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.

  • Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices 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
  • Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Almost always voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Almost always voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Generally voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Conor Burns’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Conor Burns’s full vote analysis page for more.

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

Recent appearances

  • 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...
  • Exiting the European Union 5 Sep 2016

    I welcome my right hon. Friend to his place on the Front Bench, and my right hon. Friends the Foreign Secretary and the Secretary of State for International Trade, who are sitting either side of him. We have great faith in what they will deliver. Does the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union agree that not liking the outcome of a democratic vote is no justification for seeking to...
  • Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [Lords]: New Clause 1 — Local Government Constitutional Convention 7 Dec 2015

    My hon. Friend is making a characteristically robust speech. I am slightly concerned that he does not seem to be taking account of the fact that there is a very good photograph of the four leaders of the four local authorities that he refers to, shaking hands about wanting to explore coming together in a new formation. Surely localism is exactly what the Government are doing—providing...

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Profile

Conservative MP for Bournemouth West

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

Expenses

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 WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 84.52% 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.
  • 118 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Conor Burns’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 40 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Sep 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)
Payments from Quantum Group Ltd, 170 Charminster Road, Bournemouth BH8 9RL. (Registered 14 December 2015)
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)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Peter Cruddas
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 towards my re-election and local election campaigns

Donor status: individual

(Registered 18 September 2015)
Name of donor: The Sixty Six Club
Address of donor: c/o Honorary Treasurer, Schofields Chartered Accountants, Dean Park House, 8-10 Dean Park Crescent, Bournemouth BH1 1HP

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000 towards my re-election and local election campaigns

Donor status: members' association

(Registered 18 September 2015)
Name of donor: The Sixty Six Club
Address of donor: c/o Honorary Treasurer, Schofields Chartered Accountants, Dean Park House, 8-10 Dean Park Crescent, Bournemouth BH1 1HP

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £15,009.60 towards my re-election and local election campaigns

Donor status: members' association

(Registered 18 September 2015)
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)
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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