Rebecca Pow

MP, Taunton Deane

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Taunton Deane Conservative

Rebecca Pow’s voting in Parliament

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

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  • Rebecca Pow consistently voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Last updated: 12 Sep 2017

Recent appearances

  • UK Amphibious Capability — [James Gray in the Chair] 21 Nov 2017

    The Royal Marines are also extremely good value for money. That has to be included. They comprise 4.5% of armed forces personnel—whereas the Army is 57%—and from that we generate 46% of the special forces badge manpower.
  • UK Amphibious Capability — [James Gray in the Chair] 21 Nov 2017

    The hon. Lady is making an extremely powerful point, which makes me ask why we would cut the services of one of the finest forces in the world. I particularly want to mention 40 Commando in my constituency. These personnel are so important in humanitarian efforts. They recently went to the Caribbean to help with the disaster that occurred after the hurricanes. What was crucial was their...
  • Yemen 20 Nov 2017

    I draw the House’s attention to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. It is highly commendable that the UK is the fourth-largest humanitarian donor to Yemen, but equally we play a key role in diplomatic talks, not least with Saudi Arabia, so will the Minister give assurances that all pressure is being kept on Saudi Arabia to open access lines, especially given...

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Conservative MP for Taunton Deane

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

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Topics of interest

Rebecca Pow campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department for Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Department for Transport
  • Department of Health
  • Department for Education
  • Hinkley Point C Power Station
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Trees: Diseases
  • Coal: Export Credit Guarantees
  • Agriculture and Water: Israel

Currently held offices

  • Member, Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 12 Sep 2017)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Sub-Committee (2 Nov 2016 to 22 Mar 2017)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (20 Jul 2015 to 31 Oct 2016)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 100 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Rebecca Pow’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 4 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 95.83% 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 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 93 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Rebecca Pow’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 126 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Nov 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: Phillip Gibbs
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 27 June 2017)
Name of donor: Nigel Popplewell
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,500

Donor status: individual

(Registered 27 June 2017)
Name of donor: Benjamin Goldsmith
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: individual

(Registered 27 June 2017)
Name of donor: Nigel Popplewell
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 27 June 2017)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Saudi Arabia Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, PO Box 55937, Riyadh 11544

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): accommodation, food and transport with a total value of £3,187

Destination of visit: Saudi Arabia

Date of visit: 2-5 April 2017

Purpose of visit: Conservative Middle East Council Parliamentary fact finding.

(Registered 24 April 2017)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
House in Somerset: (i) and (ii). (Registered 02 June 2015)
House in Somerset, owned jointly with my sister: (i) and (ii). (Registered 02 June 2015)
Agricultural land owned jointly with other family members: (i) and (ii) including income from a telecom mast. (Registered 02 June 2015)
Commercial building in Somerset, of which I own a 10 percent share: (i) and (ii). (Registered 02 June 2015)
8. Miscellaneous
Vice President of Somerset Wildlife Trust, unpaid. (Registered 02 June 2015; updated 08 August 2016)
Council Member of Royal Bath-West Society, unpaid. (Registered 02 June 2015)

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