Simon Hart

MP, Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire

Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire Conservative

Simon Hart campaigned to remain in the European Union

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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.

This is a selection of Simon Hart’s votes.

  • Almost always voted against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Almost always voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Consistently voted for university tuition fees 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 for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Almost always voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes

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

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

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — HM Treasury: Tobacco: Taxation 21 Nov 2016

    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to publish draft legislation on introducing a minimum tobacco tax to tackle the growth of cheaper cigarettes and protect revenues.
  • Written Answers — HM Treasury: Civil Servants: Pensions 4 Nov 2016

    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department has had with the (a) Wales Office and (b) Welsh Government on the devolution of income tax powers and the effect of such devolution on people receiving overseas civil service pensions who are currently exempt from double taxation.
  • Social Media and Young People's Mental Health 2 Nov 2016

    Does my hon. Friend agree that part of the problem is the anonymity that some of these platforms provide? As our colleague, the hon. Member for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine (Stuart Blair Donaldson), just pointed out, children cannot escape from this kind of bullying, but neither can they necessarily identify the perpetrator. Does my hon. Friend believe, as I do, that the platforms need...

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Profile

Conservative MP for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire

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

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • 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)

Numerology

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More about this

  • Has spoken in 14 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Simon Hart’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 17 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 82.70% 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.
  • 87 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Simon Hart’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 174 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 21 Nov 2016.

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 Populus, Northburgh House, 10 Northburgh Street, London, EC1V 0AT, for completing opinion surveys:
March 2015, received £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 11 January 2016)
3 July 2015, received £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 11 January 2016)
13 August 2015, received £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 11 January 2016)
11 October 2015, received £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 11 January 2016)
20 October 2015, received £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 11 January 2016)
20 November 2015, received £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 11 January 2016)
22 December 2015, received £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 11 January 2016)
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for completing surveys:
26 January 2016, received £200. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 26 January 2016)
8 September 2016, received £200. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 08 September 2016)
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)
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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