Nigel Adams

Minister without Portfolio

Conservative MP for Selby and Ainsty


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Nigel Adams’s voting in Parliament

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

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Nigel Adams has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Tributes to Her Late Majesty The Queen 9 Sep 2022

    It is with great sadness that I rise to speak in the tributes to Her late Majesty the Queen, not only on my behalf, but on behalf of my constituents in Selby and Ainsty. The news that the whole nation had been dreading brings the reign of the longest serving monarch in British history to an end. As we have heard, as a child, she was not expected to be Queen, but her destiny, and that of our...
  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: 10 Downing Street: Press Conferences 21 Jul 2022

    The Downing Street Briefing Room is in regular use for media briefings twice a day on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, once a day on Fridays when Parliament is sitting, and once a week during parliamentary recess. There have been seven televised press conferences held so far in the room in 2022. It is also used for other events such as virtual calls with world leaders.
  • Cabinet Office: GREAT Britain and Northern Ireland Campaign 14 Jul 2022

    The GREAT campaign promotes the UK’s trade and investment to global audiences, creating and sustaining UK jobs by growing the economy. I am proud to have worked closely with the campaign over the past year on various overseas activities which have promoted UK businesses and attracted significant investment in all four corners of our country.

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Conservative MP for Selby and Ainsty

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

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Topics of interest

Nigel Adams campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Department for Energy and Climate Change
  • Department of Health
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Pharmacy
  • USA: Visas
  • Wind Power
  • Renewable Energy
  • Pigmeat: China

Currently held offices

  • Minister without Portfolio (since 16 Sep 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (Minister without Portfolio) (16 Sep 2021 to 6 Sep 2022)
  • Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (2 Sep 2020 to 16 Sep 2021)
  • Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development) (13 Feb 2020 to 2 Sep 2020)
  • Minister of State (24 Jul 2019 to 13 Feb 2020)
  • Assistant Whip (5 Nov 2018 to 3 Apr 2019)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales (5 Nov 2018 to 3 Apr 2019)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government) (22 May 2018 to 5 Nov 2018)
  • The Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury (9 Jan 2018 to 5 Nov 2018)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (15 Jun 2017 to 9 Jan 2018)
  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 2 Nov 2010)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Sep 2022.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Jamaica Tourist Board
Address of donor: 1-2 Prince Consort Rd, London SW7 2BZ

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Air travel and accommodation for me and a family member, value £3,950

Destination of visit: Kingston and St Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica

Dates of visit: 1-8 August 2022

Purpose of visit: Lords and Commons Cricket delegation for the 60th Anniversary of Jamaican Independence, including UK High Commission event with ministers and parliamentarians and presenting a donation to the BREDS Cricket Academy.

(Registered 31 August 2022)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
One mixed use commercial and residential property in Selby, North Yorkshire, co-owned with my wife: (i) and (ii).
Three residential properties in York co-owned with my wife, the second of which was acquired in September 2017, and the third on 1 October 2021: (i) and (ii). (Registered 13 May 2015; updated 10 October 2017 and 02 November 2021)
From 18 March 2016, one residential property in Leeds co-owned with my wife: (i) and from 10 May 2016 (ii). (Registered 18 March 2016; updated 10 May 2016)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my spouse, Claire Adams, as part-time Office Manager.

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