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 raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted moderately against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Source
  • Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
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Oliver Heald hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Nature: House of Commons Commission Bill 24 Feb 2015

    Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that it depends to some extent what portfolios are given to the other two as to whether one would want to see these as paid positions? If, for example, one of those posts was to play an important role on the restoration and renewal project or to play a very active role with visitors to the House, it could be an onerous position that might require that.
  • Nature: House of Commons Commission Bill 24 Feb 2015

    I start by repeating my thanks to the Leader of the House for finding time to bring this short Bill before the House. I know it is never easy at this point in the parliamentary cycle, but it is important that the newly composed Commission proposed by the Governance Committee can start work immediately after the general election, and the Bill will enable that to happen. We will have a new...
  • Nature: House of Commons Commission Bill 24 Feb 2015

    I thank the Leader of the House for finding the time to make this modest change. Can he update the House on whether it will be possible to have the Clerk and Director General in place at the beginning of the new Parliament so that these provisions can take effect immediately?

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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, Committee of Selection (26 Oct 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (11 Jun 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (22 Oct 2007 to 29 Oct 2012)
  • 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 Secretary of State (10 May 2005 to 3 Jul 2007)
  • 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)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (Justice) (15 Jun 2004 to 3 Jul 2007)
  • 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)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons (9 Dec 2003 to 13 Jul 2005)
  • Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (1 Jun 2003 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • Shadow Cabinet Minister (Work and Pensions) (1 Jun 2002 to 1 Jun 2003)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Health) (1 Jun 2001 to 1 Jun 2002)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs) (1 Jun 2000 to 1 Jun 2001)
  • Member, Administration Committee (22 Jun 1998 to 21 Feb 2000)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jun 1997 to 1 Jun 2000)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Social Security) (6 Jul 1995 to 2 May 1997)
  • Member, Employment (27 Apr 1992 to 31 Oct 1994)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 42 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 30 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 81.36% 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") 996 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 23 Feb 2015.

11. Miscellaneous
Barrister, not currently in private practice. (Updated 14 November 2012)

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