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

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

Derek Thomas has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 22 Feb 2017

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Westminster Hall 25 Apr 2017

    Employment opportunities in food and farming. – Derek Thomas. Westminster Hall debate; 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Regional Flags: Driving Licences and Number Plates 19 Apr 2017

    I am sorry, Mr Nuttall, but I was stunned by the speech of my hon. Friend the Member for North Cornwall (Scott Mann). I thank you for the opportunity to speak and I thank my hon. Friend for securing this debate. We share an office and have discussed this subject many times. His constituency is North Cornwall, while mine is the furthest west it is possible to get, and as he said, our...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 19 Apr 2017

    Small businesses provide the lion’s share of jobs in Cornwall and on the Isles of Scilly. The difficulties of attracting credit, rising operational costs and red tape make running a small business an increasingly difficult task. What can my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister do to help small businesses so that they can continue to be the engine of rural economies like West...

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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 International Development
  • Department for Education
  • Heart Diseases: Medical Treatments
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Sunday Trading
  • Brain: Tumours
  • Heart Diseases: Screening

Currently held offices

  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Commons) (since 13 Jul 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 36 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Derek Thomas’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 42 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 88.65% 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.
  • 104 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Derek Thomas’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 55 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Apr 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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