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 yearDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integrationDetails
  • Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
  • Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition feesDetails

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Oliver Heald hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House: “A New Magna Carta?” — Select Committee on Political and Constitutional Reform 17 Jul 2014

    In my constituency is the village of Walkern, which was the administrative centre of William de Lanvalei, one of the 25 barons elected at Runnymede in 1215 to ensure that King John adhered to the law of the land set out in Magna Carta. The Walkern history society is doing a fantastic job this year, together with Janet Woodall and funded by the Big Lottery Fund, in celebrating that fact. Does...
  • Written Answers — Attorney-General: Confiscation Orders 17 Jul 2014

    As of 3 April 2014 the total amount of outstanding debt in confiscation orders where the CPS was the lead enforcer was 501,450,120 (excluding interest). 31.8% of this debt has been assessed as recoverable which relates to 159,416,384.
  • Written Answers — Attorney-General: Convictions 17 Jul 2014

    The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) does not maintain a central record of the number or outcome of prosecutions conducted by Crown Prosecutors or Associate Prosecutors (paralegals) in magistrates courts. To obtain details of the conviction rates for each would require a manual exercise of reviewing individual case files to be undertaken at a disproportionate cost.

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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

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 11 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 81.15% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 10 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above 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") 968 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

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

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