Monday, 14 December 2015

21 MP's that attend Arms Manufacturers Dinner vote to bomb Syria

The below 43 MPs all attended a dinner as guests of various Arms Manufacturer companies. £250 a head, yes you heard right. Quite what you get on your plate for £250 a head Im not sure and I doubt I ever will be in a position to find out.

I thought it would be interesting to check up on the companies, just to see if any of these MPs have any links to them listed in the MPs register of members financial interests and also to check which ones voted for Bombing Syria.

This is a work in progress but as you can see 21 out of the 43 MPs who attended the Arms manufacturer dinner, voted for bombing in Syria. Only 6 voted against (I wonder if they'll be invited next year?)

f ~ at the start designates voted for (21)
a ~ at the start designates voted against (6)
ab ~  at the start designates abstained (0)
dnv ~  at the start designates did not vote (0)
nmp ~ at the start designates no longer MP (14)
l ~ at the start designates a Lord not MP (2)

Parliamentarians listed on the final guest list for the ADS Annual Defence Dinner, 3 February 2015

MP,                        Party,                    Constituency,    ADS, dinner:, guest, of....

nmp ~ James Arbuthnot, Conservative, North East Hampshire, Guest of BAE

f ~ Margaret Beckett, Labour, Derby, South, Guest of Rolls Royce

nmp ~ Gordon Birtwistle, Liberal Democrat, Burnley, Guest of SAFRAN

f ~ Nicola Blackwood, Conservative, Oxford, West, and, Abingdon, Guest of ADS

nmp ~ Vince Cable, Liberal Democrat, Twickenham, Guest of ADS and a speaker

f ~ Alun Cairns, Conservative, Vale, of, Glamorgan, Guest of Raytheon

f ~ Neil Carmichael, Conservative, Stroud, Guest of ADS

f ~ Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat, Sheffield Hallam, Special Adviser, Alex Dziedzan, attended as guest of Raytheon

f ~ Vernon Coaker, Labour, Gedling, Guest of ADS,

nmp ~ Brian Donohoe, Labour, Central Ayrshire, Guest of Airbus

nmp ~ Gemma Doyle, Labour, West Dunbartonshire, Guest of BAE

f ~ Philip Dunne, Conservative, Ludlow, Guest of ADS, plus, Private, Secretary, Tom, Burden

f ~ Tobias Ellwood, Conservative, Bournemouth, East, Guest of Cobham

f ~ Graham Evans, Conservative, Weaver, Vale, Guest of ADS

f ~ Mark Francois, Conservative, Rayleigh, and, Wickford, Guest of BAE

f ~ Mark Garnier, Conservative, Wyre, Forest, Guest of Airbus

f ~ Robert Goodwill, Conservative, Scarborough, and, Whitby, Guest of ADS

f ~ James Gray, Conservative, North, Wiltshire, Guest of ADS

nmp ~ Nick Harvey, Liberal Democrat, North Devon, Guest of Cobham

f ~ Gerald Howarth, Conservative, Aldershot, Guest of Farnborough International

f ~ Kevan Jones, Labour, North, Durham, Guest of Marshall ADG

a ~ Ivan Lewis, Labour, Bury, South, Guest, of, Bombardier, w, ith, assistant, Heather, Vernon

a ~ Julian Lewis, Conservative, New, Forest, East, Guest of Airbus

a ~ Ian C. Lucas, Labour, Wrexham, Guest of Finmeccanica

nmp ~ Peter Luff, Conservative, Mid Worcestershire, Guest of Northrop Grumman

nmp ~ Mary Macleod, Conservative, Brentford and Isleworth, Guest of Raytheon

f ~ Jason McCartney, Conservative, Colne Valley, Guest of ADS

nmp ~ Andrew Miller, Labour, Ellesmere Port and Neston, Guest of SAFRAN

a ~ Madeleine Moon, Labour, Bridgend, Guest of Finmeccanica

nmp ~ Michael Moore, Liberal Democrat, Berwickshire Roxburgh and Selkirk, Guest of Selex ES

f ~ Penny Mordaunt, Conservative, Portsmouth, North, Guest of BAE, Systems, Maritime, Services

l ~ Lilian Neville-Jones, Conservative, Lords, Guest of ADS

a ~ Chi Onwurah, Labour, New, castle, upon, Tyne, Central, Guest of ADS

nmp ~ Andrew Robathan, Conservative, South Leicestershire, Guest of Atkins

f ~ Laurence Robertson, Conservative, Tew, kesbury, Guest of SAFRAN

nmp ~ Alison Seabeck, Labour, Plymouth, Moor View, Guest of Babcock

a ~ Owen Smith, Labour, Pontypridd, Guest of Airbus

l ~ Clive Soley, Labour, Lords, Guest of ADS

f ~ John Spellar, Labour, Warley, Guest of GKN

nmp ~ Mike Thornton, Liberal Democrat, Eastleigh, Guest of Eaton Aerospace

nmp ~ Paul Uppal, Conservative, Wolverhampton, South West, Guest of ADS

f ~ Heather Wheeler, Conservative, South Derbyshire, Guest of ADS

f ~ John Woodcock, Labour, Barrow and Furness


Automotive industry company
GKN plc is a British multinational automotive and aerospace components company headquartered in Redditch, Worcestershire. Wikipedia
Founded: 1902

BAE Systems
Aerospace company
BAE Systems plc is a British multinational defence, security and aerospace company headquartered in London in the United Kingdom and with operations worldwide. Wikipedia
Founded: November 30, 1999

Aircraft engineering company
Safran S.A. is a French multinational aircraft engine, rocket engine, aerospace-component, and security company. Wikipedia
Founded: May 11, 2005

Defense contractor company
The Raytheon Company is a major American defense contractor and industrial corporation with core manufacturing concentrations in weapons and military and commercial electronics. Wikipedia

Airbus Group
Aerospace company
Airbus Group SE is a European multinational aerospace and defence corporation. Seated in Toulouse, France, the group consists of the three business divisions Airbus, Airbus Defence and Space, and Airbus Helicopters. Wikipedia
Founded: July 10, 2000

Rolls-Royce Holdings
Energy company
Rolls-Royce Holdings plc is a British multinational public holding company that, through its various subsidiaries, designs, manufactures and distributes power systems for aviation and other industries. Wikipedia

Cobham plc
Manufacturing company
Cobham plc is a British manufacturing company based in Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. Wikipedia
Founded: 1934

Bombardier Inc.
Bombardier Inc. is a Canadian multinational aerospace and transportation company, founded by Joseph-Armand Bombardier as L'Auto-Neige Bombardier Limitée on January 29, 1942, at Valcourt in the Eastern Townships, Quebec. Wikipedia

Babcock International
Babcock International Group plc is a multinational corporation headquartered in the United Kingdom, which specialises in support services managing complex assets and infrastructure in safety- and mission-critical environments. Wikipedia
Founded: 1891

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