Richard Foord

Liberal Democrat MP for Honiton and Sidmouth

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Profile

Liberal Democrat MP for Honiton and Sidmouth

Entered the House of Commons on 24 June 2022 — Byelection

Also represented Tiverton and Honiton

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Ministry of Defence
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Levelling Up
  • Housing and Communities
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Water Companies: Fines
  • Insulin
  • Bus Services: Rural Areas
  • Project Gigabit: Voucher Schemes
  • Crime Prevention: Rural Areas

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation Bill Committee ( 1 May 2024 to 8 May 2024)
  • Member, Electricity and Gas Transmission (Compensation) Bill Committee (18 Jan 2023 to 23 Jan 2023)
  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Defence) (11 Jul 2022 to 30 May 2024)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Border Security and Asylum 22 Jul 2024

    In 2018, the number of small boat arrivals stood at 299. In 2023, last year, the number had risen to more than 29,000. What happened in those intervening five years? One thing that happened was the closure of the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme, which was introduced by the coalition Government in 2014 and was designed to select some of the most vulnerable people from refugee camps in...
  • Border Security and Asylum 22 Jul 2024

    In 2018, the number of small boat arrivals stood at 299. In 2023, last year, the number had risen to more than 29,000. What happened in those intervening five years? One thing that happened was the closure of the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme, which was introduced by the coalition Government in 2014 and was designed to select some of the most vulnerable people from refugee camps in...
  • NATO and European Political Community Meetings 22 Jul 2024

    The last Government spent quite some time engaging with isolationists in Washington. They sought to influence conservative think-tanks in the US that are listened to by Republicans, such as the Heritage Foundation. I appreciate the Prime Minister’s point that it is for the American people to decide who governs them later this year, but what more can his Government do to stress to...

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