Wera Hobhouse

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Transport)

Liberal Democrat MP for Bath

@Wera_Hobhouse https://facebook.com/WeraHobhouse

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Liberal Democrat MP for Bath

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

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Topics of interest

  • Department for Transport
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme
  • Carbon Emissions: Local Government
  • Eating Disorders: Mental Health Services
  • Tax Avoidance
  • Bus Services

Currently held offices

  • Member, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and International Committee of the Red Cross (Status) Bill (since 28 Feb 2024)
  • Member, Licensing Hours Extensions Bill Committee (since 7 Feb 2024)
  • Member, Restoration and Renewal Programme Board Committee (since 7 Feb 2023)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Transport) (since 11 Jul 2022)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change) (since 11 Jul 2022)
  • Liberal Democrat Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (since 7 Sep 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Bill Committee (16 Nov 2022 to 23 Nov 2022)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Justice) ( 7 Sep 2020 to 10 Jul 2022)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Women and Equalities) ( 7 Sep 2020 to 10 Jul 2022)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Energy) ( 6 Jan 2020 to 7 Sep 2020)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Transport) (21 Aug 2019 to 6 Jan 2020)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Justice) ( 7 Feb 2019 to 21 Aug 2019)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Environment and Climate Change) ( 7 Feb 2019 to 7 Sep 2020)
  • Member, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Housing, Communities and Local Government) (16 Jun 2017 to 8 Feb 2019)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Question 22 Apr 2024

    To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Transport on incorporating connectivity measures into National Development Management Policies.
  • Covid-19: Response and Excess Deaths 18 Apr 2024

    I am no apologist for big pharma companies, but does the hon. Member not acknowledge that there was time pressure in producing a vaccine to mitigate all the things we have heard about—lockdowns, our economy being stalled and all the rest of it? Does he not acknowledge that there was time pressure?
  • Covid-19: Response and Excess Deaths 18 Apr 2024

    Further to that, may I suggest that this should not be binary? We do not acknowledge that some people have clearly had severely negative side effects from the covid vaccine. That should be acknowledged and there should be compensation and support, without completely throwing out the whole vaccine programme.

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Register of Members’ Interests

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Last updated: 15 Apr 2024.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Ludolf v. Schöning
Address of donor: private
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Travel costs (£500) and hotel accommodation (£170), value £670
Destination of visit: Germany (Stadthagen)
Dates of visit: 2 June 2023 to 4 June 2023
Purpose of visit: Keynote speaker at the British Symposium, a cultural forum for bilateral dialogues.
(Registered 14 June 2023)
Name of donor: Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit
Address of donor: ECIU, 180 Borough High Street, London SE1 1LB
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Accommodation (£759.65), flight (£660), subsistence (maximum value of £100), value £1,519.65
Destination of visit: United Arab Emirates (Dubai)
Dates of visit: 8 December 2023 to 11 December 2023
Purpose of visit: Attendance at COP28, as part of the APPG for Renewable and Sustainable Energy, to learn about the COP negotiation process and the role of legislators to achieve the targets set for the global climate and decarbonisation agenda.
(Registered 21 December 2023)
6. Land and property portfolio with a value over £100,000 and where indicated, the portfolio provides a rental income of over £10,000 a year
Type of land/property: Residential property (house)
Number of properties: 1
Location: Rochdale Metropolitan Borough
Ownership details: Owned jointly with my husband
Rental income: Yes
(Registered 5 July 2017)
Type of land/property: Residential property (house)
Number of properties: 1
Location: Rochdale Metropolitan Borough
Interest held: until 26 May 2023
Ownership details: Owned jointly with my husband
Rental income: until 26 May 2023
(Registered 5 July 2017; updated 5 June 2023)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Name of company or organisation: Compotex GmbH
Nature of business: Technical textile finishing
(Registered 5 July 2017)
8. Miscellaneous
Trustee, Norden Community Trust.
(Registered 5 July 2017)
Patron, Bath Festivals.
(Registered 5 July 2017)

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