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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.
This is a random selection of James Heappey’s votes.
Consistently voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
4 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2016–2019.
Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
20 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2015–2016.
Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
14 votes for, 63 votes against, 6 absences, between 2016–2020.
Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
4 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2016.
Almost always voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
0 votes for, 7 votes against, 1 absence, between 2015–2016.
Voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2016.
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.
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The UK fully supports both Finland and Sweden and their decision to apply for membership. This is another welcome move by long-standing friends and follows extensive and democratic consultation within both countries. NATO is a defensive alliance and we believe both countries will fortify Northern Europe’s defences in the face of renewed threats. We look forward to integrating them into the...
I thank all colleagues for their contributions to the debate. As ever over the past four or five months, it has been defined by gentle disagreement politely put by well-informed contributors to the debate around defence and security in the Euro-Atlantic. NATO is inescapably the foundation on which Euro-Atlantic security is based. It is, always was and has proven itself over the past three...
I am trying hard to follow the question. The answer is either that it belongs to the United Kingdom and the Scottish Government would insist on its removal—
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Conservative MP for Wells
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
James Heappey campaigned to remain in the European Union
- 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
- Pyramid Selling
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: 16 May 2022.
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK
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)
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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