Nicholas Soames MP Mid Sussex, Conservative


Nicholas Soames

Most spoken phrases

Last updated 3rd Jun 2009

  1. Israeli settlements
  2. Northcote Road shops
  3. Dangerous dogs petition
  4. Clapham Junction tube
  5. Heathrow expansion
  6. Health services
  7. Fly tipping

This information is based on the most frequently spoken phrases by this representative.


  • Born:

  • Positions

    PPS to: John Gummer as Minister of State for Employment and Chairman of the Conservative Party 1984-86, Nicholas Ridley as Secretary of State for the Environment 1987-89; Joint Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 1992-94; Minister of State for the Armed Forces, Ministry of Defence 1994-97; Shadow Secretary of State for Defence 2003-05: Member Shadow Cabinet 2004-05.
  • Electoral history

    Contested Dumbartonshire Central 1979 general election. Member for Crawley 1983-97, for Mid Sussex 1997-2010, for Mid Sussex (revised boundary) since 6 May 2010 general election.
  • Political interests

    Defence, foreign affairs, trade and industry, aerospace, aviation, agriculture and countryside matters.
  • Party groups

    President, Conservative Middle East Council 2007-; Patron, Tory Reform Group.
  • Countries of interest

    Europe, Middle East, USA.

Election record for Mid Sussex, 05 Jun 2010

Party Percentage of votes
Conservative 50.63%
Liberal Democrat 37.4%
Labour 6.6%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Soames, Nicholas Conservative 28,329 50.63
Tierney, Serena Liberal Democrat 20,927 37.4
Boot, David Labour 3,689 6.6
Montgomery, Marc UK Independence Party 1,423 2.55
Brown, Paul Green 645 1.16
Minihane, Stuart British National Party 583 1.05
Von Thunderclap, Baron Loony 259 0.47
Majority 7,402 votes
Electorate 77,199
Turnout (55,955) 72.48%

Registered interests

Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK): Name of donor: IPGL Address of donor : Park House, 16 Finsbury Circus, London EC2M 7EB Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: tickets for my wife and I to attend the Conservative Party's Summer Party on 17 June 2009. Payment for tickets, to value of £1,600, made directly to the Conservative Party. Date of receipt of donation: 17 June 2009 Date of acceptance of donation: 17 June 2009 Donor status: Company, registration number 02011009 (Registered 16 July 2009)

Remunerated employment, office, profession etc: Senior Vice-President, MMC Group; insurance brokers.

Remunerated directorships: Aegis Defence Services Limited (non-executive).

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