Geoffrey Cox

The Attorney-General

Conservative MP for Torridge and West Devon


Geoffrey Cox’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Geoffrey Cox sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Geoffrey Cox voted for requiring pub companies to offer pub landlords rent-only leases, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Geoffrey Cox has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

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Conservative MP for Torridge and West Devon

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

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Topics of interest

Geoffrey Cox campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Health
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Trade and Industry
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Dentistry
  • Environmental Stewardship Scheme
  • Turbines: Health Hazards
  • Secure Training Centres: Restraint Techniques
  • Wind Power: Planning Permission

Currently held offices

  • The Attorney-General (since 9 Jul 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committee on Standards (9 Sep 2015 to 28 Oct 2015)
  • Member, Committee on Standards: Standards Review Sub-Committee (10 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Committee on Privileges (7 Jan 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Committee on Standards (7 Jan 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 7 Jan 2013)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (11 Dec 2006 to 6 May 2010)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 15 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Geoffrey Cox’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 medium number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 84.41% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • 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") 240 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Sep 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
Practice at the Bar of England and Wales. All earnings in this capacity were received subject to a deduction of 13.5% for the costs of my chambers.
Payments from Bachubhai Munim & Co Advocates & Solicitors, 312, Tulsiani Chambers, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021:
15 October 2018, received £51,843.59 (no VAT) for legal services provided between 1 December 2017 and 9 July 2018. Hours: 100 hrs. (Registered 24 October 2018)
Payments from Oracle Solicitors, 182-184 Edgware Road, London W2 2DS:
30 April 2019, received £71,121.60 plus VAT for legal services provided between June 2016 and July 2018. Hours: 400 hrs approx. (Registered 09 May 2019)
28 September 2018, received £425 from Harley Solicitors, of 64 Harley St, London W1G 7HB, for legal services provided between 22 and 24 September 2015. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 24 October 2018)
14 June 2009, received £51,500.01 plus VAT from Messrs Shearman Bowen, Audrey House, 16-20 Ely Place, London EC1N 6SN, for legal services provided between June 2016 and June 2018. Hours: 225 hrs approx. (Registered 03 July 2019)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Joint ownership of farmland in West Devon: (i) and (ii). (Updated 18 January 2019)
From November 2017, joint ownership of a residential property in London: (i) and (ii).
This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 25 February 2019. Paragraph 16 of chapter 4 of the 2015 Guide to the Rules refers. (Registered 15 January 2019; updated 04 April 2019)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Thomas More International Ltd; international law firm. (Registered 05 June 2015)
Thomas More Property Holdings Ltd; property holding company. (Registered 05 June 2015)

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