Robert Courts

MP, Witney

Witney Conservative

Robert Courts’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Robert Courts sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Robert Courts consistently voted against an investigation into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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

Last updated: 22 Feb 2017

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Topical Questions 21 Mar 2017

    The Secretary of State is aware of the concern that I and the people of Witney have about the future of Deer Park medical centre, which is a vital local resource. I am grateful to him for meeting me and for our correspondence. Please will he confirm that he will press the Independent Review Panel for a response at the earliest opportunity, given that the clinical commissioning group is...
  • Class 4 National Insurance Contributions 15 Mar 2017

    I declare an interest as someone who was self-employed until a few months ago. [Hon. Members: “Hear, hear.”] Thank you. As a member of the Federation of Small Businesses and the chairman of the all-party parliamentary group for small and micro businesses, I welcome today’s announcement from the Chancellor and thank him for it, as will the nearly one fifth of my constituents...
  • Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Topical Questions 14 Mar 2017

    As the recently elected chair of the all-party group for small and micro business, I know that access to finance in the early years is a real challenge for small businesses. What advice could the Minister give to those in my constituency who are looking for access to finance in the early years?

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Conservative MP for Witney

Entered the House of Commons on 20 October 2016 — Byelection

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Topics of interest

  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Department for International Trade
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • India: Foreign Relations
  • Small Businesses: Digital Technology
  • EU Defence Policy
  • Urban Areas
  • Non-domestic Rates

Currently held offices

  • Member, Backbench Business Committee (since 30 Jan 2017)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Mar 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments received for my work at the bar of England and Wales, all done before my election:
24 October 2016, received £1,070 plus VAT from Slater Gordon Solutions Legal, Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool L3 4UU. (Registered 18 November 2016)
7 November 2016, received £3,600 plus VAT from Oxford County Council, County Hall, Oxford. (Registered 18 November 2016)
24 November 2016, received £750 plus VAT from Blake Morgan LLP, New Kings Court, Tollgate, Chandler's Ford, SO53 3LG. (Registered 15 December 2016)
25 November 2016, received £480 plus VAT from Evans Derry, 5 Church Hill, Coleshill, B46 3AD. (Registered 15 December 2016)
30 November 2016, received £750 plus VAT from Oxford County Council, County Hall, Oxford. (Registered 15 December 2016)
30 November 2016, received £975 plus VAT from Oxford County Council, County Hall, Oxford. (Registered 15 December 2016)
6 December 2016, received £6,200 plus VAT from Coles Miller LLP,44/46 Parkstone Road, Poole, BH15 2PG. (Registered 15 December 2016)
21 December 2016, received £1,625 plus VAT from Blackburns Solicitors, Wessex Chambers, 33 Trinity Street, Dorchester DT1 1TT. (Registered 20 January 2017)
5 January 2017, received £250 plus VAT from Dalgarno Solicitors, 59 Wilson Patten Street, Warrington WA1 1NF. (Registered 20 January 2017)
11 January 2017, received £1,250 plus VAT from Thorneycroft Solicitors, 9a Bridge Street Mills, Bridge Street Macclesfield SK11 6QA. (Registered 20 January 2017)
7 February 2017, £2,750 plus VAT from Collins Solicitors, 20 Station Rd, Watford WD1 1AP. (Registered 09 February 2017)
27 January 2017, received £1,577.20 plus VAT from Dorset County Council, County Hall, Colliton Park, Dorchester DT1 1XJ. (Registered 14 February 2017)
Allowance received from West Oxfordshire District Council, Elmfield, New Yatt Road, Witney OX28 1PB for my role as a district councillor:
20 October 2016, received £794.84 for duties carried out before my election. (Registered 18 November 2016)
Until further notice my allowance of £375 a month will be paid direct to charity. Hours: expected to be up to 8 hours a month. (Registered 18 November 2016)
8. Miscellaneous
Member of the Bar of England and Wales, not currently practising. (Registered 18 November 2016)

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