Hugo Swire MP East Devon, Conservative, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office


  • Tel 020 7219 8173

  • Fax 020 7219 1895

  • Email:

  • Website: Hugo Swire website

  • Constituency address

    9c Mill Road Industrial Estate, White Cross Road, Exeter EX5 1EL United Kingdom
  • Parliamentary address

    House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA United Kingdom
Hugo Swire

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 Theresa May as chairman of the Conservative Party 2003; Opposition Whip 2003-04; Shadow Minister for the Arts 2004-05; Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport 2005-07; Chair, Speakers' Advisory Committee on Works of Art 2005-10; Minister of State: Northern Ireland Office 2010-12, Foreign and Commonwealth Office 2012-.
  • Electoral history

    Contested Greenock and Inverclyde 1997 general election. Member for East Devon 2001-10, for East Devon (revised boundary) since 6 May 2010 general election.
  • Political interests

    Defence, foreign affairs, culture, pensioners.
  • Countries of interest

    Bosnia, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Slovenia, United Arab Emirates.

Election record for East Devon, 05 Jun 2010

Party Percentage of votes
Conservative 48.13%
Liberal Democrat 31.04%
Labour 10.73%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Swire, Hugo Conservative 25,662 48.13
Robathan, Paull Liberal Democrat 16,548 31.04
Manson, Gareth Labour 5,721 10.73
Amor, Mike UK Independence Party 4,346 8.16
Pavey, Sharon Green 815 1.53
Majority 9,114 votes
Electorate 73,109
Turnout (53,322) 72.93%

Registered interests

Overseas visits: 8-19 September 2008, to Israel, the Occupied Palestinian territories, Lebanon, with the Conservative Middle East Council, to make visits, receive briefings on the region and meet Government ministers, parliamentarians and others. Flight from London to Tel Aviv and flight from Beirut to London and accommodation and travel within Israel and Palestine funded by the Conservative Middle East Council. I was accompanied by my wife. (Registered 27October 2008) 14-19 November 2008, to the United Arab Emirates, with all-party delegation to meet Government representatives, as guest of the Government of the UAE who met the cost of flights, accommodation and food. (Registered 18 December 2008) 24-28 January 2009, to Lebanon (Beirut), to attend seminar and meetings as guest of Conflicts Forum. The costs of flights, accommodation and food were met by Conflicts Forum. (Registered 12 February 2009) 22-26 February 2009, to Israel, Gaza and the West Bank, with the Conservative Middle East Council, to increase understanding of Arab-Israel conflict. Flights, accommodation and travel funded by the Conservative Middle East Council. (Registered 31 March 2009)

Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK): My wife and I received tickets for the Conservative Party's 'Black and White Party' on 4 February 2009, paid for by IPGL Ltd. (Registered 10 March 2009)

Remunerated directorships: Chairman (non-executive) of Photo-Me International Plc. Symphony Environmental Technologies Plc (non-executive).

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