Alberto Costa

MP, South Leicestershire

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South Leicestershire Conservative

Alberto Costa’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Alberto Costa sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Alberto Costa consistently voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Alberto Costa 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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Alberto Costa has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 29 Jun 2017

Recent appearances

  • G20 10 Jul 2017

    I add my welcome to the Prime Minister’s statement, particularly in respect of the additional assistance being given to Italy to tackle migration. My right hon. Friend may not be aware that I am chairman of the all-party parliamentary group on Greece. As she knows, Greece also has a huge burden to bear with the movement of migrants. Will she agree to consider whether the delegation...
  • Whirlpool: Product Safety System — [Ms Joan Ryan in the Chair] 26 Apr 2017

    I appreciate that time is short, but on that point, will the Minister give way?
  • Whirlpool: Product Safety System — [Ms Joan Ryan in the Chair] 26 Apr 2017

    I had important constituency business to attend to. The Minister is correct in saying that modifications at home might be the correct course of action. Indeed, I witnessed a modification to my tumble dryer. However, the issue I have is that Whirlpool is not disclosing to Which? or to any of us the independent expert analysis stating that such modification makes the tumble dryer safe.

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Conservative MP for South Leicestershire

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

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Topics of interest

Alberto Costa campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Ministry of Justice
  • Department for Transport
  • Department for International Development
  • Prisons: Education
  • Tanzania: Water
  • Logistics
  • Cycling: Australia
  • Prison Accommodation

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Justice Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 24 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Alberto Costa’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 5 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low 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 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — 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") 27 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 31 Jul 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
Consultant Solicitor with Nicholas Woolf and Co. Solicitors, 87 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1ET. From 1 October 2015 until further notice, I will receive £834 per month. Hours: up to 4 hrs per week. (Registered 22 October 2015)
7 October 2016, received additional payment of £279.25. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 11 October 2016)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Berkeley Burke (Holdings) Ltd
Address of donor: 2 Regent Street, Leicester LE1 7BR

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

Donor status: company, registration 01102932

(Registered 23 June 2017)
Name of donor: Craven (Builders) Ltd
Address of donor: Misterton Hall, Misterton, Lutterworth, Leicestershire LE17 4JP

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Donor status: company, registration 00327397

(Registered 23 June 2017)
Name of donor: Flowidea Ltd
Address of donor: Arbuthnot House, 7 Wilson Street, London EC27 9AR

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

Donor status: company, registration 02463564

(Registered 23 June 2017)
Name of donor: Heather Craven
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: individual

(Registered 23 June 2017)
Name of donor: Maurizio Bragagni
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: individual

(Registered 23 June 2017)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: (1) Italian IPU Group; (2) All Party Parliamentary Group for Italy
Address of donor: (1) Protocol Office, Chamber of Deputies, Piazza del Parlamento, 24 00186 Rome; (2) c/o House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) hotel accommodation and lunch for me (£595) and my wife (additional cost of £135); (2) dinners on two evenings for myself and my wife (£74 each.)

Destination of visit: Rome, Italy

Dates of visit: 19 to 22 September 2016

Purpose of visit: With APPG Italy delegation, to discuss potential implication of Brexit with senior Italian parliamentarians, and also to meet with the British Ambassador and to attend a plenary of the chamber of Deputies.

(Registered 02 November 2016)
Name of donor: SSPG Ltd (the trading arm of the Solicitor Sole Practitioners Group otherwise known as SPG)
Address of donor: c/o McNair & Co, EBC House, Ranelagh Gardens, London, SW6 3PA

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): , airport transfers, hotel and dinners on Friday and Saturday nights for myself and my wife, plus flights for me only; value £879.11

Destination of visit: Prague, Czech Republic

Date of visit: 25-27 November 2016

Purpose of visit: unremunerated participation in my capacity as a Consultant Solicitor to Nicholas Woolf & Co Solicitors in the Sole Practitioners Group Annual Conference. This included giving a speech and taking part on a panel discussion.

(Registered 20 December 2016)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Flats in Glasgow and London, the latter owned jointly with my wife: (i) and (from June 2016) (ii). (Registered 02 June 2015; updated 28 June 2016 and 11 October 2016)
8. Miscellaneous
Practising solicitor in England and Wales; member of the Law Society of England and Wales. (Registered 22 October 2015)
From 31 October 2016, non-practising solicitor and notary public in Scotland. (Registered 22 October 2015; updated 9 November 2016)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my spouse, Dr Maria Costa, as part-time Office Manager. (Registered 20 April 2016)

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