James Heappey

The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

Conservative MP for Wells

@jsheappey https://facebook.com/jheappey

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James Heappey’s voting in Parliament

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

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Last updated: 25 Jan 2021. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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James Heappey has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Agnes Wanjiru 9 Aug 2022

    After engagement with the Kenyan Government, and the Defence and Foreign Relations Committee of the Kenyan Parliament, the ratification treaty was tabled on 13 July 2022. That session of the Kenyan Parliament was subsequently cancelled. The existing Defence Cooperation Agreement remains, with a bridging agreement, in place in the meantime.
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Refugees 5 Aug 2022

    As of 29 June 2022, we are aware of approximately 650 ARAP eligible principals who last reported their location as Afghanistan to the Ministry of Defence. It is not always possible to know whether all eligible persons are still in the country as some may be out of contact or have moved independently to a safe country. Neighbouring countries are discouraging movement of Afghans without...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Refugees 5 Aug 2022

    We continue to work alongside international partners to relocate eligible Afghans through third countries. Beyond the obvious and hugely appreciated co-operation with Pakistan, other governments in the region have asked that their support is not made public. We respect their wishes and are grateful for their support. As of 29 June 2022, we have approximately 200 ARAP principal applicants...

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Conservative MP for Wells

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

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Topics of interest

James Heappey campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Department for Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Department for International Development
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Electricity Generation
  • Aircraft Carriers: Procurement
  • Caves
  • Franchises
  • Minimum Wage: Prosecutions

Currently held offices

  • The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (since 7 Jul 2022)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence (16 Dec 2019 to 7 Jul 2022)
  • Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 17 Oct 2016)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Aug 2022.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Burnham & Berrow Golf Club Ltd
Address of donor: St Christopher’s Way, Burnham on Sea TA8 2PE

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Honorary golf club membership for the duration of my time as an MP, annual value £1,050 in 2017

Date received: 14 July 2016

Date accepted: 14 July 2016

Donor status: company, registration 02868040

(Registered 14 July 2016; updated 02 August 2017)
8. Miscellaneous
From 6 March 2020, member of the Town Board for Mendip District Council. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 18 March 2020)

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