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Simon Hoare’s voting in Parliament

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

This is a random selection of Simon Hoare’s votes.

Last updated: 12 Oct 2020. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Simon Hoare has quite often rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Northern Ireland: Northern Ireland Protocol 27 Apr 2022

    In those discussions with Cabinet colleagues, will my right hon. Friend commit to pointing out that there would be a terrible hypocrisy if, having pointed out to Russia and her allies the importance of abiding by an international rules-based system, we were then to countenance breaking our internationally agreed obligations?
  • Home Department: HM Passport Office: Service Standard Times 25 Apr 2022

    “Unprecedented” might be true, but the surge should absolutely have been foreseeable. I hear what the Minister says; my constituents tell me that in their experience, the process has been either very good or an absolute shambles. I agree with what the hon. Member for Easington (Grahame Morris) said: there needs to be a better interface between Members of Parliament and the Passport...
  • Nationality and Borders Bill 20 Apr 2022


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Conservative MP for North Dorset

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

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Topics of interest

Simon Hoare campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Northern Ireland Office
  • Department of Health
  • HM Treasury
  • Foreign
  • Commonwealth and Development Office
  • Treasury
  • Terrorism: Northern Ireland
  • Cash Dispensing: Fees and Charges
  • Libya: IRA
  • Borders: Northern Ireland
  • Unitary Councils

Currently held offices

  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 20 May 2020)
  • Chair, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (since 29 Jan 2020)
  • Chair, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (since 29 Jan 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (29 Jan 2020 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (29 Jan 2020 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (12 Jun 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (12 Jun 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (12 Jun 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (12 Dec 2017 to 4 Sep 2018)
  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (6 Nov 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (16 Oct 2017 to 26 Nov 2018)
  • Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (1 Dec 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (12 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (13 Jul 2015 to 21 Nov 2016)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 3 May 2022.

6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
House in Oxfordshire, owned jointly with my wife: (i) and, since September 2015, (ii). (Registered 21 May 2015; updated 8 January 2018.)
8. Miscellaneous
Unremunerated trustee of Bowel and Cancer Research. (Registered 21 August 2015)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Kate Hoare, as Constituency Support Manager. (Registered 29 February 2016; updated 20 December 2019)

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