Geoffrey Cox

Former Conservative MP for Torridge and West Devon


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Geoffrey Cox is a former MP for Torridge and West Devon.

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Former Conservative MP for Torridge and West Devon

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

Left the House of Commons on 30 May 2024 — Dissolved for election

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Topics of interest

Geoffrey Cox campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

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

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) Bill Committee (17 Apr 2024 to 24 Apr 2024)
  • The Attorney-General ( 9 Jul 2018 to 13 Feb 2020)
  • 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 of 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)

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Sub Post Offices: Pay 14 May 2024

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, what discussions the Minister of State for Enterprise, Markets and Small Business has had with Post Office Ltd on the decision to reduce the remuneration period for subpostmasters with Hard to Place post offices; and what steps he is taking to ensure sufficient compensation and support for affected subpostmasters during the transition period.
  • Petition - Road network in Torridge and West Devon 8 May 2024

    I have the honour to present a petition on behalf of some 4,000 of my constituents concerning the road network in Torridge and West Devon. Devon has the largest road network of any county at 8,000 miles. It has many unclassified and unnumbered roads serving isolated communities. While the substantial sums provided in recent Budgets are welcome, the patchwork repair of our roads is not the...
  • Public Bill Committee: Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) Bill: Clause 1 - Livestock worrying: scope and consequences of offence 24 Apr 2024

    On disqualification, will the Minister go back to the Department and say to his officials that we ought to look at whether committing an offence under the 1953 Act should make someone eligible for disqualification from dog ownership? It would be a simple amendment that could be introduced in this private Member’s Bill, and I sense that there is widespread support for the proposal. If there...

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