Boris Johnson

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

Uxbridge and South Ruislip Conservative

Boris Johnson’s voting in Parliament

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

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  • Boris Johnson generally voted against university tuition fees, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Boris Johnson generally voted for greater regulation of gambling, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Boris Johnson

Last updated: 19 Apr 2017

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons 27 Apr 2017

    An error has been identified in the written answer given on 26 April 2017. The correct answer should have been: ​The UK has been at the forefront of those making the case that those found responsible for chemical weapons attacks must be held to account. A UK-US-French attempt to agree UN sanctions in response to previous chemical weapons attacks was vetoed by Russia and China...
  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons 27 Apr 2017

    ​The UK has been at the forefront of those making the case that those found responsible for chemical weapons attacks must be held to account. A UK-US-French attempt to agree UN sanctions in response to previous chemical weapons attacks was vetoed by Russia and China in the UN Security Council on 28 February. In March we helped secure agreement from the EU to add 4 Syrian military...
  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Arms Trade: Exports 27 Apr 2017

    The key issue when considering export licence applications under Criterion Two of the Consolidated EU & National Arms Export Licensing Criteria is whether there is a clear risk that the items to be licensed might be used in the commission of a serious violation of international humanitarian law. It is not necessary, nor always possible, to make a determination about specific past...

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Conservative MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip

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

Also represented Henley

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Topics of interest

Boris Johnson campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Education and Skills
  • Innovation
  • Universities and Skills
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Treasury
  • Capita
  • Capita Group
  • Further Education Colleges
  • Community Hospitals
  • Higher Education

Currently held offices

  • Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (since 13 Jul 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Mayor of London (2 May 2008 to 5 May 2016)
  • Shadow Minister, Innovation, Universities and Skills (6 Jul 2007 to 27 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Minister (Higher Education), Education (16 Dec 2005 to 6 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (9 Dec 2005 to 16 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Minister (Arts), Home Affairs (6 Jul 2004 to 15 Nov 2004)
  • Shadow Minister (Arts), Home, Constitutional & Legal Affairs (10 May 2004 to 6 Jul 2004)
  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (1 Apr 2004 to 13 Nov 2004)
  • Vice-Chair, Conservative Party (1 Jul 2003 to 1 Jul 2004)

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  • Has spoken in 13 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Boris Johnson’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • People have made 16 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 225 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 May 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments received as Mayor of London from Greater London Authority, City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London SE1 2AA. Hours: full time. (Registered 06 June 2015)
28 April 2016, received £3,982.50. (Registered 06 June 2016)
Payments from Hodder and Stoughton UK, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0DZ, via United Agents, 12-26 Lexington St, London W1F 0LE:
26 April 2016, received £320.35 for royalties on book already written. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 06 June 2016)
12 July 2016, received £481.17 for sale of Romanian subrights to book already written. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 05 September 2016)
12 July 2016, received £23,561 for Dutch royalties on book already written. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 05 September 2016)
12 July 2016, received £964.20 for sale of Russian subrights to book already written. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 05 September 2016)
12 July 2016, received £17,692.09 for French royalties on book already written. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 05 September 2016)
12 July 2016, received £4,232.27 for US royalties on book already written. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 05 September 2016)
13 September 2016, received £428.79 for Hungarian subrights to book already written. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 04 October 2016)
27 September 2016, received £8,388.92 for royalties on book already written. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 04 October 2016)
13 October 2016, received £1,043.23 for Castillian and Audio subrights on book already written. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 08 December 2016)
10 January 2017, received £8544.36 for Hungarian subrights and US royalties on book already written. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 10 February 2017)
28 March 2017, received £9,125.46 for royalties on book already written. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 27 April 2017)
From June 2015 until July 2016, I received £22,916.66 a month for writing articles for the Telegraph Media Group Ltd, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0DT. Hours: 10 hrs a month. Final payment of £10,349.36 received on 13 July 2016. (Registered 13 July 2015; updated 05 September 2016)
Payments from Harper and Collins UK, 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF via United Agents, 12-26 Lexington St, London W1F 0LE:
27 March 2016, received £180.85 for royalties on book already written. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 06 June 2016)
27 March 2016, received £330.87 for royalties on book already written. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 06 June 2016)
6 September 2016, received £13.09 for royalties on book already written. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 04 October 2016)
29 September 2016, received £464.37 for royalties on books already written. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 08 December 2016)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Mrs Fitriani Hay
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: staffing to a value of £50,000 to assist in winding up my role as Mayor of London

Date received: 9 May to 13 July 2016

Date accepted: 9 May 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 29 July 2016)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
From 1 November 2016, house in London, owned jointly with my wife: (i) and, from 1 March 2017, (ii). (Registered 20 March 2017)
8. Miscellaneous
Until 8 May 2016, in my capacity as Mayor of London:
Chair of Transport for London

Co-chair, Crossrail High Level Forum

Chair, London Crime Reduction Board

Chair, London Health Board

Chair, London Enterprise Panel

Chair of the London Infrastructure Delivery Board.

I held powers and duties in respect of policing in London, which were discharged through the Mayors' Office for Policing and Crime.

(Registered 06 June 2015; updated 07 June 2016)

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