Richard Drax

Conservative MP for South Dorset

Richard Drax’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Richard Drax sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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Recent appearances

  • UK-Rwanda Partnership 6 Dec 2023

    Does my right hon. Friend agree that all these human rights laws were simply not designed for the massive problem of illegal, mainly economic migration that we face today, and that a review is urgently needed?
  • Sentencing Bill 6 Dec 2023

    I will concentrate in my speech on two issues: first, sentencing; and secondly, suggestions to stop reoffending, particularly among the young. This is not a catch-all but just an idea, which could come with other ideas. I welcome the parts of the Bill that will ensure those who pose the greatest danger to society will be locked up and off our streets. The end of the automatic 50% remission...
  • Legal Migration 4 Dec 2023

    I commend my right hon. Friend on at last tackling an unsustainable issue, but was he, like me, a little concerned that two very high-ranking officials were unable at a parliamentary Committee to answer basic questions on migrant issues? Will he assure me that this will not happen in future and that he will push through these five excellent points forthwith?

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Conservative MP for South Dorset

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

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Topics of interest

Richard Drax campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Home Office
  • Defence
  • Home Department
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Asylum: Housing
  • Asylum: Portland Port
  • Migrants: Portland
  • General Practitioners
  • Aircraft Carriers

Currently held offices

  • Member, Defence Sub-Committee (since 5 Mar 2020)
  • Member, Defence Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (30 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (15 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee ( 2 Nov 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 27 Nov 2023.

6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Woodlands in Dorset: (i) and (ii). (Updated 05 June 2015)
A residential property in Dorset: (i) and (ii). (Updated 05 June 2015 and 11 December 2020)
Two retail commercial properties in Dorset: (i) and (ii). (Updated 05 June 2015 and 11 December 2020)
From 8 April 2019, agricultural land in Yorkshire: (i) and, from 23 April 2021, (ii). (Registered 11 December 2020; updated 23 April 2021)
From 27 January 2022 (date of transferral), a business property in Barbados: (i) and (ii). (Registered 11 December 2020; updated 10 February 2022)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Morden Estates Company Ltd; property management company (see category 8 below).
ACF Co Holdings Limited; holding company for family businesses. This company owns Abbots Court Farm (Charborough). (Updated 11 December 2020)
AMF Holdings Limited; holding company for family businesses. This company owns Anderson Manor Farm. (Registered 05 June 2020; updated 11 December 2020)
8. Miscellaneous
Beneficiary of a family trust which owns residential property, agricultural land, woodlands and commercial property in Dorset. There are a significant number of properties in each category and some are in joint ownerships with family members and other trusts. They form part of the wider family property businesses known locally as the Charborough Estate. The trust also owns commercial property in Surrey. (Updated 05 June 2015 and 11 December 2020)
Director of Morden Estates Company Limited (unpaid after 5 April 2021), Midland House, 2 Poole Road, Bournemouth BH2 5QY; property company that manages a number of family-owned properties which form part of the Charborough Estate. (Registered 21 April 2021; updated 21 December 2022)

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