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:

  • James Heappey voted for requiring pub companies to offer pub landlords rent-only leases, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes
  • James Heappey voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of James Heappey’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit James Heappey’s full vote analysis page for more.

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

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Saudi Arabia: Military Aid 28 Jul 2020

    We have a very small number of liaison officers in Saudi Armed Forces headquarters. The role of the liaison officers is to provide the UK with greater insight into Saudi processes and operations. All UK military personnel in Saudi Arabia remain under UK command and control. More specifically, as my predecessor said in his reply to Question 228123, our liaison officers working in the Saudi Air...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Submarines: Safety 28 Jul 2020

    The safety of submarines and other vessels is paramount. The Royal Navy's policy and mandatory procedures for submarines to ensure safety of shipping are contained in the Code of Practice for Fishing Vessel Avoidance. This was agreed by the Fishing Industry Safety Group, and is afforded a high priority in submarine crew training. The Code was most recently reviewed in November 2016 and...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Nuclear Submarines: Shipping Lanes 23 Jul 2020

    Ensuring safety at sea is a top priority for the Royal Navy. The Marine Accident Investigation Branch's (MAIB) report is welcomed and the Royal Navy fully accepts their recommendation. Actions have been taken to prevent re-occurrence and a system of assurance is in place in accordance with the Navy's Safety Management System.  To deliver the MAIB's recommendation, the Fleet Commander has...

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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
  • HMS Queen Elizabeth
  • Apprentices
  • 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: 20 Jul 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
From 4 June 2019, a Member of the Western Power Distribution Customer Engagement Group, an expert panel scrutinising Western Power Distribution’s next Business Plan for the 2023-28 regulatory period. Address: Avonbank, Feeder Road, Bristol BS2 0TB. (Registered 09 July 2019)
24 June 2019, received £3,500 plus travel expenses. Hours: 28 hrs. (Registered 09 July 2019)
8 November 2019, received £4,000. Hours: 32 hrs. (Registered 20 December 2019)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: The Cayzer Trust Company Ltd
Address of donor: 30 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6NN

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

Date received: 14 August 2019

Date accepted: 14 August 2019

Donor status: company, registration 4987694

(Registered 23 September 2019)
Name of donor: The Cayzer Trust Company Ltd
Address of donor: 30 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6NN

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

Date received: 12 September 2019

Date accepted: 12 September 2019

Donor status: company, registration 4987694

(Registered 23 September 2019)
Name of donor: James Drummond
Address of donor: private

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

Date received: 15 November 2019

Date accepted: 15 November 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 08 January 2020)
Name of donor: Neil Record
Address of donor: private

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

Date received: 15 November 2019

Date accepted: 15 November 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 08 January 2020)
Name of donor: The Dunchurch Lodge Stud Company
Address of donor: Cayzor House, 30 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6NN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Date received: 26 November 2019

Date accepted: 26 November 2019

Donor status: company, registration 185609

(Registered 08 January 2020)
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)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Business Travel Association (formerly the Guild of Travel Management Companies)
Address of donor: Butler House, 2nd Floor, 177-178 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 7NY

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Accommodation, conference and transfers, total value £510

Destination of visit: Noordwijk, the Netherlands

Dates of visit: 30 June – 1 July 2019

Purpose of visit: Speaking at the Guild of Travel Management Companies Overseas Conference.

(Registered 11 July 2019)
Name of donor: Professional Convention Management Association
Address of donor: PCMA Headquarters, 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 500, Chicago, Illinois 60601, USA

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): registration, travel and accommodation to the value of £1,197.12

Destination of visit: Barcelona, Spain

Date of visit: 22-24 September 2019

Purpose of visit: To attend the PCMA Convening Leaders conference.

(Registered 09 October 2019)
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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