James Heappey

MP, Wells

Wells Conservative

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

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Last updated: 12 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • Superfast Broadband Delivery: Somerset 13 Nov 2018

    While I accept that the state aid is still legal, does the Minister agree that it should—at the very least—force a reassessment of the priorities that Gigaclear is given, so that the Gigaclear state aid programme complements what the market seems to be providing?
  • Superfast Broadband Delivery: Somerset 13 Nov 2018

    I beg to move, That this House has considered superfast broadband delivery in Somerset. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Ms Dorries. I know the Minister is swimming in unfamiliar waters this morning, but I am very grateful to him for coming to respond to this debate. The Connecting Devon and Somerset intervention area, or CDS, is the biggest in England, and it is connecting...
  • Superfast Broadband Delivery: Somerset 13 Nov 2018

    I think my hon. Friend means that nothing has come yet as a consequence of the phase 2 contract, and she is absolutely right. The phase 1 contract, which was a fibre to the cabinet deal, is now complete in its delivery. Tens of thousands of homes and businesses in my constituency have benefited from that, and I am sure that my hon. Friend has seen the same in hers. She is absolutely right...

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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 Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department for International Development
  • Electricity Generation
  • Aircraft Carriers: Procurement
  • Minimum Wage: Prosecutions
  • Pacific Ocean Islands and Papua New Guinea: Fisheries
  • Franchises

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 17 Oct 2016)

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 55 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all James Heappey’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 92.19% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 112 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 29 Oct 2018.

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: £2,500

Date received: 2 May 2018

Date accepted: 1 June 2018

Donor status: company, registration 4987694

(Registered 05 July 2018)
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)
Name of donor: Belfast International Airport
Address of donor: Belfast, BT29 4AB

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Ticket including hospitality to cricket at The Oval with a value of £985

Date received: 13 June 2018

Date accepted: 13 June 2018

Donor status: company, registration NI027630

(Registered 13 June 2018)
Name of donor: GL Events UK Ltd
Address of donor: Station Road, Castle Donnington, Derby DE74 2NL

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two hospitality tickets for the Ryder Cup with a total value of £2,381.94

Date accepted: 28 September 2018

Date received: 28 September 2018

Donor status: company, registration 00392279

(Registered 24 October 2018)
4. Visits outside the UK
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): travel and accommodation for my wife and me to the value of: £7,166.41

Destination of visit: Nashville, USA

Date of visit: 6 - 11 January 2018

Purpose of visit: To represent the APPG for the Events Industry at the PCMA Convening Leaders conference.

(Registered 05 February 2018)
Name of donor: Saudi Arabia Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, PO Box 55937, Riyadh 11544

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, transport, food and accommodation with a value of £7,802

Destination of visit: Saudi Arabia

Dates of visit: 11-15 February 2018

Purpose of visit: Parliamentary fact finding in order to gain a deeper understanding of the strategic links between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the UK.

(Registered 28 February 2018)

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