Derek Thomas

MP, St Ives

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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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Last updated: 12 Sep 2017

Recent appearances

  • Social Care: Supported Housing 25 Oct 2017

    I refer Members to my declaration regarding supported housing in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. I pay tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for Waveney (Peter Aldous), who held a fantastic debate on this subject in Westminster Hall two weeks ago, and to other Members who have worked so hard to make sure that the concerns of the most vulnerable people in supported housing...
  • Social Care 25 Oct 2017

    I concur with pretty much everything said this afternoon. As an MP who recently fought a marginal seat, I fully felt the pain and discomfort over how we handled the proposals for social care. Since then, however, several constituents have come to me having lost family homes because they needed to pay for a family member in care. As we know, the money people have can dwindle down to...
  • Taxes on Small Businesses — [Ms Nadine Dorries in the Chair] 18 Oct 2017

    Unquestionably, since 2010 the Government have taken action to support small businesses and stimulate local economic growth. I am glad that the debate has provided an opportunity to remind the House of those measures. I am also glad that we have been able to discuss the introduction of positive employee support, such as the national living wage and auto-enrolment. We are united in our desire...

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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 32 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Derek Thomas’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 27 written questions in the last year — 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 95.24% 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.
  • 102 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Derek Thomas’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 68 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Nov 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)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Aventis Pharma Ltd (trading as Sanofi)
Address of donor: One Onslow Street, Guildford GU1 4YS

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Funding provided to Incisive Health, 23 King Street, London SW1Y 6QY, which provides the administration and coordination of the Diabetes Think Tank, which I chair, at a value of £16,221 from 9 June 2017 to 9 October 2017

Date received: 9 June 2017 to 9 October 2017

Date accepted: 9 June 2017

Donor status: company, registration 01535640

(Registered 14 September 2017)
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)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
From 4 October 2017, house and adjacent retail outlet in West Cornwall, owned jointly with my wife; (i). (Registered 30 October 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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