Simon Hart

MP, Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire

Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire Conservative

Simon Hart’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Simon Hart sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Simon Hart consistently voted against an investigation into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Simon Hart has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 8 Feb 2017

Recent appearances

  • Superfast Broadband: Rural Communities — [Mr Graham Brady in the Chair] 21 Feb 2017

    The hon. Gentleman makes 10 megabits sound like a dream that we aspire to, but given the rapid change in usage, will we be back here in five years having an argument about it? The Government will have fulfilled their obligations and ticked the box but will not actually have cured any of the problems we face.
  • Backbench Business: Leaving the EU: Animal Welfare Standards in Farming 24 Jan 2017

    I come from a wet area of west Wales. Our dairy cows are largely indoors for half the year anyway, and they flourish and are sustained to a high welfare standard. I am not quite sure how my right hon. Friend’s proposal would work for the wet winter months when cattle are actually healthier if they are kept indoors.
  • S4C 18 Jan 2017

    I thank the Minister for his kind comments, but in his letter to me on 14 December he said: “this year the Government gave over £6 million and we will be giving over £6 million next year.” Can he be a bit more precise? That could mean £6.9 million in 2016 and £6.1 million in 2017. If he could tighten that up, we would be much relieved.

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Profile

Conservative MP for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire

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

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Expenses

Topics of interest

Simon Hart campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Work and Pensions
  • Home Department
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Health
  • Departmental Regulation
  • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control
  • Squirrels
  • Broadband
  • Work Capability Assessment: Appeals

Currently held offices

  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Sub-Committee (since 14 Oct 2015)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (since 8 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (3 Dec 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Political and Constitutional Reform Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 20 Jan 2014)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 13 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Simon Hart’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 14 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 82.73% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 2 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.
  • 86 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Simon Hart’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 175 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Feb 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
From 1 November 2015 until further notice, High Net Worth Consultant for the Countryside Alliance of 1 Spring Mews, Tinworth St, London SE11 5AN. I will receive £7,500 every quarter in return for a commitment of approximately 8 hrs a week. (Registered 10 December 2015)
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for completing surveys:
8 September 2016, received £200. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 08 September 2016)
30 January 2017, received £200 for survey completed in November 2016. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 06 February 2017)
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for completing Parliamentary Panel Surveys:
26 March 2016, received £75 for January 2016 Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 01 November 2016)
26 April 2016, received additional £25 for January 2016 Survey. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 01 November 2016)
17 May 2016, received £75 for February 2016 Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 01 November 2016)
31 August 2016, received £75 for April 2016 Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 01 November 2016)
13 October 2016, received £75 for June 2016 Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 01 November 2016)
31 October 2016, received £75 for August/September 2016 Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 01 November 2016)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for completing Parliamentary Panel Surveys:
13 January 2016, received £50 for December 2015 Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 30 November 2016)
6 April 2016, received £20 for February 2016 Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 30 November 2016)
17 May 2016, received £80 for April 2016 Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 30 November 2016)
27 June 2016, received £40 for May 2016 Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 30 November 2016)
16 August 2016, received £40 for July 2016 Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 30 November 2016)
30 November 2016, received £60 for October 2016 Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 30 November 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: United & Cecil Club
Address of donor: c/o Beckfield, Crouch Lane, Winkfield, Windsor SL4 4TN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: members' association

(Registered 07 September 2016)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Alexander Temerko
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £6,666.66

Date received: 22 February 2016

Date accepted: 22 February 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 02 March 2016)
Name of donor: Fraser Duffin
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Date received: 3 October 2016

Date accepted: 3 October 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 12 October 2016)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Abigail Kate Hart, as part-time Office Manager.

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