Henry Bellingham

Former Conservative MP for North West Norfolk

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Recent appearances

  • E-cigarettes — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] 31 Oct 2019

    Brecon and Radnorshire—by-election win.
  • E-cigarettes — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] 31 Oct 2019

    Yes, indeed. I call Jane Dodds.
  • Tributes to the Speaker 31 Oct 2019

    May I please ask for your indulgence, Mr Speaker? I have to go and chair a debate in Westminster Hall, but I should like, initially, to pay tribute to the Speaker’s Chaplain. Bishop Rose has been an inspiration to us all, and one of the great joys of having an early question on the Order Paper has been to come into Prayers and hear the uplifting, spiritual and wholly Christian way in which...

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Profile

Former Conservative MP for North West Norfolk

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election

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Topics of interest

Henry Bellingham campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Home Department
  • Justice
  • Trade and Industry
  • Health
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Prisons
  • Prison Service
  • Prison
  • Smallpox Vaccine
  • Prison Service: Pay

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Panel of Chairs (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill (Commons) Committee (29 Apr 2014 to 22 Feb 2016)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (17 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Shadow Minister (Justice) (20 Nov 2006 to 6 May 2010)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (10 May 2005 to 20 Nov 2006)
  • Shadow Minister (1 Jul 2003 to 10 May 2005)
  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (1 Jul 2003 to 10 May 2005)
  • Member, Trade & Industry Committee (2 Dec 2002 to 8 Dec 2003)
  • Shadow Minister (Trade and Industry) (3 Jul 2002 to 1 Jul 2003)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 2 Nov 2002)
  • Member, Environment Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 18 Mar 1991)

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  • Has spoken in 45 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Henry Bellingham’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 24 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 91.14% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 109 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 782 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
From 1 May 2019 until further notice, Chair and non-executive director of Developing Markets Associates Ltd, 150 Tooley Street, London SE1 2TU, a global consultancy and investment conference organiser. I receive £2,500 a month for a commitment of approx. 3.5 hrs. (Registered 17 May 2013; updated 27 November 2015 and 14 May 2019)
Non-executive Chairman of Pathfinder Minerals PLC, Becket House, 36 Old Jewry, London EC2R 8DD, an AIM listed mining company. I carry out duties as Non-Executive Chairman and give advice on strategy and corporate governance.
From September 2018 I receive £2,083 per month until further notice. Hours: 4-7 hrs per month. (Registered 17 February 2014; updated 17 July 2015 and 29 November 2018)
This is a delayed update which was the subject of a Report published by the Standards Committee on 31 October 2019.
From 1 January 2016 until 4 April 2019, Senior Adviser to J. Stern & Co. LLP, 4 Carlton Gardens, London SW1Y 5AA, a fund management company. I received a monthly payment of £2,500 for providing legal advice, and advice on corporate governance and strategic direction. Hours: approx. 4.5 hrs per month. Initial payment of £5,000 received on 1 January 2016. (Registered 9 February 2016; updated 14 May 2019)
This late entry and delayed update were the subject of a Report published by the Standards Committee on 31 October 2019.
From 1 October 2018, non-executive Chairman of Clifton Africa Ltd, Jendens Office, Shipley, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 8PP, a private company specialising in housing and infrastructure construction in developing countries. I receive £2,500 a month for a commitment of approx. 3.5 hours. (Registered 22 November 2018; updated 31 October 2019)
This is a late entry which was the subject of a Report published by the Standards Committee on 31 October 2019.
On 15 November 2018 I received 3,000 shares as part of my remuneration. (Registered 31 October 2019)
This is a late entry which was the subject of a Report published by the Standards Committee on 31 October 2019.
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Forestry and arable land in Norfolk: (i).
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Glencara Estate Company. (Registered 28 May 2013)
8. Miscellaneous
Non-practising barrister-at-law.
Non-Executive Chairman of Pontus Marine Limited, a UK based company with commercial fishing interests in the Gulf of Aden and the Middle East. I carry out duties as Non-Executive Chairman and give advice on strategy and corporate governance. Since November 2015, I receive no remuneration for this role. (Registered 12 June 2013; updated 17 July 2015 and 27 November 2015)
Unremunerated director of Global Law Summit Ltd, which was set up to run the 2015 Global Law Summit commemorating 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta and to promote UK legal services around the world. It is also looking at organising another law Summit in the future. (Registered 31 October 2013; updated 07 June 2016)
From 1 October 2018 to 31 July 2019, non-executive director (unpaid) of Clifton Resources, a sister company to Clifton Africa. (Registered 29 November 2018; updated 04 October 2019)
This late entry and delayed update were the subject of a Report published by the Standards Committee on 31 October 2019.
From 1 October 2018, director (unpaid) of Glencara Estate company, a private company involved with managing property and agricultural assets. (Registered 29 November 2019)
This is a late entry which was the subject of a Report published by the Standards Committee on 31 October 2019.
From 5 April 2019, Senior Adviser (unpaid) to J. Stern & Co. LLP, 4 Carlton Gardens, London SW1Y 5AA, a fund management company. I provide legal advice, and advice on corporate governance and strategic direction. (Registered 15 May 2019)
This is a delayed update which was the subject of a Report published by the Standards Committee on 31 October 2019.
From 12 April 2019 to 4 October 2019, unpaid director of Fresh Voice and Vision Limited, which was set up to provide support to the leadership campaign of the Rt. Hon Dominic Raab MP. The campaign was launched on 10 June 2019. (Registered 12 June 2019; updated 04 October 2019)
Director of the Eastern Africa Association, a non-profit body established to promote trade and investment in the region. (Registered 31 October 2019)
This is a late entry which was the subject of a Report published by the Standards Committee on 31 October 2019.
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Emma Bellingham, as part-time Parliamentary Assistant/Researcher. (Registered 31 May 2010; updated 22 November 2018)

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