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 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 never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 12 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • Road Safety and the Legal Framework — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] 20 Nov 2018

    I thank the hon. Member for Brentford and Isleworth (Ruth Cadbury) and my hon. Friend the Member for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk (John Lamont) for bringing this important issue to the House’s attention. It is right that we adequately address the problem of accidents that lead to death and serious injury on our roads. I am grateful for the attention given to providing the safest...
  • EU Withdrawal Agreement: Legal Advice: Education Funding 13 Nov 2018

    Everyone will be aware that it is Parliament Week. Schools up and down the country, in west Cornwall and on Scilly are doing an incredible amount of work to raise awareness about what we do here, our amazing democratic system and politics throughout the country. I commend my local schools on their work to raise awareness about such vital issues. I also commend the schools in my constituency,...
  • EU Withdrawal Agreement: Legal Advice: Education Funding 13 Nov 2018

    I shall address that issue when I talk about the apprenticeship levy, but my hon. Friend is absolutely right. There are real pressures on skills in my rural area, so it is imperative that we work with schools to help teachers to understand the jobs and skills that are available and how we can keep people in the area, because it is extremely important in rural areas that we do not have what we...

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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 of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department for International Development
  • Heart Diseases: Medical Treatments
  • Brain: Tumours
  • Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme
  • Aortic Aneurysm: Medical Treatments
  • Medical Treatments

Currently held offices

  • Member, Health and Social Care Committee (since 20 Feb 2018)

Other offices held in the past

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

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 34 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Derek Thomas’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 37 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 91.25% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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") 97 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 29 Oct 2018.

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 7 July 2017; updated 9 January 2018)
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)
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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