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Geoffrey Cox

The Attorney-General

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.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Attorney General: European Convention on Human Rights 27 Jan 2020

    The UK will remain party to the ECHR after it has left the EU. The UK has strong human rights protections within a comprehensive and well-established constitutional and legal system and the decision to leave the EU does not change this.
  • Written Answers — Attorney General: European Court of Justice: Judgements 27 Jan 2020

    Section 26 of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 provides a power for Ministers to make regulations to determine which Courts may depart from judgments handed down by the Court of Justice of the European Union before the end of the implementation period and in what circumstances. This will ensure UK courts are not inappropriately bound by retained EU case law after the UK has...
  • Written Answers — Attorney General: Human Rights 20 Jan 2020

    The United Kingdom has a long tradition of ensuring rights and liberties are protected domestically and of fulfilling its international human rights obligations. The decision to leave the European Union does not change this. We fully intend to maintain our leading role in the promotion and protection of human rights, democracy, and the rule of law.

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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
  • Wind Power: Planning Permission
  • Environmental Stewardship Scheme
  • Secure Training Centres: Restraint Techniques

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)


Please note that numbers do not measure quality. Also, representatives may do other things not currently covered by this site. More about this

  • Has spoken in 11 debates in the last year — 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 91.18% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above 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.
  • 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") 241 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Feb 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:
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)
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)
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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