Kevin Foster

MP, Torbay

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Torbay Conservative

Kevin Foster’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Kevin Foster sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Kevin Foster voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Kevin Foster voted for requiring pub companies to offer pub landlords rent-only leases, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Last updated: 8 May 2018

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Leaving the EU: Rail Industry 24 May 2018

    In the Secretary of State’s assessment of the rail industry post Brexit, did he include the vital nature of securing resilience in the coastal railway at Dawlish, given the link to Falmouth docks and the freight services that bring in exports?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions 24 May 2018

    I know the Secretary of State shares my excitement about the fact that in July we will see the first new Hitachi trains on a booked service west of Taunton. Will he update us about the wider progress being made with the new Great Western franchise, particularly about the idea that it may be split?
  • Royal Assent: NHS Outsourcing and Privatisation 23 May 2018

    It is quite interesting to be following the speech we just heard. I will not dwell too much on it, but the hon. Member for Lincoln (Karen Lee) mentioned accountable care organisations. Supposedly, they will have “multiple benefits” and “contrary to what some of the demonstrators suggest will make it easier for the NHS not to go down the private contracting route”....

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Conservative MP for Torbay

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election

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Topics of interest

Kevin Foster campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department of Health
  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Junior Doctors: Pay
  • Broadband: Torbay
  • Cross Country Rail Franchise
  • Junior Doctors: Working Hours
  • Armed Forces: Dyslexia

Currently held offices

  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (since 31 Oct 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (13 Jun 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (14 Dec 2015 to 12 May 2016)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (28 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (7 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 180 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Kevin Foster’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 10 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 96.95% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 274 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 May 2018.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: United and Cecil Club
Address of donor: c/o Munslows, New Penderal House, 283-8 High Holborn, London WC1V 7H

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500 towards my campaign fund

Donor status: members' association

(Registered 02 May 2017)
Name of donor: Association of Conservative Clubs
Address of donor: 24 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000 towards my campaign fund

Donor status: friendly society

(Registered 21 August 2017)
Name of donor: International Motors Ltd
Address of donor: South Drive, Coleshill, Birmingham B46 1DF

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000 towards my campaign fund

Donor status: company, registration 1269717

(Registered 21 August 2017)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Armed Forces (with sponsorship from Clarion and CAE)
Address of donor: House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): For my wife and myself, economy class return flights £266.80; accommodation £231.52; coach travel in Italy £108.46; food and drink £152.94. My wife and I each made a personal contribution of £100 towards these costs; total value of benefit to us £559.72.

Destination of visit: Italy

Dates of visit: 24–26 July 2017

Purpose of visit: To visit the sites of World War II battles and Commonwealth and Polish cemeteries as part of the Monte Cassino Battlefield Tour.

(Registered 25 August 2017)
Name of donor: HM Government of Gibraltar
Address of donor: Gibraltar House, 150 Strand, London WC2R 1JA

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): For my wife and myself, flights £590; accommodation £536; total value £1,126

Destination of visit: Gibraltar

Dates of visit: 7-11 September 2017

Purpose of visit: Gibraltar APPG visit for National Day Celebrations.

(Registered 21 September 2017)

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