Neil Parish

MP, Tiverton and Honiton

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Tiverton and Honiton Conservative

Neil Parish’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Neil Parish sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Neil Parish voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Neil Parish generally voted against allowing marriage between two people of same sex, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Neil Parish has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 13 Jun 2018

Recent appearances

  • Dangerous Dogs Act: Staffordshire Bull Terriers — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] 16 Jul 2018

    The shadow Minister makes a very good point: the dog had done no harm. It was of good temperament and did not have a record of biting people. In this country, we are usually considered innocent until proven guilty, whereas these dogs are considered guilty because they are of a particular breed, and they are then put down, irrespective of temperament. That is exactly the point.
  • Dangerous Dogs Act: Staffordshire Bull Terriers — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] 16 Jul 2018

    It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Warrington North (Helen Jones), who put the case very well. The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee is about to bring together our report, so I must be quite careful not to say exactly what I expect will be in it, but I will set out quite clearly the evidence that we have taken so far. I want to start with my experience of three weeks...
  • Dangerous Dogs Act: Staffordshire Bull Terriers — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] 16 Jul 2018

    The hon. Lady makes a good point. The postal workers’ unions that gave evidence to the Committee talked about that—especially the cage behind the door. All of us in the Chamber who have canvassed and pushed letters through letter boxes will know that on reaching some doors it is possible to hear the dog barking, but the most terrifying dog is the one that waits behind the door...

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Conservative MP for Tiverton and Honiton

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

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Topics of interest

Neil Parish campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Treasury
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Departmental Food
  • Animal Welfare
  • Energy: Meters
  • Farms: Tenants
  • Middle East

Currently held offices

  • Member, National Policy Statements Sub-Committee (since 13 Nov 2017)
  • Member, National Policy Statements Sub-Committee 2017-19 (since 13 Nov 2017)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 6 Nov 2017)
  • Chair, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (since 12 Jul 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, National Policy Statements Sub-Committee (20 Feb 2017 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Sub-Committee (14 Oct 2015 to 22 Mar 2017)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (10 Sep 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (18 Jun 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 44 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Neil Parish’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 18 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 91.96% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 15–16 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 95 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Neil Parish’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 303 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jul 2018.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: (1) Conservative Friends of Israel (2) Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: (1) CFI Ltd, PO Box 72288, London SW1P 9LB (2) 9 Yitzhak Rabin Blvd., Kiryat Ben-Gurion, Jerusalem 9103001

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) Air travel, accommodation and hospitality for myself with a value of £2,500, plus airport transfer and hospitality for my spouse with a value of £600, total £3,100 (2) For my spouse and myself, bus travel and airport VIP service with a total value of £1,300

Destination of visit: Israel and the West Bank

Dates of visit: 8-13 April 2018

Purpose of visit: Fact finding political delegation.

(Registered 25 April 2018)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Family farm in Somerset: (i) and (ii).
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Susan Parish, as Junior Secretary.

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