David Warburton

Conservative MP for Somerton and Frome

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David Warburton’s voting in Parliament

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

However, David Warburton sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • David Warburton 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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David Warburton has sometimes rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • High Speed 1: Rolling Stock: Economy and Society: Contribution of Music 21 Jan 2020

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Ms McDonagh, and to have another opportunity to talk on a subject that is close to my heart. I thank the hon. Member for St Helens North (Conor McGinn) for securing this debate and for his record of championing the interests of music and musicians in this place. I echo his tribute to the outgoing chief executive of UK Music, Michael Dugher,...
  • High Speed 1: Rolling Stock: Economy and Society: Contribution of Music 21 Jan 2020

    Absolutely; my hon. Friend is entirely right. There is some superb work going on around the country, particularly with music hubs, although it can vary from one place to another. The music hubs alone have enabled more than 700,000 children from state-funded schools to learn a musical instrument. Many challenges faced by the music industry are also a demonstration of its enormous success. As...
  • Environment Bill 28 Oct 2019

    It is a pleasure to speak on a subject that I hope transcends party politics, to some extent, and on which a consensus, at least on the underlying principles, can be assumed. There can be no doubt about the severity of the crisis that the planet faces. At a time when political divisions undoubtedly seem to be hardening somewhat, it is worth repeating that there is no challenge more universal,...

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Conservative MP for Somerton and Frome

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

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Topics of interest

David Warburton campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Home Office
  • Department for Education
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Roads: South West
  • Seasonal Agricultural Workers' Scheme
  • Farmers: Training
  • Trade Promotion: South West
  • Universal Credit

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (30 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (7 Nov 2016 to 3 May 2017)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
From 15 June 2018 until August 2019, Non-Executive Chair of Vouch (TripleC Consulting Ltd), a strategic consultancy connecting global brands and smaller technology companies. Address: 23 Tranmere Road, London SW18 3QH. I received £1,000 a month a for this role. Hours: 8 hrs per month. (Registered 21 June 2018; updated 17 January 2020)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Alexander Pugh
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 for my re-election campaign

Donor status: individual

(Registered 28 February 2020)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
From 14 September 2017, residential property in Somerset: (i) and from 6 December 2017, (ii). (Registered 23 January 2018)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Oflang Limited, a property development company. (Registered 05 June 2016; updated 14 November 2016 and 4 December 2017)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Harriet Warburton, as a Communications Officer and Personal Assistant. (Registered 05 June 2015)

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