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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:
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 hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for giving way. I am in favour of their lordships doing their proper job, which is revising legislation to make this legislation, which is very good, perfect—that is what they are there for.
The Bill is, as I said, a particularly extreme example of bad practice with the least possible excuse for it. There are many Bills where we can find some reason why it had to be done in such a way. I sat on Committees looking at Henry VIII powers and trying to stop them, and I often found that, actually, they were needed because that was the only way of doing things. I make no apology for...
I am grateful to the right hon. Gentleman, but I think that he attributes to me more influence than I have. My fusillade against clause 3 will not change many votes this evening—including my own, as it happens. Therefore, it will not be the case that the Government will be defeated in the Committee. I think that I went quite a long way in saying that the right hon. Member for...
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Conservative MP for North East Somerset
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
Jacob Rees-Mogg campaigned to leave the European Union
- Home Department
- Home Office
- Department for Work and Pensions
- EU Justice and Home Affairs
- Children: Maintenance
- Arrest Warrants
- Schengen Agreement: ICT
- Organised Crime: EU Law
Other offices held in the past
- The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (6 Sep 2022 to 25 Oct 2022)
- Minister of State (Minister for Brexit Opportunities and Government Efficiency) (8 Feb 2022 to 6 Sep 2022)
- Member, Members Estimate Committee (24 Jul 2019 to 8 Feb 2022)
- Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (24 Jul 2019 to 8 Feb 2022)
- Member, Public Accounts Commission (24 Jul 2019 to 8 Feb 2022)
- Member, House of Commons Commission (24 Jul 2019 to 8 Feb 2022)
- Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons (24 Jul 2019 to 8 Feb 2022)
- 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: 23 Jan 2023.
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Residential property, land and related farm buildings in Somerset: (i) and (ii). (Updated 20 October 2021)
Residential property in London: (i) and (ii).
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Saliston Ltd; holding company
7. (ii) Other shareholdings, valued at more than £70,000
From 1 April 2021, Somerset Capital Management LLP
; investment management. (Registered 28 April 2021)
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)
Partner in Somerset Capital Management LLP, 146 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9TR; investment management. Unpaid since July 2019. (Registered 28 April 2021)
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