Derek Thomas

MP, St Ives

St Ives Conservative

Derek Thomas’s voting in Parliament

Derek Thomas is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Derek Thomas sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Derek Thomas consistently 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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Derek Thomas has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 29 Jun 2017

Recent appearances

  • European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: 2nd Day 11 Sep 2017

    I welcome the Second Reading of this Bill, and I am grateful for the opportunity to speak in this debate and to follow the hon. Member for Lewisham East (Heidi Alexander). My constituency voted decisively to leave the European Union, and I am determined that the process of leaving the EU gives the people of west Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly the certainty, continuity and control that this...
  • Letting Agent Fees (Tenants) — [Albert Owen in the Chair] 6 Sep 2017

    Thank you, Mr Owen. I am grateful for the opportunity to speak, and I commend my hon. Friend the Member for Thirsk and Malton (Kevin Hollinrake) on securing this important debate. I welcome the Government’s action. When I first became a Member of Parliament in 2015, I was amazed at the number of prospective tenants who came to see me about this issue. We surveyed all the letting...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions 10 Jul 2017

    If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.

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Conservative MP for St Ives

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election

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Topics of interest

Derek Thomas campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department of Health
  • Department for Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department for Transport
  • Department for International Development
  • Heart Diseases: Medical Treatments
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Sunday Trading
  • Brain: Tumours
  • Heart Diseases: Screening

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Commons) (13 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 31 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Derek Thomas’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 35 written questions in the last year — above 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 100.00% 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 17–18 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") 64 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Sep 2017.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Robert Dorrien Smith
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: individual

(Registered 07 July 2017)
Name of donor: Lord Michael Farmer
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 07 July 2017)
Name of donor: Richard Belton
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 07 July 2017)
Name of donor: Tresco Estate
Address of donor: Tresco, Isles of Scilly TR24 04H

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

Donor status: other (sole trader)

(Registered 07 July 2017)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: First Greater Western Ltd
Address of donor: Floor 6, 50 Eastbourne Terrace, London W2 6LG

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two admissions including dinner at Cornwall Business Awards valued at £120, plus one nights accommodation valued at £165, total £285

Date received: 12 May 2016

Date accepted: 12 May 2016

Donor status: company, registration 05113733

(Registered 19 October 2016)
Name of donor: First Greater Western Ltd
Address of donor: Floor 6, 50 Eastbourne Terrace, London W2 6LG

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: One admission including dinner at national Rail Award valued at £60 plus train travel valued at £200, total £260

Date received: 22 September 2016

Date accepted: 22 September 2016

Donor status: company, registration 05113733

(Registered 19 October 2016)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Holocaust Educational Trust
Address of donor: BCM Box 7892, London WC1N 3XX

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): For a member of staff and myself, flights and a tour with a total value of £792 (£396 per person)

Destination of visit: Auschwitz, Poland

Date of visit: 1 March 2017

Purpose of visit: Educational.

(Registered 14 March 2017)
8. Miscellaneous
Sole Trader, Derek Thomas Building Services, not currently engaged in trading. (Registered 05 June 2015)
Since December 2015, an interest below registrable value in Mustard Seed Property Ltd, a community benefit society which provides housing in Cornwall for vulnerable people. (Registered 19 October 2016)

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

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