Nick Herbert

MP, Arundel and South Downs

Arundel and South Downs Conservative

Nick Herbert’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Nick Herbert sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Nick Herbert generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes
  • Nick Herbert generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Nick Herbert has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 20 Dec 2017

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House: Maldives: Political Situation 6 Mar 2018

    My right hon. Friend is making a powerful case. Does he agree that a situation under the guise of a state of emergency in which judges are arrested, the normal business of courts is suspended, Members of Parliament are arrested and Parliament too is suspended makes a mockery of any notion of democracy, and, furthermore, constitutes an affront to human rights? Should not Members on both sides...
  • National Planning Policy Framework 5 Mar 2018

    We need more housing, and neighbourhood planning has produced more houses than expected. Does my right hon. Friend agree that speculative development can undermine democratically agreed neighbourhood plans, and will his proposals ensure that the neighbourhood plans are upheld?
  • Anti-Corruption Strategy: Illegal Wildlife Trade — [Mrs Madeleine Moon in the Chair] 28 Feb 2018

    I strongly support what the hon. Lady is saying about the need for transparency. I agree with her about the transparency of companies, the registers of beneficial ownership in overseas territories and the need for more enforcement. Does she agree that it is vital that we choke off demand for ivory? In the end, as with all crime, if we do not tackle demand, but only focus on enforcement, we...

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Conservative MP for Arundel and South Downs

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

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Topics of interest

Nick Herbert campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Justice
  • Home Department
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Health
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Police
  • Prisons
  • Flood Control
  • Prisoners
  • Departmental Public Participation

Other offices held in the past

  • The Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice (13 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • The Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice (13 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (19 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (Justice) (3 Jul 2007 to 19 Jan 2009)
  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 16 Jan 2006)
  • Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) (10 May 2005 to 3 Jul 2007)

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 16 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Nick Herbert’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 low number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 84.96% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 20 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") 557 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Mar 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
From 18 November 2015, Member of the Advisory Board of CREST Advisory (UK) Ltd, a consultancy that aims to improve the performance and impact of the criminal justice system. Address: First Floor, Millbank Tower, London SW1P 4QP. Until further notice, I will be paid £10,000 every year in monthly instalments. Hours: 4 hrs per month. (Registered 03 December 2015)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Conservative Middle East Council
Address of donor: 55 Tufton Street, London SW1P 3QL

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Accommodation, food and transport with a value of £2,248

Destination of visit: Lebanon

Dates of visit: 20-24 April 2017

Purpose of visit: Parliamentary fact finding.

(Registered 27 April 2017)
8. Miscellaneous
Unremunerated co-chairman of the Advisory Board of GovernUp, a project to improve the effectiveness of government. (Registered 02 April 2014)
Trustee, The Project for Modern Democracy (registered charity no. 1154924) (Registered 02 April 2014)

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