Jacob Rees-Mogg

Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons

Conservative MP for North East Somerset

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Jacob Rees-Mogg’s voting in Parliament

Jacob Rees-Mogg is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Jacob Rees-Mogg sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Jacob Rees-Mogg voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Jacob Rees-Mogg generally voted against fixed periods between parliamentary elections, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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

Jacob Rees-Mogg has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Leader of the House: Coronavirus: Disease Control 20 Jul 2020

    Since 1 March 2020, and as of Monday 20 July, the Government has laid 127 statutory instruments in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. This has enabled the Government to swiftly put in place the legislation needed and we will continue to bring forward further SIs for Parliament to consider, as required. The table below provides a list of each SI, outlining the powers it was made under; the...
  • Restoration and Renewal 16 Jul 2020

    I obviously cannot respond to every point made, but if any have been made that require a response, I will write to right hon. and hon. Members. I also encourage those Members who did not get called to speak to send their speeches to the challenge panel of the review board so that their views can be on the record. That is very important. If any Members have left the Chamber already, I will...
  • Restoration and Renewal 16 Jul 2020

    I can clarify that. The Clerk of the House is the responsible officer, and he takes his responsibility enormously seriously. He has made it absolutely clear that, if he thought there were a risk to people in this Palace, he would insist that the place closed.

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Conservative MP for North East Somerset

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

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Topics of interest

Jacob Rees-Mogg campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Home Department
  • Home Office
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Treasury
  • Justice
  • EU Justice and Home Affairs
  • Children: Maintenance
  • Arrest Warrants
  • Schengen Agreement: ICT
  • Extradition

Currently held offices

  • Member, Members Estimate Committee (since 24 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (since 24 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Public Accounts Commission (since 24 Jul 2019)
  • Member, House of Commons Commission (since 24 Jul 2019)
  • Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons (since 24 Jul 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Palace of Westminster (Joint Committee) (16 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (15 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (1 Jul 2015 to 17 Nov 2015)
  • Member, House of Commons Governance Committee (16 Oct 2014 to 17 Dec 2014)
  • Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (18 Nov 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
Partner in Somerset Capital Management LLP, 146 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9TR; investment management:
17 June 2019, received £15,450.07. Hours: 25 hrs in June 2019. (Registered 03 July 2019)
15 July 2019, received £15,469.91. Hours: 20 hrs in July 2019. (Registered 12 August 2019)
As a client of Somerset Capital Management (SCM), I provide services to The Chestnut Fund, an investment fund. (Registered 27 November 2012)
Payments from the Telegraph Media Group, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0DT, for articles:
26 July 2019, received £520. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 06 August 2019)
Payments from News UK and Ireland Ltd, 1 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9GF:
17 July 2019, received £500 for an article for the Sun on Sunday. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 23 July 2019)
2 July 2019, received £10,000 from Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP, 65 St Paul’s Churchyard, London EC4M 8AB, via Chartwell Valley Speakers, 14 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8HN, for speaking at an event on 27 June 2019. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 11 July 2019)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Captain Sayinder Pal Singh Chadha
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 shared between my own and another conservative association

Donor status: individual

(Registered 24 December 2019)
Name of donor: Sir Henry Keswick
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 02 January 2020)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Farmhouse, land and related buildings in Somerset: (i) and (ii).
Residential property in London: (i) and (ii).
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Saliston Ltd; holding company
Somerset Capital Management LLP; investment management
8. Miscellaneous
Until 25 July 2019, unremunerated director of Somerset Capital Management Ltd, which is the parent company of Somerset Capital Management (Cayman) Ltd and Somerset Capital Management (Singapore) PTE Ltd. (Registered 07 April 2016; updated 05 November 2019)
Until 25 July 2019, unremunerated director of Somerset Capital Management (Singapore) PTE Ltd. (Registered 07 April 2016; updated 05 November 2019)
Until 25 July 2019, unremunerated director of Saliston Ltd, which is a shareholder (over 15%) in Somerset Capital Management Ltd. (Registered 20 April 2016; updated 05 November 2019)
Until 31 July 2019, unremunerated director of the American Trading Company (Holdings) Ltd (holding company) and the American Trading Company Ltd (property management). (Registered 20 April 2016; updated 05 November 2019)
Trustee of the Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Oxford Foundation, which supports the Oxford Union Literary and Debating trust and through it the charitable activities of the Oxford Union Society. Those activities include education and support for free speech. (Registered 20 April 2016)
Trustee of the Oxford Literary and Debating Union Trust, which supports the charitable activities of the Oxford Union Society. Those activities include education and support for free speech. (Registered 20 April 2016)
From July 2018, an unpaid director of Carlton Park Trustees 1 Ltd. (Registered 31 October 2018)
From July 2018, an unpaid director of Carlton Park Trustees 2 Ltd. (Registered 31 October 2018)
From July 2018, an unpaid director of Carlton Park Trustees 3 Ltd. (Registered 31 October 2018)
From July 2018, an unpaid director of Carlton Park Trustees 4 Ltd. (Registered 31 October 2018)

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