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 consistently voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Kevin Foster consistently 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: 29 Jun 2017

Recent appearances

  • Schools: National Funding Formula 14 Sep 2017

    Let me congratulate the Secretary of State on her statement and say how much it will be welcomed in Torbay, where schools have been underfunded for some years. When the last set of figures was published, I found that a number of people felt that the formula would not be of benefit because of some things that they had been told by unofficial groups. What efforts will be made to ensure that...
  • Business of the House 14 Sep 2017

    I am sure that the Leader of the House will be reflecting, like me, on the fact that it is truly bizarre when the biggest complaint of someone who comes to this Chamber is that no one turned up to object to their proposal the day before. May we therefore have a debate on what it means to put proposals forward and how to act positively in this Chamber, rather than just looking for...
  • Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions 14 Sep 2017

    The Minister will be aware of the great success of initiatives such as the Seafood Coast in promoting tourism in Torbay. What further support will the Government offer to encourage more people to come to the coast in the south-west?

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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
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Department for Culture Media and Sport
  • Junior Doctors: Pay
  • Broadband: Torbay
  • Cross Country Rail Franchise
  • Junior Doctors: Working Hours
  • Consultants: Pay

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)

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  • Has spoken in 128 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Kevin Foster’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 19 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 100.00% 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.
  • 94 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Kevin Foster’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 199 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Sep 2017.

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: International Fund for Animal Welfare
Address of donor: 87-90 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7UD

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation, food and incidentals with a value of £1,580.39

Destination of visit: Iceland

Date of visit: 14-17 August 2016

Purpose of visit: with MPs from other parties, to be briefed on whaling.

(Registered 14 September 2016)
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)

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