Conor Burns

MP, Bournemouth West

Bournemouth West Conservative

Conor Burns campaigned to leave the European Union

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Conor Burns’s voting in Parliament

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

This is a selection of Conor Burns’s votes.

  • Almost always voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Almost always voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Almost always voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Almost always voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Almost always voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes

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Conor Burns has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Parliamentary Scrutiny of Leaving the EU 12 Oct 2016

    There seems to be a developing theme that the people who voted to leave were not clear about exactly what they were voting for. Does the right hon. Gentleman not recall the very clear warnings given by the then Chancellor of the Exchequer and the then Prime Minister that voting to leave meant leaving the single market? Does he not accept that leaving the European Union cannot mean the...
  • Schools that Work for Everyone 12 Sep 2016

    The Secretary of State will be aware that the community that I represent in Bournemouth and Poole already has access to high-quality local grammar schools, but may I make her aware of a change in admission policy that will begin in 2018 at Bournemouth School, which is headed by Dr Dorian Lewis? We are going to introduce a geographic limit prioritising Bournemouth pupils, and we are going to...

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Conservative MP for Bournemouth West

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


Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Treasury
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Departmental Marketing
  • Bahrain
  • Income Tax: Tax Rates and Bands
  • Police: Finance
  • Olympic Games 2012: Facilities

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Administration Committee (10 Mar 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (29 Oct 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Education Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 2 Nov 2010)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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More about this

  • Has spoken in 4 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Conor Burns’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 low number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 84.41% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 1 annotation 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.
  • 119 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Conor Burns’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 41 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
Consultant to Trant Engineering Ltd, formerly Trant Construction Ltd, Rushington, Southampton SO40 9LT. Until further notice, I receive £10,000 quarterly for 10 hours work per month. (Registered 27 June 2011; updated 14 July 2015 and 12 October 2015)
Consultant to Quantum Group Ltd, 170 Charminster Road, Bournemouth BH8 9RL. Until further notice, I receive £6,250 quarterly for 6 hours work per month. (Registered 14 December 2015; updated 03 October 2016)
22 November 2015, received £6,250 for advisory work between August and October 2015. Hours: 18 hrs. (Registered 14 December 2015)
4 March 2016, received £6,250 for advisory work between November 2015 and January 2016. Hours: 18 hrs. (Registered 11 March 2016)
11 May 2016, received £6,250 for advisory work. Hours: 18 hrs. (Registered 04 October 2016)
19 August 2016, received £6,250 for advisory work. Hours: 18 hrs. (Registered 04 October 2016)
6 September 2016, received £1,823.40 from Young America's Foundation, 11480 Commerce Park Dr, Sixth Floor, Reston, Virginia 20191-1556, for attending and speaking at their National Student Conference in July 2016. Young America's Foundation also provided flights and accommodation with a total value of £3,342.23. Hours: 4 hrs including preparation. (Registered 17 October 2016)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales
Address of donor: 39 Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1BX

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: an educational allowance of £5,218.55 and accommodation provided for an intern in my parliamentary office for 10 months: 12 October 2015 – July 2016

Date of receipt: 12 October 2015

Date of acceptance: 12 October 2015

Donor status: registered charity

(Registered 28 October 2015)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: All-Party Parliamentary China Group (with sponsorship from John Swire & Sons, HSBC, City of London, Cambridge Assessment, and Arup)
Address of donor: House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights £1,872.02, accommodation £404.78, domestic transport £179.13, food and drink £205.06, meeting and hospitality expenses (inc. interpretation, venue hire), £322.27, other (inc. transaction and cash withdrawal fees) £15.39; total £2,998.65

Destination of visit: China (Beijing, Shenyang and Dalian)

Date of visit: 19-25 September 2015

Purpose of visit: to maintain and strengthen relations between the UK Parliament and the National People’s Congress of China; to learn about and support British businesses operating in China; and to deepen the knowledge and understanding of parliamentarians of China.

(Registered 14 October 2015)
Name of donor: Conservative Friends of Israel Ltd
Address of donor: PO Box 72288, London SW1P 9LB

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights and accommodation with a value of £2,000

Destination of visit: Israel and the West Bank

Date of visit: 21-26 August 2016

Purpose of visit: Fact finding political delegation.

(Registered 09 September 2016)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
House in Southampton: (i). (Updated 6 November 2012)

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