios. (Registered 07 June 2018)

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