Simon Hart

MP, Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire

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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 voted against investigations 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: 13 Jun 2018

Recent appearances

  • Pet Theft — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] 2 Jul 2018

    I have listened carefully to my hon. Friend’s contribution. It strikes me that the element that we are not really accounting for is that dogs themselves may be worth less than five hundred quid, but their breeding potential may be worth several thousand pounds over a period of time. I wonder whether the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 has an application in this area that has not yet been...
  • Pet Theft — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] 2 Jul 2018

    Their offspring, however, might be worth more; that is my point. My hon. Friend might have a dog that is borderline £500 in value, but if, unfortunately, it had more than one litter a year—some unscrupulous breeders of dogs do that—for a period of years, its value to a breeder would be significant.
  • Offensive Weapons Bill 27 Jun 2018

    Does my hon. Friend not agree that the three examples he cites are actually applicable to pretty much any weapon, and that, if we concede on that point, perfectly legitimate rifles and shotguns would be at risk of being removed from society all together?

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Conservative MP for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire

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

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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, Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committee on Privileges (26 Oct 2017 to 20 Dec 2017)
  • Member, Committee on Standards (26 Oct 2017 to 20 Dec 2017)
  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 12 Sep 2017)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Sub-Committee (14 Oct 2015 to 22 Mar 2017)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • 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 5 written questions in the last year — 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 90.52% 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.
  • 90 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Simon Hart’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 190 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Aug 2018.

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:
10 August 2017, received £200 for survey completed in July 2017. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 10 August 2017)
9 January 2018, received £200 for survey completed in December 2017. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 09 January 2018)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for completing parliamentary panel surveys:
9 January 2018, received £60 for November 2017 Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 14 May 2018)
16 January 2018, received £30 for December 2017 Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 14 May 2018)
12 March 2018, received £60 for January 2018 Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 14 May 2018)
28 March 2018, received £100 for February 2018 Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 14 May 2018)
14 May 2018, received £70 for April 2018 Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 14 May 2018)
18 June 2018, received £80 for May 2018 Survey. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 18 June 2018)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Landsker Business Club
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Date received: 26 April 2017

Date accepted: 26 April 2017

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 28 June 2017; updated 08 August 2017)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: The Royal Bank of Scotland plc
Address of donor: 36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh EH2 2YB

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets to the cricket at Lords with a total value, including hospitality, of £800 (£400 each)

Date received: 24 May 2018

Date accepted: 24 May 2018

Donor status: company, registration SC83026

(Registered 29 May 2018)
8. Miscellaneous
From 15 September 2015, Chair (unpaid) of the Countryside Alliance, an organisation which promotes and protects rural life. (Registered 21 December 2017)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Abigail Kate Hart, as Office Manager. (Updated 06 April 2017)

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