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.

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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 for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Dentistry
  • Secure Training Centres: Restraint Techniques
  • Environmental Stewardship Scheme
  • 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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 18 Oct 2021.

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 the Khan Partnership Solicitors, 48-49 Russell Square, London WC1B 4JP:
21 October 2020, received £22,500 for legal services provided in August 2020. Hours: 27 hrs approx. (Registered 13 November 2020)
30 November 2020, received £9,750 for legal services provided in October 2020. Hours: 12 approx. (Registered 18 December 2020)
21 December 2020, received £8,000 plus VAT for legal services provided between 12 November and 4 December 2020. Hours: 12 hrs approx. (Registered 06 January 2021)
26 February 2021, received £8,875 (no VAT) for legal services provided in November 2020. Hours: 10 hrs approx. (Registered 18 March 2021)
15 April 2021, received £7,312.50 (no VAT) for legal services provided in February 2021. Hours: 8 approx. (Registered 10 May 2021)
23 April 2021, received £24,000 plus VAT for legal services provided in April 2021. Hours: 24 hrs approx. (Registered 10 May 2021)
31 May 2021, received £4,800 plus VAT for legal services provided in March 2021. Hours: 5 hrs approx. (Registered 07 June 2021)
30 September 2021, received £4,166.67 plus VAT for legal services provided in June 2021. Hours: 4 hrs approx. (Registered 08 October 2021)
From 28 September 2020 until further notice, Consultant Global Counsel (international legal services) to Withers LLP, 20 Old Bailey, London EC4M 7AN. I will receive £468,000 plus VAT annually, to be paid quarterly, in return for an expected commitment of up to 48 hours a month. (Registered 19 October 2020)
Additional payments from Withers LLP, 20 Old Bailey, London EC4M 7LN:
15 April 2021, received £52,535.84 (no VAT) for legal services provided between 25 January 2021 and 28 February 2021. Hours: 60 hrs approx. (Registered 10 May 2021)
20 May 2021, received £45,354.48 (no VAT) for legal services provided between 28 February 2021 and 26 March 2021. Hours: 55 hrs approx. (Registered 07 June 2021)
4 June 2021, received £72,569.39 (no VAT) for legal services provided between 26 March 2021 and 29 April 2021. Hours: 89 hrs approx. (Registered 21 June 2021)
1 July 2021, received £156,916.08 (no VAT) for work undertaken between 29 April 2021 and 31 May 2021. Hours: 140 hrs approx. (Registered 26 July 2021)
31 August 2021, received £63,143.03 (no VAT) for legal services provided between 1 June 2021 and 30 June 2021. Hours: 50 hrs approx. (Registered 21 September 2021)
14 September 2021, received £46,716.29 (no VAT) for legal services provided between 1 July 2021 and 31 July 2021. Hours: 40 hrs approx. (Registered 07 October 2021)
Payments from Fidlaw, 3rd Floor Portman House, 2 Portman Street, London W1H 6DU:
4 June 2021, received £8,333 (plus VAT) for legal services provided in June 2021. Hours: 8 hrs approx. (Registered 21 June 2021)
8 June 2021, received £6,666.67 (plus VAT) for legal services provided in June 2021. Hours: 6 hrs approx. (Registered 21 June 2021)
31 August 2021, received £25,000 (no VAT) from CGS Legal, Northumberland House, 8th Floor, 303-306 High Holborn, London WC1V 7JZ, for legal services to be provided between September and December 2021. Hours: 20 hrs approx. (Registered 21 September 2021)
30 September 2021, received £4,200 plus VAT from Messrs Janes, Cording House, 34/35 St James’s Street, London SW1A 1HD, for legal services provided in September 2021. Hours: 4 hrs approx. (Registered 08 October 2021)
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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