David Amess Portrait

David Amess

Conservative - Southend West


Oral Question
Thursday 22nd April 2021
10:10
None
Oral Question No. 21
What financial support has been provided to churches during the pandemic?
Division Votes
Thursday 15th April 2021
Domestic Abuse Bill
voted Aye - in line with the party majority
One of 352 Conservative Aye votes vs 2 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 360 Noes - 221
Speeches
Thursday 15th April 2021
Business of the House

I join others in offering my deepest sympathy to members of the royal family on their great loss and to …

Written Answers
Thursday 15th April 2021
Universities: Coronavirus
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, from what date university students will be able to return to campus …
Early Day Motions
Monday 30th November 2020
Effect of night flights on residential areas
That this House recognises that night flights taking off and landing at airports in highly residential areas are having a …
Bills
Wednesday 10th March 2021
Pig Husbandry (Farrowing) Bill 2019-21
A Bill to prohibit the use of farrowing crates in pig farming; and for connected purposes.
MP Financial Interests
Monday 30th March 2020
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar
Address of donor: Qatar Embassy, 1 South Audley St, London W1K 1NB …
EDM signed
Wednesday 14th April 2021
100 years of the National Pharmacy Association
That this House congratulates the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) as it celebrates 100 years of serving community pharmacies in the …
Supported Legislation
Tuesday 5th September 2017
Hospital (Parking Charges and Business Rates) 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, David Amess has voted in 228 divisions, and 13 times against the majority of their Party.

22 Mar 2021 - Trade Bill - View Vote Context
David Amess 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
David Amess 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
22 Mar 2021 - Fire Safety Bill - View Vote Context
David Amess voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 33 Conservative No votes vs 320 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 322 Noes - 253
9 Feb 2021 - Trade Bill - View Vote Context
David Amess 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
19 Jan 2021 - Trade Bill - View Vote Context
David Amess voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 34 Conservative No votes vs 319 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 319 Noes - 308
4 Nov 2020 - Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - View Vote Context
David Amess voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 4 Conservative No votes vs 330 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 333 Noes - 264
19 Oct 2020 - Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - View Vote Context
David Amess voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 6 Conservative No votes vs 324 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 327 Noes - 264
13 Oct 2020 - Public Health: Coronavirus Regulations - View Vote Context
David Amess 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
1 Jul 2020 - Finance Bill - View Vote Context
David Amess voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 12 Conservative Aye votes vs 316 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 254 Noes - 317
30 Jun 2020 - Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - View Vote Context
David Amess voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 5 Conservative Aye votes vs 331 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 255 Noes - 332
24 Jun 2020 - Demonstrations (Abortion Clinics) - View Vote Context
David Amess voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 43 Conservative No votes vs 56 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 213 Noes - 47
17 Jun 2020 - Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill [Lords] - View Vote Context
David Amess voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 23 Conservative Aye votes vs 283 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 31 Noes - 400
8 Jun 2020 - Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill [Lords] - View Vote Context
David Amess voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 12 Conservative No votes vs 207 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 231 Noes - 16
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Debate information

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Sparring Partners
Andrea Leadsom (Conservative) (94 debate interactions) View debates with Andrea Leadsom Jacob Rees-Mogg (Conservative) Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons (48 debate interactions) View debates with Jacob Rees-Mogg Chris Grayling (Conservative) (39 debate interactions) View debates with Chris Grayling View All MP Sparring Partners

Significant Southend West Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
343,400
c. 3,653 added daily
684,507
(Estimated)

Do not rollout Covid-19 vaccine passports

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 3 Mar 2021 Debated on - 15 Mar 2021 View Sir David Amess's petition debate contributions
20 Jul 2021
closes in 3 months

We want the Government to commit to not rolling out any e-vaccination status/immunity passport to the British public. Such passports could be used to restrict the rights of people who have refused a Covid-19 vaccine, which would be unacceptable.

508,776
c. 2,734 added daily
515,248
(Estimated)

Prioritise teachers, school and childcare staff for Covid-19 vaccination

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 23 Feb 2021 Debated on - 11 Jan 2021 View Sir David Amess's petition debate contributions
20 Apr 2021
closes in 2 days, 8 hours

Advice from the JCVI on the priority groups for a Covid-19 vaccine does not include school/childcare workers. This petition calls for these workers, who cannot distance or use PPE, to be kept safe at work by being put on the vaccine priority list when such a list is adopted into government policy.

171,010
Petition Closed

Scrap removal of free transport for under-18s from TfL bailout

Gov Responded - 10 Aug 2020 Debated on - 30 Nov 2020 View Sir David Amess's petition debate contributions
21 Jan 2021
closed 2 months, 3 weeks ago

To not decide to scrap free travel for those who are under 18. As a teenager who has relied so much on free travel, it has allowed for me to go to school without the worry of an extra expense and explore around the beautiful city of London also. Destroying free travel would hurt so many of us.

143,635
Petition Closed

Make pet theft crime a specific offence with custodial sentences.

