Stephen Metcalfe

Conservative MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock


About your Member of Parliament

Your MP (Stephen Metcalfe) represents you, and all of the people who live in South Basildon and East Thurrock, at the UK Parliament in Westminster.

MPs split their time between Parliament and their constituency. In Parliament, they debate and vote on new laws, review existing laws, and question the Government. In the constituency, their focus is on supporting local people and championing local issues. They have a small staff team who help with casework, maintain their diaries, and monitor their inbox.

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Conservative MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock

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

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Topics of interest

Stephen Metcalfe campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department for Education
  • Department for Transport
  • HM Treasury
  • Dementia: Research
  • Organs: Donors
  • Lung Diseases: Screening
  • Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation
  • River Thames: Bridges

Currently held offices

  • Member, Criminal Justice Bill Committee (since 11 Dec 2023)
  • Member, Science, Innovation and Technology Committee (since 25 Oct 2022)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Powers of Attorney Bill Committee (22 Feb 2023 to 1 Mar 2023)
  • Member, Science, Innovation and Technology Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (19 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Science, Innovation and Technology Committee (19 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Science, Innovation and Technology Committee (19 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Science, Innovation and Technology Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Covid-19: Response and Excess Deaths 18 Apr 2024

    I should put it on record that I am fully vaccinated, that I was a supporter of the vaccines when they first came out, and that I am a supporter of them now and will continue to be. I think that they play a huge role in managing serious disease. My concern at the moment is that the tone of some of this debate is undermining not only the reputation of our scientists, but the efficacy of...
  • Covid-19: Response and Excess Deaths 18 Apr 2024

    I do not know why the Government would not want to release the data. It may be that the data could be misused and misrepresented. One way around that might be to invite research applications from our very sophisticated research ecosystem. Researchers could be given access to the data if they came forward with particular research projects. They would then be able to report on it, with...
  • Covid-19: Response and Excess Deaths 18 Apr 2024

    Will the hon. Gentleman accept that some of his comments are more relevant in hindsight than they might have been at the time? In March 2020, it was difficult to predict the path of the disease. We had seen pictures from around the world of hospital A&E departments overwhelmed by those turning up with respiratory problems, and Governments, not only here but around the world, had to respond to...

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Last updated: 18 Mar 2024.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: The Royal Opera House
Address of donor: Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets with hospitality for a performance of Turandot, value £376
Date received: 20 March 2023
Date accepted: 20 March 2023
Donor status: company, registration 480523
(Registered 21 March 2023)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
One-third share in holiday home Languedoc: (i). (Updated 25 July 2016)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Aysgarth Properties Ltd
8. Miscellaneous
From July 2019, unpaid director of Big Bang Education CIC, a community interest company. (Registered 24 January 2022)
Patron of the British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installation. This is an unpaid role that involves facilitating occasional events. (Registered 09 May 2022)

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