Bob Spink

Former Independent MP for Castle Point

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Profile

Former Independent MP for Castle Point

Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)

Party was Conservative until 12 Mar 2008; Independent Conservative until 21 Apr 2008; UKIP until 24 Nov 2008

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Transport
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Departmental Pay
  • Departmental Staff
  • Departmental Stationery
  • Departmental Research
  • Charities

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Commons Science and Technology Committee (7 Oct 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee (18 Apr 2008 to 7 Oct 2009)
  • Member, Innovation, Universities and Skills Committee (7 Nov 2007 to 18 Apr 2008)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (20 Jul 2005 to 20 Aug 2008)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Future MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.
The cash received for each of these surveys was used for informing constituents about my work as a Member of Parliament and local campaigning.
Ipsos Mori Opinion Research, 79-81 Borough Road, London, SE1 1FY.
Received £50 for completing an opinion survey. Hours: 15mins. Fee donated to charity. (Registered 24 August 2009)
Received £60 for completing an opinion survey. Hours: 15 mins. Fee used for charity and campaigning. (Registered 24 November 2009)
6 February 2010, received £150 for completing a survey. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 2 March 2010)
6 February 2010, received £20 for completing a survey. Hours: 10 mins. (Registered 2 March 2010)
Populus Ltd, Northburgh House, Northburgh Street, London, EC1V 0AT.
Received £50 for completing an opinion survey. Hours: 15 mins. Fee donated to charity. (Registered 24 August 2009)
30 January2010, received £50 for completing a survey. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 2 March 2010)
ComRes, 4 Millbank, London, SW1A 3JP.
Received £50 for completing an opinion survey. Hours: 15 mins. Fee donated to charity. (Registered 24 August 2009)
30 January 2010, received £75 for completing a survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 2 March 2010)
BPRI, 24-28 Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2PX.
Received £75 for completing an opinion survey. Hours: 15mins. Fee donated to charity. (Registered 24 August 2009)
Received £75 for completing an opinion survey. Hours: 20 mins. Fee used for charity and campaigning. (Registered 24 November 2009)
19 February 2010, received £25 for completing a survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 2 March 2010)

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