Andrew Murrison

MP, South West Wiltshire

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South West Wiltshire Conservative

Andrew Murrison’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Andrew Murrison sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Andrew Murrison generally voted against the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs almost always voted for. Show votes
  • Andrew Murrison generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes
  • Andrew Murrison generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Andrew Murrison has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 16 Jan 2018

Recent appearances

  • Northern Ireland Assembly Members (Pay) Bill 21 Mar 2018

    I encourage my right hon. Friend not to be distracted because a number of important points have been made by hon. and right hon. Members, but the Bill is very tight and, as she rightly says, responds to public concern. In my experience, and I suspect in hers too, that public concern goes right across the divide in Northern Ireland. She is right to pursue this matter, because the public expect...
  • Northern Ireland (Regional Rates and Energy) Bill 21 Mar 2018

    I am very sorry that the Bill has had to come before the House, but it is clearly necessary for the good governance of Northern Ireland for it to be passed. The Secretary of State was right to describe it as modest and discreet, which it clearly is, but I am concerned about incremental drift, which was why I was testing the hon. Member for Pontypridd (Owen Smith). He sat down before I could...
  • Northern Ireland (Regional Rates and Energy) Bill 21 Mar 2018

    I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman, because I think he has established his red line. I therefore assume that he would not wish to make decisions on, for example, the Commonwealth youth games, which has been cited by a Back Bencher from his own party. I am thinking that the Opposition red line on governance in Northern Ireland, in the absence of an Executive, exists somewhere between those...

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Conservative MP for South West Wiltshire

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

Also represented Westbury

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Topics of interest

Andrew Murrison campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Health
  • Defence
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Justice
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Armed Forces: Housing
  • Dentistry
  • Influenza
  • Armed Forces: Health Services
  • Armed Forces: Influenza

Currently held offices

  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 6 Nov 2017)
  • Chair, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (since 12 Jul 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (30 Nov 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Draft Investigatory Powers Bill (Joint Committee) (5 Nov 2015 to 11 Feb 2016)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office) (15 Jul 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence (6 Sep 2012 to 15 Jul 2014)
  • Shadow Minister (Defence) (3 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister (Health) (10 Nov 2003 to 3 Jul 2007)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Commons) (16 Jul 2001 to 17 Jul 2005)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 41 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Andrew Murrison’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 89.47% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 14 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") 485 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 19 Mar 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
Surgeon Commander Royal Naval Reserve, HMS President, St Katherine’s Dock, London. (Updated 15 January 2014 and 2 October 2015)
2 May 2017, received £1,088.68. Hours: 32 hrs. (Registered 09 June 2017)
28 Feb 2018, received £1,423.02. Hours: 40 hrs. (Registered 13 March 2018)
Payments from ComRes, Downside Bridge Road, Cobham KT113EP, for surveys:
25 February 2017, received £100. Hours: 40 mins. (Registered 19 September 2017)
14 June 2017, received £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 19 September 2017)
16 September 2017, received £150. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 19 September 2017)
7 October 2017, received £150. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 09 October 2017)
23 November 2017, received £75. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 27 November 2017)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Joint owner, with my wife, of agricultural buildings and field in Wiltshire: (i).
8. Miscellaneous
I participated in the Wiltshire Festival of Engineering and Manufacturing organised by a colleague and held in Trowbridge on 3 November 2017. This was supported by donations from Anthony Best Dynamics Ltd, James Dyson Foundation, Tulip Ltd, Siemens Rail Automation, EDF Nuclear Generation Ltd and Airbus Operations Ltd. (Registered 12 January 2018)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Jennifer Murrison, as part-time Senior Caseworker. (Updated 29 June 2015)

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