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 consistently 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 occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 22 Feb 2017
What assessment he has made of the potential effect of the EU general data protection regulation on the availability of data for research in the health sector.
I thank the Minister for that answer, but I have to tell her that when the EU’s general data protection regulation becomes enforceable next year, that will make it more difficult to share data. Cancer charities, including Cancer Research UK, are concerned because the progress of life-saving research, especially into rare and children’s cancers, would not have been possible were...
Will my right hon. Friend give way?
More of John Baron’s recent appearances
Conservative MP for Basildon and Billericay
Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
Also represented Billericay
Topics of interest
John Baron campaigned to leave the European Union
- Home Department
- Department of Health
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Members: Correspondence
- Departmental Buildings
- Breast Cancer
Currently held offices
- Chair, Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee (since 5 Jan 2016)
- Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (since 8 Jul 2015)
Other offices held in the past
- 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)
Please note that numbers do not measure quality. Also, representatives may do other things not currently covered by this site.
More about this
- Has spoken in 32 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all John Baron’s speeches
- Has received answers to 9 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 60.35% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below 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.
- 86 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on John Baron’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 425 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 20 Mar 2017.
1. Employment and earnings
Until further notice, £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 Mr Baron’s choice. Hours: 1 hr a month (1 column). (Updated 22 June 2015
and 11 August 2016
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
View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register
More about the register
Note for journalists and researchers: The data on this page may be used freely,
on condition that TheyWorkForYou.com is cited as the source.
This data was produced by TheyWorkForYou from a variety
of sources. Voting information from