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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Last updated: 13 Jun 2018

Recent appearances

  • Leaving the Eu: Upland Farming 26 Jun 2018

    Might I put in a plea on behalf of Dartmoor farmers, whom I met recently? The one thing that matters most to them is that they are involved and consulted closely in designing whatever schemes come forward from Brexit. In that context, may I commend to the Minister the Dartmoor Farming Futures initiative? It is having conspicuous success in uniting farmers throughout the Dartmoor area in...
  • Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [Lords]: Scottish Limited Partnerships: UK bank account requirement 1 May 2018

    On a point of order, Mr Speaker. As you know, at the conclusion of the debate on the amendments, I informed you that I wished to raise a point of order. I intervened on several occasions in the debate and I should have made it clear—as I would had you called me to speak—that I have on occasions practised in some of the Caribbean countries that formed the basis of our discussion in...
  • Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [Lords]: Periodic reports on exercise of power to make regulations under section 1 1 May 2018

    It is perfectly within our power—the Government have committed to do this—to institute a public register that requires the beneficial owners of any overseas entity wishing to own property in this country to be declared in public. We can do that as it is part of our jurisdiction. However, does the right hon. Gentleman not see that the step that is now is being taken goes much...

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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 8 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 88.84% 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.
  • 151 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Geoffrey Cox’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 142 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jul 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 Messrs. CGS Legal, Northumberland House, 8th Floor, 303-306 High Holborn, London WC1V 7JZ:
2 August 2017, received £9,000 for legal services provided between 5 April 2017 and 2 August 2017. Hours 15 hrs approx. (Registered 14 August 2017)
15 August 2017, received £9,000 for legal services provided between 17 July 2017 and 2 August 2017. Hours: 15 hrs approx. (Registered 11 September 2017)
Payments from Messrs HMA, Aldgate Tower, 2 Leman Street, London E1 8FA:
18 July 2017, received £9,982.50 for legal services provided between 28 September 2016 and 13 July 2017. Hours: 15 hrs approx. (Registered 14 August 2017)
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)
25 July 2017, received £3,135 from Bradys Attorneys-at-Law, Crown Square, Eastern Avenue, George Town, Grand Cayman KY1-1109, for legal services provided between 19 January 2016 and 25 July 2017. Hours: 25 hrs approx. (Registered 15 August 2017)
31 August 2017, received £10,000 from Darlingtons LLP, 7 Stratford Place, London W1C 1AY, for legal services provided between 1 and 31 July 2017. Hours: 18 hrs approx. (Registered 11 September 2017)
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)
Payments from LK Baltica Solicitors, 4th Floor, Kings Buildings, 16 Smith Square, Westminster, 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)
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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