Geoffrey Cox

Conservative MP for Torridge and West Devon

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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

We have lots more plain English analysis of Geoffrey Cox’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Geoffrey Cox’s full vote analysis page for more.

Geoffrey Cox has never 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 of Health
  • Dentistry
  • Environmental Stewardship Scheme
  • Secure Training Centres: Restraint Techniques
  • Turbines: Health Hazards
  • Wind Power: Planning Permission

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.

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 Oracle Solicitors, 182-184 Edgware Road, London W2 2DS:
18 September 2019, received £168,345.07 plus VAT for legal services provided between June 2016 and July 2018. Hours: no additional hours (final payment for work already registered). (Registered 04 November 2019)
14 June 2019, 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)
Payments from Messrs HMA, Aldgate Tower, 2 Leman Street, London E1 8FA:
1 March 2020, received £16,250 for legal services to be provided in March 2020. Hours: 15 hrs approx. (Registered 19 March 2020)
13 March 2020, received £16,250 for legal services to be provided in March 2020. Hours: 20 hrs approx. (Registered 19 March 2020)
9 March 2020, received £333 plus VAT from Harley Solicitors, 64 Harley Street, London W1G 7HB, for legal services provided in February 2015. Hours: 1 hr approx. (Registered 19 March 2020)
24 June 2020, received £1,000 plus VAT from Messrs Janes, Cording House, 34/35 St James's Street, London SW1A 1HD, for legal services provided in June 2018. Hours: 2 hrs approx. (Registered 08 July 2020)
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). (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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