Damian Collins

MP, Folkestone and Hythe

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Folkestone and Hythe Conservative

Damian Collins’s voting in Parliament

Damian Collins is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Damian Collins sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Damian Collins voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Damian Collins has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 12 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber 23 Nov 2018

    Football Offences (Amendment) Bill - 2nd reading – Damian Collins. Legislation
  • Fixed Odds Betting Terminals 1 Nov 2018

    Does the Secretary of State agree that implicit in what he and the industry have said is that there has indeed been a direct correlation between FOBTs on the high street and the proliferation of betting shops on the high street? If this decision on the new £2 stake is to be delayed, will he ask the betting companies to make additional contributions to charities that work with gambling...
  • Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Secondary Ticketing Websites 1 Nov 2018

    Does the Minister accept, however, that Google is accepting ads through Viagogo agents that are in breach of consumer protection law and of Google’s own terms of service, and that it is effectively taking money through being party to a fraud by allowing those ads to run?

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Conservative MP for Folkestone and Hythe

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

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Topics of interest

Damian Collins campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Home Department
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Justice
  • Education
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Sports
  • Pupils: Disadvantaged
  • Departmental Manpower
  • Lydd Airport
  • Firearms: Forensic Science

Currently held offices

  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 6 Nov 2017)
  • Chair, Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (since 12 Jul 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (12 Jul 2017 to 12 Sep 2017)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (19 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (19 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 19 Oct 2016)
  • Member, Consolidation Bills (Joint Committee) (6 Dec 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 29 Oct 2012)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 21 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Damian Collins’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well 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 78.60% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 4 annotations on this MP’s speeches — 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 224 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 29 Oct 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
20 September 2017, received £784 from Lijiang Publishing Ltd, 22 Nanhuan Road, Guilin, 541001, P.R.China, as an advance for the Chinese publishing rights to my book. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 11 December 2017)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: British Film Institute
Address of donor: 21 Stephen Street, London W1T 1LN

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets, including hospitality, to the BAFTA awards ceremony with a total value of £2,496

Date received: 18 February 2018

Date accepted: 18 February 2018

Donor status: company, registration 03088677

(Registered 17 May 2018)
Name of donor: Chelsea FC
Address of donor: Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, London SW6 1HS

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets, including hospitality, for Chelsea vs Crystal Palace with a total value of £1,060

Date received: 10 March 2018

Date accepted: 10 March 2018

Donor status: company, registration 02536231

(Registered 17 May 2018)
Name of donor: ITV
Address of donor: The London Television Centre, Upper Ground, London SE1 9LT

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets, including hospitality, for the England vs Ireland rugby match at Twickenham with a total value of £2,397.60

Date received: 17 March 2018

Date accepted: 17 March 2018

Donor status: company, registration 04967001

(Registered 17 May 2018)
Name of donor: Football Association
Address of donor: Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HA9 0WS

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets, including hospitality, to the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley with a total value of £350

Date received: 21 April 2018

Date accepted: 21 April 2018

Donor status: company, registration 00077797

(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
Flat in London: (i) and (ii).

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