Richard Drax

Former Conservative MP for South Dorset

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Richard Drax is a former MP for South Dorset.

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Former Conservative MP for South Dorset

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

Left the House of Commons on 30 May 2024 — Dissolved for 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
  • Health
  • Asylum: Housing
  • Asylum: Portland Port
  • Migrants: Portland
  • Aircraft Carriers
  • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Defence Sub-Committee ( 5 Mar 2020 to 30 May 2024)
  • Member, Defence Committee ( 2 Mar 2020 to 30 May 2024)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee ( 2 Mar 2020 to 30 May 2024)
  • 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

Future MPs in this constituency

Recent appearances

  • International Health Regulations 14 May 2024

    May I firmly tell the Minister that the road to hell is paved with good intentions? I do not trust bureaucracies, and I certainly do not trust this one. Judging by the way in which it behaved last time, with its instinct to lock us all down—we have seen huge damage from that to every part of our national infrastructure—I suspect that the tendency will be to do the same again, to our...
  • Defence Spending 24 Apr 2024

    I commend my right hon. Friend for his stalwart stubbornness in securing this important increase in defence spending. He and I both know that much more money is needed, but this is a step in the right direction. He is off shortly to meet NATO members, and I fear that he will have a great deal of work to do. For example, only two NATO members are prepared to open fire on the Houthis in the...
  • Hospice Funding 22 Apr 2024

    I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Hastings and Rye (Sally-Ann Hart) and my hon. Friend the Member for Darlington (Peter Gibson)—who is sat beside me—on securing this debate, and it is a pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for West Dorset (Chris Loder). I start by thanking all those who work in hospices; they do a remarkable job, and we should be very grateful for...

More of Richard Drax’s recent appearances

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