Hugo Swire

MP, East Devon

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East Devon Conservative

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Last updated: 23 May 2018

Recent appearances

  • Business Rates — [James Gray in the Chair] 13 Jun 2018

    It is reassuring to hear the Minister say that we need to look at ways of taxing those rather more mobile forms of purchasing online. Will he say whether there is a team in the Treasury doing that, and when it is likely to report?
  • Business Rates — [James Gray in the Chair] 13 Jun 2018

    I congratulate the hon. Member for York Central (Rachael Maskell) on securing this important debate. Anyone looking into this Chamber from outside will be surprised by the lack of Members taking part in this debate on an important issue—a non-political issue, almost, that affects all of us and our high streets all over the country. Perhaps Members feel that there is no point in...
  • Coastal Erosion — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] 12 Jun 2018

    I hear what the Minister says about local businesses helping, but in a town such as Sidmouth, where the average local business is a small retailer already suffering under business rates and with lack of footfall on the high street, is it realistic to expect such smaller companies to contribute?

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Conservative MP for East Devon

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

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Topics of interest

Hugo Swire campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Health
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Olympic Games: Greater London
  • National Lottery
  • Casinos
  • London Olympics
  • Gambling

Other offices held in the past

  • The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (6 Sep 2012 to 17 Jul 2016)
  • The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office (13 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Chair, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (11 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (10 May 2005 to 3 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport) (1 Jan 2004 to 10 May 2005)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jun 2003 to 1 Jun 2004)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (2 Dec 2002 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (11 Jul 2001 to 11 Jul 2005)

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  • Has spoken in 60 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Hugo Swire’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 28 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 90.91% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 8 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 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") 541 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 4 Jun 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
From 9 November 2016, Adviser to KIS France, a manufacturer of photo booths and mini labs. Address: 7 Rue Jean Pierre Timbaud, 38130 Echirolles, France. I expect to be paid £3,000 every month until further notice. Hours: 8 hrs per month. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 16 November 2016)
From 15 November 2016, Deputy Chairman of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council. Address: Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5HX. From 1 April 2018 I expect to be paid £2,083 every month until further notice. Hours: 10 hrs per month. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 16 November 2016; updated 22 May 2018)
16 November 2017, received £25,000 for acting as adviser to Apiro Real Estate Fund 1 Limited Partnership, 1 Connaught House, Mount Row, London SW1K 3RA. Hours: 10 hrs. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 22 November 2017)
From 18 June 2017, non-executive director of ATG Airports, Newton Road, Lowton St Mary’s, Warrington WA3 2AP. From 5 February 2018, I expect to be paid £2,500 every month until further notice. Hours: approx. 4.5 hrs per month. Any additional payments are listed below. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 05 December 2017; updated 06 February 2018)
24 November 2017, received £10,086.72. Hours: 15 hrs. (Registered 05 December 2017)
From 19 March 2018 until further notice, Non-Executive Chairman of the British Honey Company, Unit 3 Vista Place, Coy Pond Business Park, Ingworth Road, Poole, Dorset, BH12 1JY. I will receive shares with a value of £50,000, in lieu of two years' payment. Hours: expected to be about 5 hrs a month. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 22 May 2018)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Michael Spencer
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Date received: 12 May 2017

Date accepted: 12 May 2017

Donor status: individual

(Registered 05 July 2017)
Name of donor: Ian Taylor
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Date received: 26 May 2017

Date accepted: 26 May 2017

Donor status: individual

(Registered 05 July 2017)
Name of donor: Sir Adrian Swire
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Date received: 26 May 2017

Date accepted: 26 May 2017

Donor status: individual

(Registered 05 July 2017)
Name of donor: Neil Record
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Date received: 26 May 2017

Date accepted: 26 May 2017

Donor status: individual

(Registered 05 July 2017)
Name of donor: Mrs Rosemary Said
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Date received: 12 June 2017

Date accepted: 12 June 2017

Donor status: individual

(Registered 05 July 2017)
Name of donor: Peter Hall
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Date received: 18 May 2017

Date accepted: 18 May 2017

Donor status: individual

(Registered 05 July 2017)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
From 12 December 2016, partner in Eaglesham Investments (not yet trading) which was set up to focus on renewable energy projects. (Registered 22 May 2018)
8. Miscellaneous
From 15 March 2018, Vice President (unpaid), Public Monuments and Sculptures Association. (Registered 23 March 2018)
From September 2016, chairman (unpaid) of the Conservative Middle East Council. (Registered 22 May 2018)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Alexandra (Sasha) Swire, as Senior Researcher/Parliamentary Assistant.

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