Geoffrey Cox

The Attorney-General

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Torridge and West Devon Conservative

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.

Last updated: 12 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Attorney General: Vote Leave 18 Sep 2018

    The Attorney General does not advise the Electoral Commission who are an independent body and will take their own legal advice. The Attorney General is therefore not representing the Electoral Commission in any proceedings and has not held a discussion with First Treasury Counsel on this basis.
  • Written Answers — Attorney General: Jon Venables and Robert Thompson 14 Sep 2018

    In 2010, Jon Venables was arrested and charged, under his new identity, with offences relating to the viewing of child pornography. On 21 June 2010, in the context of those criminal proceedings, Mr Justice Bean amended the Injunction so as to prohibit the publication of information revealed in proceedings in open court, insofar as such information would be likely to lead to the identification...
  • Written Answers — Attorney General: Jon Venables and Robert Thompson 14 Sep 2018

    Year Number of referrals for alleged breaches of the order 2018 25 2017 12 2016 1 2015 1 2014 2 2013 32 2012 0 2011 1 2010 1 2009-2003 0 2002 1 2001 1 Allegations about breaches of the injunction protecting the identities of Jon Venables and Robert Thompson can be received from anybody, including members of the public, employers and law enforcement...

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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 of Health
  • Dentistry
  • Turbines: Health Hazards
  • Secure Training Centres: Restraint Techniques
  • Environmental Stewardship Scheme
  • 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)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 9 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Geoffrey Cox’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 4 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 88.75% 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.
  • 145 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Geoffrey Cox’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 144 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 1 Oct 2018.

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 Messrs. Janes, solicitors. Address: 17 Waterloo Place, London SW17 4AR:
8 December 2017, received £24,750 for legal services provided between 1 September 2016 and 1 October 2017. Hours: 40 hrs approx. (Registered 12 December 2017)
31 December 2017, received £3,000 for legal services provided between 4 and 7 November 2017. Hours: 5 hrs approx. (Registered 09 January 2018)
31 January 2018, received £5,000 for legal services provided between 1 December 2017 and 31 January 2018. Hours: 8 hrs approx. (Registered 23 February 2018)
16 May 2018, received £4,500 plus VAT for legal services provided between 1 September 2017 and 31 May 2018. Hours: 9 hrs approx. (Registered 13 June 2018)
13 June 2018, received £5,750 plus VAT for legal services provided between 14 March and 22 May 2018. Hours: 10 hrs approx. (Registered 13 June 2018)
Payments from Messrs. Travers, Thorp, Alberga, Attorneys. Address: Harbour Place, 2nd Floor, PO Box 472, 103 South Church Street, Grand Cayman KY1 1106:
5 February 2018, received £40,000 for legal services provided between 1 September 2017 and 18 February 2018. Hours: 60 hrs approx. (Registered 23 February 2018)
Payments from Bachubhai Munim & Co Advocates & Solicitors, 312, Tulsiani Chambers, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021:
27 November 2017, received £85,387.50 for legal services provided between 14 February 2017 and 12 November 2017. Hours: 170 hrs approx. (Registered 12 December 2017)
31 July 2018, received £12,500 (no VAT) for work undertaken between 1 November 2017 and 30 June 2018. Hours: 25 hrs. (Registered 08 August 2018)
15 November 2017, received £3,333.33 from Registrar of Criminal Appeals, Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London WC2A 2LL, for legal services provided between 1 January 2016 and 15 December 2016. Hours: 10 hrs approx. (Registered 12 December 2017)
Payments from Oracle Solicitors, 182-184 Edgware Road, London W2 2DS:
15 December 2017, received £119,733.33 for legal services provided between 1 July 2016 and 30 November 2017. Hours: 350 hrs approx. (Registered 09 January 2018)
15 May 2018, received £119,733.33 for legal services provided between 1 May 2016 and 30 April 2018 and continuing. Hours: 300 hrs approx. (Registered 17 May 2018)
31 August 2018, received £88,602.67 plus VAT for legal services provided between 1 March and 9 July 2018. Hours: 300 hrs. (Registered 05 September 2018)
Payments from LK Baltica Solicitors, 4th Floor, Kings Buildings, 16 Smith Square, London SW1P 3HQ:
14 March 2018, received £2,500 for legal services provided between 1 and 31 March 2018. Hours: 5 hrs approx. (Registered 09 April 2018)
13 April 2018, received £3,000 for legal services provided between 1 March and 30 April 2018. Hours: 5 hrs approx. (Registered 09 May 2018)
15 May 2018, received £6,737.50 for legal services provided between 1 February and 30 April 2018. Hours: 10 hrs approx. (Registered 17 May 2018)
16 July 2018, received £2,475 plus VAT for work undertaken between 1 April and 30 June 2018. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 08 August 2018)
Payments from Messrs Rainer Hughes, Oak House, 46 Crossway, Shenfield, CM15 8QY:
16 July 2018, received £1,000 plus VAT for work undertaken between 21 September and 12 December 2011. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 08 August 2018)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Cottage and farmland in West Devon: (i) and (ii).
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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