Simon Wright

Former Liberal Democrat MP for Norwich South

@Sim0nWright

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 25 Mar 2015

    Thirteen months ago, my constituent Leigh Smith tragically lost her three-month-old baby Beatrice due to a rare heart condition. In an effort to help other families avoid the grief and despair of losing a child, Mrs Smith wants all schools to install defibrillators and to teach life-saving skills. Will the Prime Minister offer his support to this vital cause?
  • Deregulation Bill (Programme) (No.3): Backbench Business — School Funding Formula 10 Mar 2015

    Does my hon. Friend agree that there is no reason why the introduction of a new funding formula should jeopardise other elements of spending in the two-to-19 education budget?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 4 Mar 2015

    The Department for Education has overruled Norfolk county council’s proposal for an interim executive board to resolve the future of The Hewett School in my constituency. Will the Prime Minister seek to establish why the DFE considers its own centrally imposed proposal to be preferable, given that it seems to go against the spirit of localism?

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Profile

Former Liberal Democrat MP for Norwich South

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

Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Transport
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Mental Health Services: Complaints
  • Green Deal Scheme
  • Electricity: Meters
  • Organs: Donors
  • Meat: Ritual Slaughter

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by the party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Stuart Beadle
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,000 on 13 June 2014
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 12 August 2014 together with donation of 7 August 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Stuart Beadle
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 on 7 August 2014
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 12 August 2014 together with donation of 13 June 2014)
(a) Name of donor: George Malcolm Gill
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,150, given as twenty-three monthly donations of £50 in 2014 (one in January 2014 and two in every month after that)
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 8 December 2014, together with donation received on 29 November 2014)
(a) Name of donor: George Malcolm Gill
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,000 received on 29 November 2014
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 8 December 2014, together with the monthly donations received since January and February 2014)
(a) Name of donor: George Malcolm Gill
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,200, given as twenty-four monthly donations of £50 from January 2015 onwards
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 12 March 2015, together with donation received on 1 March 2015)
(a) Name of donor: George Malcolm Gill
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500 received on 1 March 2015
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 12 March 2015, together with the monthly donations received since January 2015)
(a) Name of donor: Monica Gill
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 12 March 2015)

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