Gov Responded - 31 Mar 2020 Debated on - 19 Oct 2020 View Sir David Amess's petition debate contributions
4 Sep 2020
closed 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Pet Theft Reform 2020: Revise the sentencing guidelines in the Theft Act 1968 to reclassify pet theft as a specific crime. Ensure that monetary value is irrelevant for the categorisation of dog and cat theft crime for sentencing purposes. Recognise pet theft as a category 2 offence or above.

126,440
Petition Closed

Take action to stop illegal immigration and rapidly remove illegal immigrants

Gov Responded - 8 Oct 2020 Debated on - 19 Oct 2020 View Sir David Amess's petition debate contributions
8 Jan 2021
closed 3 months, 1 week ago

Illegal immigrants are entering the UK in many different ways, including small boats from France which are not stopped by either French or British forces.

107,436
Petition Closed

Extend the transition; delay negotiations until after the coronavirus outbreak

Gov Responded - 9 Apr 2020 Debated on - 5 Oct 2020 View Sir David Amess's petition debate contributions
10 Sep 2020
closed 7 months, 1 week ago

The government should consider delaying negotiations so they can concentrate on the coronavirus situation and reduce travel of both EU and UK negotiators. This would necessitate extending the transition period; as there can only be a one off extension, this should be for two years.

100,752
Petition Closed

End the export of live farm animals after Brexit.

Gov Responded - 16 Oct 2017 Debated on - 26 Feb 2018 View Sir David Amess's petition debate contributions
19 Mar 2018
closed 3 years ago

The transport of live animals exported from the UK causes immense suffering. This trade is governed by EU law, not the UK Government.

The Government should plan legislation to ban the export of live farm animals in favour of a carcass only trade and introduce this as soon as we leave the EU.

145,118
Petition Closed

Hold a referendum on the final Brexit deal

Gov Responded - 28 Sep 2017 Debated on - 11 Dec 2017 View Sir David Amess's petition debate contributions
12 Mar 2018
closed 3 years, 1 month ago

We, the undersigned, call upon HM Government to give the people of this country the final say on the Brexit deal negotiated by the UK and EU. This would be done through a referendum that would take place prior to the April 2019 exit date.

14,438
Petition Closed

No referendum on the final deal for the UK to remain in the European Union.

Gov Responded - 17 Oct 2017 Debated on - 11 Dec 2017 View Sir David Amess's petition debate contributions
15 Mar 2018
closed 3 years, 1 month ago

We, the undersigned, herby call upon HM government to dismiss calls for a referendum on the final deal as the British people were asked an important question on the 23rd June last year, the choices were abundantly clear, remain or leave the European Union and leave won a decisive vote.


Most recent EDMs signed by David Amess

Date Tabled Title Signatures
12 Apr 2021
David Amess signed this EDM on Wednesday 14th April 2021

100 years of the National Pharmacy Association

Tabled by: Lisa Cameron (Scottish National Party - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow)
That this House congratulates the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) as it celebrates 100 years of serving community pharmacies in the UK; notes that the NPA has helped its members through enormous change, including the formation of the NHS in 1948, the overhaul of medicines regulations in 1968, the massive expansion …
12 signatures
(Most recent: 15 Apr 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 4
Labour: 3
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Liberal Democrat: 1
Conservative: 1
Green Party: 1
22 Mar 2021
David Amess signed this EDM as a sponsor on Thursday 25th March 2021

Celebration of the 75th Anniversary of The Indomitables' 1946 British Lions Rugby League tour of Australia and New Zealand

Tabled by: Judith Cummins (Labour - Bradford South)
That this House celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the The Indomitables' 1946 British Lions Rugby League tour of Australia and New Zealand, where that team won the Ashes against Australia scoring 2 to 0 in the first major sporting series played abroad by a British side in any sport after …
5 signatures
(Most recent: 25 Mar 2021)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Conservative: 1
View All David Amess's signed Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

David Amess has not been granted any Urgent Questions in the current sitting

David Amess has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

8 Bills introduced by David Amess


A Bill to make provision about the registration of driving instructors.

This Bill received Royal Assent on Thursday 12th May 2016 and was enacted into law.


A Bill to make provision for an offence in respect of specialist printing equipment and related materials; and for connected purposes.

This Bill received Royal Assent on Thursday 26th March 2015 and was enacted into law.


