James Morris

Assistant Whip

Conservative MP for Halesowen and Rowley Regis

@JamesMorrisHRR https://facebook.com/JamesMorrisHRR

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James Morris’s voting in Parliament

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

However, James Morris sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • James Morris voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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

James Morris has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Future of Farming: Somerset 18 Mar 2020

    I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Bridgwater and West Somerset (Mr Liddell-Grainger) for securing this important debate and for his contribution. He is a passionate advocate for his constituents. We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to strike a balance that works for our independent country—to let go of the railings of the sinking ship that is the EU’s highly bureaucratic common...
  • Public Bill Committee: Agriculture Bill: Examination of Witnesses 13 Feb 2020

    Q This is a question probably for all three witnesses. In your submissions, you refer to some of the public good provisions in the Bill as being positive. I just wondered what aspects of the Bill you thought needed to be improved.
  • Public Bill Committee: Agriculture Bill: Examination of Witnesses 13 Feb 2020

    Q Diana Holland, in your submission you say that you think the Bill should have measures about pay conditions for agricultural workers. What do you think those measures should be, and why would the Bill, as drafted, be the most appropriate vehicle for them?

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Conservative MP for Halesowen and Rowley Regis

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

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Topics of interest

James Morris campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Health
  • Department for Education
  • Department for Transport
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Social Services: Children
  • Atos Healthcare
  • Rights of Way
  • Railways: Standards
  • Midwives: West Midlands

Currently held offices

  • Member, Committee of Selection (since 22 Jun 2020)
  • Assistant Whip (since 29 Jul 2019)
  • Government Whip (since 29 Jul 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Vice-Chair, Conservative Party (8 Jan 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 23 Jun 2014)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of Donor: IM Group Ltd
Address of Donor: The Gate, International Drive, Solihull B90 4WA

Amount of Donation: £3,500

Donor Status: company, registration 03456018

(Registered 06 January 2020)
Name of Donor: Tony Billingham
Address of Donor: private

Amount of Donation: £5,000

Donor Status: individual

(Registered 06 January 2020)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Tony Billingham
Address of donor: private

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

Date received: 26 July 2019

Date accepted: 29 July 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 01 August 2019)
Name of donor: Carlton Care Homes Ltd
Address of donor: 516 Bromsgrove Road, Hunnington, Halesowen B62 0JJ

Amount of donation: £10,000

Date received: 9 September 2019

Date accepted: 9 September 2019

Donor status: company, registration 04534216

(Registered 09 September 2019)
Name of donor: Tony Billingham
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Date received: 7 February 2020

Date accepted: 14 February 2020

Donor status: individual

(Registered 02 March 2020)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: All Party Parliamentary Cricket Group/Lords & Commons Cricket
Address of donor: House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): £400 as partial costs of flights to Amsterdam for my wife and me

Destination of visit: The Hague

Dates of visit: 28-30 June 2019

Purpose of visit: Parliamentary cricket trip with All Party Parliamentary Cricket Group/Lords & Commons Cricket.

(Registered 10 July 2019)
8. Miscellaneous
From 8 January 2018 until 30 July 2019, vice-chairman of the Conservative Party. This post carried a part time salary. (Registered 29 January 2018; updated 07 January 2020)
From 7 February 2020, an unremunerated member of the Sandwell Council Town’s Fund Super Board. (Registered 14 February 2020)
10. Family members engaged in lobbying the public sector on behalf of a third party or client
My spouse Anna Mellitt is a self-employed sole trader who gives public relations, public affairs and policy advice to clients. (Registered 02 June 2020)

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