Bob Seely

Conservative MP for Isle of Wight


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Bob Seely’s voting in Parliament

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

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Recent appearances

  • Lawfare and UK Court System 20 Jan 2022

    I am grateful to the Minister for listening to the debate. He says that the intervention of my right hon. Friend the Member for New Forest East (Dr Lewis) was not directly relevant but, with great respect, it was, because we need to protect people such as Charlotte Leslie, who are trying to do due diligence; we need to protect officials at the SFO to ensure that they are not hounded...
  • Lawfare and UK Court System 20 Jan 2022

    On privilege, occasionally we get the use of it wrong and everyone talks about abusing it, but actually it is fundamentally so important. We need to update it. We need absolute clarity on Committees, on broadcast, and on the relationship between talking about things here and being able to discuss them outside. That urgently needs to be looked at, and if we need new primary legislation, let...
  • Lawfare and UK Court System 20 Jan 2022

    I thank the hon. Member for Eltham (Clive Efford) for his speech; I agree with many of his points. Normally, when people agree on stuff across the House, a bit of virtue signalling may be going on—but in this case, agreement shows serious concern about a really serious issue. I thank both the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Hodge Hill (Liam Byrne) and my right hon. Friend the Member...

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Conservative MP for Isle of Wight

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Department for Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Department for Transport
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Huawei: 5G
  • Huawei
  • Telecommunications
  • Railways: Ryde
  • Coronavirus: Isle of Wight

Currently held offices

  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (3 Jul 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (3 Jul 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (3 Jul 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (20 Feb 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Dec 2021.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Kingdom of Bahrain Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: PO Box 547, Government Road, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Travel and accommodation with a value of £5,349

Destination of visit: Bahrain

Dates of visit: 18-22 November 2021

Purpose of visit: Parliamentary delegation to the IISS Manama Dialogue 2021 to understand the Middle East's most pressing security challenges.

(Registered 24 November 2021)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Shared ownership of a property in London: (i) and, from 24 August 2021, (ii). (Registered 06 July 2017; updated 09 November 2021)
8. Miscellaneous
Member of the Army Reserves. (Registered 06 July 2017)

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