Richard Foord

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Defence)

Liberal Democrat MP for Tiverton and Honiton

Recent appearances

  • Animal Welfare 25 May 2023

    My predecessor, Neil Parish, was chair of the all-party parliamentary group on animal welfare from 2010. Like other farmers in the west country, he cared deeply about welfare standards. That was evident to me last weekend when I visited the Devon county show. The Australia and New Zealand trade agreements will come into effect next Thursday, in spite of opposition from my party. The Australia...
  • Business of the House 25 May 2023

    The leading comment article in The Times this week bore the title “Whitehall Witch-hunt”. It follows a decision to no-platform the chemical weapons expert—and Liberal Democrat member—Dan Kaszeta, who is loyal to this country but not to the Conservative party. The decision to rescind Dan’s invitation to a conference at the Ministry of Defence is an attack on free speech. Will the...
  • Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Youth Services: Finance 25 May 2023

    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the real-terms change to funding for youth services has been in each year since 2015.

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Liberal Democrat MP for Tiverton and Honiton

Entered the House of Commons on 24 June 2022 — Byelection


Topics of interest

  • Ministry of Defence
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department for Levelling Up
  • Housing and Communities
  • Department for Digital
  • Culture
  • Media and Sport
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Water Companies: Fines
  • Project Gigabit: Voucher Schemes
  • State Retirement Pensions
  • Military Aid: Industrial Disputes
  • Youth Services: Finance

Currently held offices

  • Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Defence) (since 11 Jul 2022)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Electricity and Gas Transmission (Compensation) Bill Committee (18 Jan 2023 to 23 Jan 2023)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 15 May 2023.

1. Employment and earnings
Until 23 July 2022, Research Support, International Collaboration, University of Oxford, 5 Worcester Street, Oxford OX1 2BX.
29 June 2022, received £1,974.47. Hours: 14.8 hrs since my election. (Registered 20 July 2022)
28 July 2022, received final payment of £905.74. Hours: 3.95 hrs. (Registered 28 July 2022)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Association of Liberal Democrat Councillors
Address of donor: 2.07 Boat Shed, 16 Exchange Quay, Salford M5 3EQ
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Staffing during my campaign, value £2,075.95
Donor status: unincorporated association
(Registered 22 July 2022)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Yalta European Strategy Ltd
Address of donor: Third Floor, 95 The Promenade, Cheltenham GL50 1HH
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights and travel £1,100.32; accommodation £314.12; dinners/hospitality £450.06; total value £1,864.50
Destination of visit: Kyiv, Ukraine
Dates of visit: 8-12 September 2022
Purpose of visit: Ukraine APPG visit to attend the Yalta European Strategy Conference and meetings with Ukrainian officials and members of civil society.
(Registered 29 September 2022)

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