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 university tuition fees Show votes
  • Consistently voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Almost always voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Consistently voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes

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

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

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Lords: Select Committee 13 Dec 2016

    Financial Exclusion Committee: Financial Exclusion. 10:30 am; Room 2A, Palace of Westminster
    Witnesses: (at 10:45 AM) Mr Simon Kirby MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, HM Treasury The Rt Hon Lord Freud, Minister of State for Welfare Reform, Department for Work and Pensions Mr Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for School Standards, Department for Education
  • Written Answers — HM Treasury: Economic Growth 6 Dec 2016

    In its Global Economic Outlook the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) acknowledged the resilience of the UK economy, and now forecast the UK to be the fastest growing major advanced economy in 2016. At Autumn Statement 2016, the Chancellor set out the government’s plans to boost potential growth in the UK economy. As part of this we will invest an extra...
  • Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: Billing 6 Dec 2016

    HM Treasury currently does not distinguish between small and large businesses in relation to paying suppliers. The Government has a long standing policy commitment to pay 80% of undisputed invoices within 5 days, with the rest paid within 30 days. During 2015-16, HM Treasury paid 71.4% within 5 days and 97.5% within 30 days.

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Conservative MP for Brighton, Kemptown

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

Expenses

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 12 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 WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 92.70% 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.
  • 157 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Simon Kirby’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 63 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 21 Nov 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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