John Baron

MP, Basildon and Billericay

Basildon and Billericay Conservative

John Baron campaigned to leave the European Union

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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

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Recent appearances

  • Rights of EU Nationals 19 Oct 2016

    Many of us, leavers and remainers, have great sympathy with the position expressed in the motion, but where we part company is with the final six words, “should the UK exit the EU.” Brexit means Brexit, and that is pure mischief-making by the SNP. That is why a lot of us will not be supporting the motion.

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Conservative MP for Basildon and Billericay

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

Also represented Billericay


Topics of interest

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

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 1 Jun 2003)
  • Member, Education & Skills Committee (12 Nov 2001 to 16 Dec 2002)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 43 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all John Baron’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 19 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 66.86% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
  • 88 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on John Baron’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 424 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 2016.

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)
27 October 2015, payment of £500 from Farrers and Co (legal firm), 66 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LH, for speaking at the Laurence Stacey Memorial Debate on 14 October 2015. Hours: 3 hrs. Fee paid direct to charity. (Registered 10 November 2015)
5 November 2015, payment of £2,000 from Cenkos Securities Plc, 6.7.8 Tokenhouse Yard, London EC2R 7AS, for speaking at a lunch debate on 5 October 2015. Hours: 2 hrs. Fee paid direct to charity. (Registered 17 December 2015)
3 December 2015, payment of £1,500 from the Financial Times, 1 Southwark Bridge, London SE1 9HL, for speaking at an investment seminar on 8 October 2015. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 17 December 2015)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: ICM Investment Research Ltd
Address of donor: Suite 29 Forum House, Stirling Road, Chichester PO19 7DN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Rugby World Cup quarter final ticket and lunch; £316

Date received: 17 October 2015

Date accepted: 17 October 2015

Donor status: company, registration 3319375

(Registered 26 October 2015)
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)

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