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.

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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
  • Sustainable Development
  • Caves
  • Minimum Wage: Prosecutions

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

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 26 Oct 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)
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: 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: 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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