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 for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Consistently voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits 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

  • The BBC and Political Impartiality — [Geraint Davies in the Chair] 14 Sep 2016

    I mentioned the editorial guidelines earlier because they are clear on that specific point. Does the Minister accept that there might be a fear among BBC management that taking on a high-profile, popular figure who is a public favourite can be difficult? There are plenty of examples, but are they using the procedures they already have to deal with them? If not, why not?
  • The BBC and Political Impartiality — [Geraint Davies in the Chair] 14 Sep 2016

    Slightly naively, I thought that this would be a general conversation about BBC bias rather than being purely about Brexit. I hope my hon. Friend will forgive me for asking a question that may be unrelated. Sections 4.4.31 and 15.4.18 of the BBC guidelines address all these concerns, so the existing guidelines are there. Has he attempted to engage with the BBC about enforcing them?
  • Sale of Airguns to under-18s 14 Sep 2016

    The right hon. Gentleman has not yet mentioned the storage of ammunition and I wonder if he is coming to that. With shotguns and other firearms there are quite strict regulations about separate storage, so that even if kids get into the gun cabinet, they do not find the ammunition alongside the gun.

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Conservative MP for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire

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


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)


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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 14 written questions in the last year — 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 83.04% 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") 172 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Sep 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
Until 31 October 2015, outdoor education consultant to the Countryside Alliance, 367 Kennington Road, London SE11 4PT, for which I receive a fee of £5,000 per quarter for 6 hours per week. Contract renewed for 1 June 2014 to 31 May 2015. (Registered 15 October 2012; updated 18 June 2013, 14 August 2014 and 10 December 2015)
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)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Landsker Business Club
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 20 October 2015)
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)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: OGN Group
Address of donor: 7th Floor, 125 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1AR

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights £683.31, accommodation: £404; total £1,087.31

Destination of visit: Geneva

Date of visit: 1-5 September 2015

Purpose of visit: visiting dairy product manufacturers and suppliers.

(Registered 15 October 2015)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Abigail Kate Hart, as part-time Office Manager.

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

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