Chris Heaton-Harris

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

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Daventry Conservative

Chris Heaton-Harris’s voting in Parliament

Chris Heaton-Harris is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Chris Heaton-Harris sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Chris Heaton-Harris voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Chris Heaton-Harris has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 12 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: European Union Intellectual Property Office 21 Sep 2018

    We recognise that our new relationship with the EU means that we will no longer be members of the Single Market and will therefore have a different relationship with that market from the end of 2020. We want to facilitate continued cross-border provision of legal services between the UK and the EU. That is why we are proposing specific provisions for legal services, including permitting joint...
  • Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Department for Exiting the European Union: Staff 14 Sep 2018

    The Department for Exiting the European Union now has over 650 staff based in the UK plus the expertise of over 120 officials in Brussels working on EU exit work. The Department continues to recruit the brightest and the best from across the civil service, the wider public sector and the private sector. We regularly review headcount to ensure we are appropriately resourced to deliver the...
  • Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: Food 13 Sep 2018

    We are committed to securing a deal that works for the entire United Kingdom - for Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and all parts of England. The UK Government has established a Ministerial Forum on EU Negotiations to discuss a range of issues, including on food policy, in relation to negotiations on the UK's future relationship with the EU and provide the devolved administrations with an...

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Conservative MP for Daventry

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

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Topics of interest

Chris Heaton-Harris campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Home Department
  • Justice
  • Department of Health
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Wind Power
  • Wind Power: Noise
  • Wind Power: Planning Permission
  • Covent Garden Market Authority
  • Northampton Hospital

Currently held offices

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (since 9 Jul 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Selection Committee (11 Jan 2018 to 5 Sep 2018)
  • Comptroller (HM Household) (Whip, House of Commons) (9 Jan 2018 to 9 Jul 2018)
  • Government Whip (15 Jun 2017 to 9 Jan 2018)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (17 Jul 2016 to 15 Jun 2017)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 3 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Chris Heaton-Harris’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 97.49% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well 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 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 233 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Sep 2018.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: NFL UK
Address of donor: NFL International, 30 Panton Street, London SW1Y 4AJ

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: One ticket with hospitality for NFL game at Wembley, with a total value of £479

Date received: 24 September 2017

Date accepted: 24 September 2017

Donor status: company, registration 02777555

(Registered 26 September 2017)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Liberty OneSteel
Address of donor: 205 Pacific Hwy, St Leonards, NSW 2065, Australia

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Hospitality for four people at a reception on 31 December 2017, estimated value £800 (total)

Destination of visit: Melbourne and Sydney, Australia

Date of visit: 27 December 2017 – 6 January 2018

Purpose of visit: Hospitality associated with an inter-parliamentary cricket tournament and a visit to raise funds for two local charities.

(Registered 24 January 2018)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
From 4 January 2016 to 30 January 2018, when the company dissolved, Event in a Box Ltd, of which I was Director. The company did not trade. (Registered 4 February 2016; updated 5 February 2018)

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