Wera Hobhouse

Liberal Democrat Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

Liberal Democrat MP for Bath

@Wera_Hobhouse https://facebook.com/WeraHobhouse

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Wera Hobhouse’s voting in Parliament

Wera Hobhouse is a Liberal Democrat MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Liberal Democrat MPs.

However, Wera Hobhouse sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Wera Hobhouse voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency, while most Liberal Democrat MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Venezuela: Overseas Aid 22 Oct 2020

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the findings of the International Criminal Court into the human rights abuses of Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro; and what support the Government has provided to the Lima countries.
  • Free School Meals 21 Oct 2020

    I am very grateful to the hon. Member for giving way, because I think this is a very important issue and she is talking about cross-party support. The fruit and veg scheme is such an important scheme. Will she look at the campaign by Sustain of having a healthy piece of fruit or vegetable for every primary schoolchild in state education?
  • Free School Meals 21 Oct 2020

    I was going to ask the Secretary of State this. We all know how important healthy eating is—not just food on the table but healthy food on the table. During the covid crisis, the Government suspended the fruit and veg scheme, and it was only reinstated after some serious campaigning by the organisation Sustain. Does the hon. Member agree with me and Sustain that the fruit and veg scheme...

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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 of Health and Social Care
  • Ministry of Housing
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Department for Transport
  • Home Office
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Sexual Harassment
  • School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme
  • Hate Crime: LGBT People
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Great Western Railway Line: Electrification

Currently held offices

  • Liberal Democrat Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (since 7 Sep 2020)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Justice) (since 7 Sep 2020)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Women and Equalities) (since 7 Sep 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Richard Turner
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Date received: 11 October 2019

Date accepted: 11 October 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 14 October 2019)
Name of donor: Gitte Dawson
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Date received: 15 October 2019

Date accepted: 15 October 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 17 October 2019)
Name of donor: Mark Roper
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Date received: 29 October 2019

Date accepted: 29 October 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 04 November 2019)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Two separate houses in Rochdale Metropolitan Borough, owned jointly with my husband: (i) and (ii). (Registered 05 July 2017)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Compotex GmbH; technical textile finishing. (Registered 05 July 2017)
8. Miscellaneous
Trustee, Norden Community Trust. (Registered 05 July 2017)
Patron, Bath Festivals. (Registered 05 July 2017)
From 29 August 2018 to 28 August 2022, Director (Co-opted Trustee) of the Palladian Academy Trust. (Registered 13 November 2018)

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