Liam Fox MP North Somerset, Conservative

Contact

  • Tel 020 7219 4198

  • Email:

  • Website: Liam Fox website

  • Constituency address

    71 High Street, Nailsea BS48 1AW United Kingdom
  • Parliamentary address

    House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA United Kingdom
Liam Fox

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.

Biography

  • Born:

    22/9/1961
  • Positions

    PPS to Michael Howard as Home Secretary 1993-94; Assistant Government Whip 1994-95; Government Whip 1995-96; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office 1996-97; Opposition Spokesperson for: Constitutional Affairs, Scotland and Wales 1997-99; Member Shadow Cabinet 1998-2010: Shadow Secretary of State for Health 1999-2003, Shadow Foreign Secretary 2005, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence 2005-10; Secretary of State for Defence 2010-11.
  • Electoral history

    Contested Roxburgh and Berwickshire 1987 general election. Member for Woodspring 1992-2010, for North Somerset since 6 May 2010 general election.
  • Political interests

    Health, economic policy, foreign affairs.
  • Party groups

    Chair, West of Scotland Young Conservatives 1983; National vice-chair, Scottish Young Conservatives 1983-84; Secretary, West Country Conservative Members' Committee 1992-93; Co-chair, Conservative Party 2003-05; Contested Conservative Party leadership 2005.
  • Countries of interest

    USA.

Election record for North Somerset, 05 Jun 2010

Party Percentage of votes
Conservative 49.18%
Liberal Democrat 35.64%
Labour 11.11%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Fox, Liam Conservative 28,549 49.18
Mathew, Brian Liberal Democrat 20,687 35.64
Parry-Hearn, Steven Labour 6,448 11.11
Taylor, Sue UK Independence Party 2,257 3.89
Majority 7,862 votes
Electorate 77,306
Turnout (58,051) 75.09%

Registered interests

Registrable shareholdings: Arrest Ltd.

Overseas visits: 28 May-1 June 2008, to Singapore, as part of an invitation to the International Institute for Strategic Studies 2008 Shangri-la Dialogue in my capacity as Shadow Defence Secretary. My flights and accommodation in Singapore were paid for by the IISS. (Registered 17 June 2008) 18-23 June 2008, to New York, USA, to attend and speak at a dinner and reception for the Jewish Institute for National Affairs (JINSA) in my capacity as Shadow Secretary of State for Defence. My return business class airfare from London to New York and one night's accommodation were met by JINSA. (Registered 3 July 2008) 19-22 June 2008, to Colorado, USA, to attend and speak at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) World Forum in my capacity as Shadow Secretary of State for Defence. My return flights from New York to Vail, Colorado were provided by Brevan Howard Asset Management. My accommodation, ground transportation and meals were paid for by the AEI. (Registered 3 July 2008) 27 July-4 August 2008, to Washington DC and Chicago in my capacity as Shadow Defence Secretary, to attend the Atlantic Bridge 2008 Transatlantic Leadership Exchange and to attend and speak at the 35th Annual American Legislative Exchange Council meeting. My return transatlantic flights were paid for by the Atlantic Bridge. My accommodation in Washington, internal flight to Chicago, accommodation in Chicago and conference expenses were paid for by the American Legislative Exchange Co 14-17 October 2008, to New York to attend the US Presidential Debate as Shadow Secretary of State for Defence. My outbound flight to New York was provided by Mr Michael Hintze of the CQS Group. (I met my own return flight and accommodation costs in New York.) (Registered 14 November 2008) 7-10 December 2008, to Israel, to attend and speak at The Adelson Institute for Strategic Studies Conference on Counterinsurgency as Shadow Defence Secretary. My return business class flights and two nights' accommodation in Tel Aviv were paid for by the conference organisers. (Registered 18 December 2008) 11-14 March 2009, to Sri Lanka in my capacity as Shadow Defence Secretary for a fact-finding visit at the invitation of the Government of Sri Lanka. My flights from London to Colombo, Colombo to Dubai (for non-registrable visit) and my accommodation costs in Colombo were paid for by the Sri Lankan Government. (Registered 23 March 2009) 25-31 May 2009, to Hong Kong and Singapore, as part of an invitation to the International Institute for Strategic Studies 2009 Shangri-la Dialogue in my capacity as Shadow Defence Secretary. I paid for my own flights and accommodation in Hong Kong and Singapore. I received a flight upgrade on my outbound flight to Hong Kong from Cathay Pacific Airlines and a hotel room upgrade in Hong Kong and Singapore from The Mandarin Oriental Hotel. (Registered 5 June 2009)

Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK): In my capacity as Shadow Foreign Secretary (2005-06) and Shadow Defence Secretary (from January 2006), I have received upgrades from Virgin Atlantic on some flights connected with overseas visits for which I have met my own flight and accommodation costs. (The details of these overseas visits have been provided to the office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.) I receive honorary membership of the Carlton Club. (Registered 10 November 2008) 26-27 January 2009, to Warton in Lancashire, to visit BAe Systems for a tour of facilities and briefing meetings as Shadow Secretary of State for Defence. My return flights from London to Warton and one night's accommodation were provided by BAe Systems. (Registered 10 February 2009) My wife and I received tickets for the 'Black and White Party' on 4 February 2009, paid for by Mr James Reuben. (Registered 3 March 2009)

Sponsorship or financial or material support: Contributions to staffing and running of private office from: Mr Jon Moulton, Managing Partner of Alchemy Partners LLP. Mr Mark Bathgate, on behalf of Tweeddale Advisors Ltd, Edinburgh. (Registered 31 March 2009) Donation from Mr Jon Moulton in May 2006. (Registered 1 April 2009) Name of donor: Mr Stanley Fink, of Middlesex Address of donor: private Address of donor: private Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,500 Date of receipt: 17 July 2009 Date of acceptance: 17 July 2009 Donor status: individual (Registered 17 July 2009) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 Date of receipt: 14 July 2009 Date of acceptance: 14 July 2009 Donor status: individual (Registered 17 July 2009) Name of donor: Mr Alan Howard

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