Richard Drax Portrait

Richard Drax

Conservative - South Dorset

1 APPG membership (as of 29 Dec 2021)
Outdoor Learning
European Scrutiny Committee
30th Oct 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
European Scrutiny Committee
15th Jul 2015 - 3rd May 2017
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
2nd Nov 2010 - 30th Mar 2015


Select Committee Meeting
Wednesday 2nd February 2022
13:45
Division Votes
Tuesday 25th January 2022
Judicial Review and Courts Bill
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 307 Conservative No votes vs 0 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 187 Noes - 315
Speeches
Tuesday 25th January 2022
Ukraine
The diplomacy of the velvet glove must be supported by a steel fist if it is to be effective. Does …
Written Answers
Thursday 2nd November 2017
Warships
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the future is of HMS Ocean and HMS Bulwark; and if …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
None available
Tweets
None available
MP Financial Interests
Monday 26th April 2021
1. Employment and earnings
Director of Morden Estates Company Limited (unpaid after 5 April 2021), The Estate Office, Charborough Park, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 7EN; …
EDM signed
Thursday 11th April 2019
Exiting the European Union
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Exit Day) (Amendment) …
Supported Legislation
House of Commons (Precedence of Government Business) (European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018) Bill 2017-19
The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Richard Drax has voted in 342 divisions, and 16 times against the majority of their Party.

25 Mar 2021 - Coronavirus - View Vote Context
Richard Drax voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 35 Conservative No votes vs 305 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 484 Noes - 76
22 Mar 2021 - Trade Bill - View Vote Context
Richard Drax voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 29 Conservative Aye votes vs 318 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 300 Noes - 318
22 Mar 2021 - Trade Bill - View Vote Context
Richard Drax voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 26 Conservative No votes vs 318 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 319 Noes - 297
10 Feb 2021 - Public Health - View Vote Context
Richard Drax voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 24 Conservative No votes vs 327 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 526 Noes - 24
9 Feb 2021 - Trade Bill - View Vote Context
Richard Drax voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 31 Conservative No votes vs 318 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 318 Noes - 303
6 Jan 2021 - Public Health - View Vote Context
Richard Drax voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 12 Conservative No votes vs 322 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 524 Noes - 16
1 Dec 2020 - Public Health - View Vote Context
Richard Drax voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 53 Conservative No votes vs 290 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 291 Noes - 78
4 Nov 2020 - Public Health - View Vote Context
Richard Drax voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 33 Conservative No votes vs 308 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 516 Noes - 38
13 Oct 2020 - Public Health: Coronavirus Regulations - View Vote Context
Richard Drax voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 42 Conservative No votes vs 298 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 299 Noes - 82
6 Oct 2020 - Public Health - View Vote Context
Richard Drax voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 12 Conservative No votes vs 285 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 287 Noes - 17
2 Sep 2020 - Recall of MPs (Change of Party Affiliation) - View Vote Context
Richard Drax voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 41 Conservative No votes vs 47 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 55 Noes - 52
10 Mar 2020 - Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Bill - View Vote Context
Richard Drax voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 36 Conservative Aye votes vs 301 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 282 Noes - 306
30 Nov 2021 - Public Health - View Vote Context
Richard Drax voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 19 Conservative No votes vs 268 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 434 Noes - 23
14 Dec 2021 - Public Health - View Vote Context
Richard Drax voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 38 Conservative No votes vs 271 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 441 Noes - 41
14 Dec 2021 - Public Health - View Vote Context
Richard Drax voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 97 Conservative No votes vs 224 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 369 Noes - 126
14 Dec 2021 - Public Health - View Vote Context
Richard Drax voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 60 Conservative No votes vs 258 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 385 Noes - 100
View All Richard Drax Division Votes

Debates during the 2019 Parliament

Speeches made during Parliamentary debates are recorded in Hansard. For ease of browsing we have grouped debates into individual, departmental and legislative categories.

Sparring Partners
Boris Johnson (Conservative)
Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, and Minister for the Union
(17 debate interactions)
Matt Hancock (Conservative)
(12 debate interactions)
Dominic Raab (Conservative)
Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice
(10 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department of Health and Social Care
(22 debate contributions)
HM Treasury
(18 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(16 debate contributions)
Home Office
(10 debate contributions)
View All Department Debates
View all Richard Drax's debates

South Dorset Petitions

e-Petitions are administered by Parliament and allow members of the public to express support for a particular issue.

If an e-petition reaches 10,000 signatures the Government will issue a written response.

If an e-petition reaches 100,000 signatures the petition becomes eligible for a Parliamentary debate (usually Monday 4.30pm in Westminster Hall).

Petitions with highest South Dorset signature proportion
Petitions with most South Dorset signatures
Richard Drax has not participated in any petition debates

Latest EDMs signed by Richard Drax

11th April 2019
Richard Drax signed this EDM on Thursday 11th April 2019

Exiting the European Union

Tabled by: William Cash (Conservative - Stone)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Exit Day) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 859), dated 11 April 2019, a copy of which was laid before this House on 11 April 2019, be annulled.
82 signatures
(Most recent: 29 Apr 2019)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 72
Democratic Unionist Party: 7
Independent: 2
Non-affiliated: 1
9th January 2019
Richard Drax signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 9th January 2019

ADVICE ON AMENDMENTS GIVEN TO MR SPEAKER

Tabled by: David T C Davies (Conservative - Monmouth)
That this House calls on the Speaker to uphold the principle of transparency by publishing any written notes taken at the meetings he held with House of Commons officials to discuss whether to allow an amendment to be moved to the Business of the House (Section 13(1)(b) of European Union …
7 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Jan 2019)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 7
View All Richard Drax's signed Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Richard Drax, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.


Richard Drax has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Richard Drax has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

Richard Drax has not introduced any legislation before Parliament


Richard Drax has not asked any Written Questions in the current parliament