Oliver Heald

MP, North East Hertfordshire

North East Hertfordshire Conservative

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How Oliver Heald voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Source
  • Voted very strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Source
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Oliver Heald hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • House of Commons Governance 22 Jan 2015

    I had only just heard the news when the right hon. Gentleman delivered it. Let me say for my part that Leon Brittan gave me a great deal of advice and support when I was first embarking on a political career. He was a very kind man, and he gave me so much support. I echo the sentiments expressed by the right hon. Gentleman.
  • House of Commons Governance 22 Jan 2015

    The hon. Member for Wallasey (Ms Eagle) talked of the pace of change over the years. She and I used to sit on the Select Committee on Employment in the early 1990s, when Committees were not supported to the extent they are now. As has been observed by others, there has been massive change over that period. This report has presented an opportunity to look at our arrangements, many years since...
  • House of Commons Governance 22 Jan 2015

    I very much agree. We use the words “overall responsibility” several times in the job specification for the director general, to show that autonomy. I support the conclusion that the Clerk should remain the senior official of the House of Commons, with the authority that that involves, but that a director general should bring the skills we have just discussed to that important...

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Conservative MP for North East Hertfordshire

Entered House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

Also represented Hertfordshire North


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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Constitutional Affairs
  • Work and Pensions
  • Duchy of Lancaster
  • Cabinet Office
  • Mental Health
  • Departmental Internet
  • Departments: Manpower
  • Departmental Consultants
  • Departmental Information Officers

Currently held offices

  • Member, House of Commons Governance Committee

Other offices held in the past

  • The Solicitor-General (6 Sep 2012 to 15 Jul 2014)
  • Member, Draft House of Lords Reform Bill (Joint Committee) (23 Jun 2011 to 26 Mar 2012)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (26 Oct 2010 to 15 Oct 2012)
  • Member, Standards and Privileges (26 Jul 2010 to 12 Dec 2012)
  • Member, Selection Committee (27 Oct 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (11 Jun 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs & Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (Assisted By Shadow Solicitor General), Constitutional Affairs (16 Dec 2005 to 6 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs, Constitutional Affairs (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
  • Shadow Leader of the House of Commons & Shadow Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs, Leader of the House of Commons (17 Mar 2005 to 20 May 2005)
  • Shadow Leader of the House (And Shadow Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs), Parliament (9 Sep 2004 to 17 Mar 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs, Home Affairs (9 Sep 2004 to 17 Mar 2005)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Shadow Leader of the House, Parliament (10 May 2004 to 9 Sep 2004)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 36 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 24 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 81.30% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 10 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 983 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jan 2015.

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