James Heappey

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for 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.

However, James Heappey sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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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: HMS Queen Elizabeth: Coronavirus 28 Jul 2021

    Port visits are planned in advance as part of each deployment and while they remain subject to change depending on operational and other requirements, they are important for logistics resupply and the welfare of the crew. For the Carrier Strike Group 2021 deployment the Commanding Officer of each ship, in consultation with the Commander of the Strike Group, and PJHQ where required,...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Kurds: Military Aid 28 Jul 2021

    The UK continues to support the Kurdish people at multiple levels to combat the Daesh threat in Iraq and Syria. In Iraq, the Kurdish Peshmerga have played a leading role in the Global Coalition's successful campaign against Daesh. As a key partner, the UK has trained more than 9,100 Peshmerga fighters and supplied them with technical and military support to enhance their capacity and...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Immigration 26 Jul 2021

    We have significantly accelerated the pace of relocations under the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) in line with the military drawdown. Since 1 June 572 people, former Afghan locally employed staff and their families, have been relocated to the UK. The MOD is working with the Home Office and a range of Government departments to ensure their successful resettlement. This now...

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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
  • Trading Schemes Act 1996
  • Minimum Wage: Prosecutions
  • Energy: Meters

Currently held offices

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence (since 16 Dec 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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: 26 Jul 2021.

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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