The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to require the Secretary of State to ensure that domestic properties have a minimum energy performance rating of C on an Energy Performance Certificate; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 15th June 2018
(Read Debate)

A Bill to prohibit the use of farrowing crates in pig farming; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Wednesday 10th March 2021
(Read Debate)

A Bill to require the Secretary of State to ensure that domestic properties have a minimum energy performance rating of C on an Energy Performance Certificate; to give the Secretary of State powers to require persons to take action in pursuance of that duty; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Tuesday 14th July 2020

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to make provision about low carbon domestic heating systems.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 23rd July 2019
Next Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Date TBA

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to require the Secretary of State to ensure that domestic properties have a minimum energy performance rating of C on an Energy Performance Certificate; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Thursday 28th March 2019

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 20th July 2010

615 Written Questions

(View all 615 questions)
Dementia: Social Services Nutrition: Health Education Nutrition Nutrition Obesity Epilepsy: Health Services Food: Labelling Coronavirus: Steroid Drugs Coronavirus: Steroid Drugs Pregnancy: Epilepsy Pregnancy: Epilepsy Epilepsy Influenza Influenza Influenza Liver Diseases Liver Diseases Abortion: Drugs Abortion: Drugs Coronavirus: Southend Coronavirus: Manchester University Abortion: Drugs Midwives: Coronavirus NHS Trusts: Maternity Services Learning Disability: Coronavirus Coronavirus: Death Infant Foods: Coronavirus Pharmacy Cancer: Diagnosis Mechanical Thrombectomy Abortion Abortion Abortion Pupils: Contraception Pupils: Contraception Pupils: Contraceptives Pupils: Contraception Pupils: Contraception Mechanical Thrombectomy Mechanical Thrombectomy Asthma: Prescriptions Asthma: Prescriptions Animal Experiments Ankylosing Spondylitis Drugs: Innovation Drugs: Innovation Nutrition Malnutrition: Death Whittington Hospital Drugs: Prices Medical Records Health Services and Science Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency Vitamin D Food: Labelling Food: Labelling Food: Labelling Medical Treatments: Innovation Medical Treatments: Innovation Cervical Cancer: Screening Hepatitis: Diagnosis Breast Cancer Hepatitis: Vaccination Hepatitis: Vaccination Hepatitis: Vaccination Hepatitis: Vaccination Cervical Cancer: Screening Children: Incontinence Children: Incontinence Blood: Contamination Blood: Contamination Blood: Contamination Giant Cell Arteritis Giant Cell Arteritis Giant Cell Arteritis Respiratory Syncytial Virus: Babies Cervical Cancer: Screening Cervical Cancer: Screening Cervical Cancer: Screening Musculoskeletal Disorders Musculoskeletal Disorders Musculoskeletal Disorders Musculoskeletal Disorders Musculoskeletal Disorders Mental Health Services: Finance Mental Health Services: Finance Mental Health Services: Finance Screening: Prisoners Screening: Prisoners Arthritis Rheumatology Arthritis Arthritis Out-patients: Databases Arthritis Rheumatology Arthritis In Vitro Fertilisation Bowel Cancer: Drugs Bowel Cancer Cancer: Drugs General Practitioners: Working Hours General Practitioners: Working Hours Accident and Emergency Departments Health Services: Social Enterprises Cervical Cancer: Screening Cervical Cancer: Screening Cervical Cancer: Screening Cervical Cancer: Young People Medical Treatments: Technology Specialised Commissioning Oversight Group Medical Treatments: Technology Medical Treatments: Technology Medical Treatments Medical Treatments: Innovation Hepatitis Hepatitis Hepatitis Obesity: Surgery Obesity: Medical Treatments Vaccination: Babies Respiratory System: Diseases Prisoners: Naloxone Arthritis Arthritis: Drugs Prisons: Drugs Hives Hives Hives Macular Degeneration Eyesight: Screening Glaucoma Diabetes: Visual Impairment Eyesight: Screening Macular Degeneration Eyesight: Medical Treatments Eyesight: Health Services Medical Treatments: Finance Medical Treatments: Finance Ophthalmic Services Nurses: Pay Southend University 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Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: Training Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: Complaints Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: Locums Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: Complaints Southend University Hospital: Accident and Emergency Departments Hepatitis: Health Services Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: Management South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust: Management Hepatitis: Drugs Cancer: Drugs Cataracts Eyes: Health Cataracts Cataracts Diabetes Diabetes Diabetes Southend University Hospital Southend University Hospital Southend University Hospital Southend University Hospital Southend University Hospital Southend University Hospital Southend University Hospital Southend University Hospital Southend University Hospital Hospitals: Essex Accident and Emergency Departments: Essex Southend University Hospital Southend University Hospital Southend University Hospital Hospitals: Staff NHS: 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Probation: Essex Essex Community Rehabilitation Company Essex Community Rehabilitation Company Probation Driving Offences Abortion None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None None Remittances Directors: Coronavirus Employment: Government Assistance Treasury: Correspondence Self-employed: Coronavirus Primary Health Care: Non-domestic Rates Revenue and Customs: Payments Press and Publications: VAT Publications: VAT Publications: VAT Electronic Publishing: VAT Food: Consumption Social Security Benefits Married People: Tax Allowances Apprentices: Taxation Apprentices: Taxation Apprentices: Taxation Economic Growth Stamp Duty Land Tax: EU Law Gaming Machines: Tax Yields Revenue and Customs: ICT Revenue and Customs: ICT Revenue and Customs: ICT Revenue and Customs: ICT Motor Vehicles: Insurance Insurance Insurance Insurance Motor Vehicles: Insurance Motor Vehicles: Insurance Motor Vehicles: Insurance Motor Vehicles: Insurance Motor Vehicles: 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