Simon Kirby

MP, Brighton, Kemptown

Brighton, Kemptown Conservative

Simon Kirby campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Simon Kirby’s voting in Parliament

Simon Kirby 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 Kirby’s votes.

  • Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
  • Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Almost always voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Consistently voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes

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Simon Kirby has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — HM Treasury: Mining: Income 21 Oct 2016

    Data from the independent Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that mining made up 0.3% of GVA in 2015, 0.4% in 2005 and 0.5% in 1997. Data for 1995 is available but not perfectly comparable to the post-1997 data. This shows that mining & quarrying made up 0.5% of GVA in 1995.
  • Written Answers — HM Treasury: Global Restructuring Group 21 Oct 2016

    HM Treasury has no plans to investigate these reports. This is a matter for the Financial Conduct Authority, which is undertaking a review.
  • Written Answers — HM Treasury: Connaught Income Series 1 Fund 21 Oct 2016

    This is a matter for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The FCA is an independent non-governmental body responsible for regulating and supervising the financial services industry within the framework of statutory objectives and duties agreed by Parliament. Although the Treasury is responsible for the legal framework, it has strictly limited powers in relation to the FCA. This question...

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Conservative MP for Brighton, Kemptown

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


Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Correspondence
  • Energy
  • Private Finance Initiative
  • Members: Correspondence
  • Brighton

Currently held offices

  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (since 10 Oct 2016)
  • The Economic Secretary to the Treasury (since 17 Jul 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (13 May 2015 to 17 Jul 2016)
  • Member, Administration Committee (14 Nov 2011 to 3 Dec 2012)
  • Member, Business, Innovation and Skills Committee (2 Nov 2010 to 5 Nov 2012)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 5 Dec 2011)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 7 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Simon Kirby’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 low number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 95.28% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 3 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 162 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Simon Kirby’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 44 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 2016.

6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
House in Brighton: (i) and (ii).
House in East Sussex: (i). (Updated 23 August 2013, 8 January 2015 and 29 May 2015)
House in Brighton: (i). (Registered 29 May 2015)
7. (ii) Other shareholdings, valued at more than £70,000
Samba Communications Limited; telecom services
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my sister, Rebecca Jane Kirby, as Office Manager. (Registered 29 May 2015)

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