Oliver Heald

MP, North East Hertfordshire

North East Hertfordshire Conservative

Oliver Heald’s voting in Parliament

Oliver Heald is a Conservative MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

This is a selection of Oliver Heald’s votes.

  • Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Generally voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Almost always voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Consistently voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Oliver Heald’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Oliver Heald’s full vote analysis page for more.

Oliver Heald never rebelled against their party in this parliament

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Conservative MP for North East Hertfordshire

Entered the 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

  • Member, House of Commons Governance Committee (16 Oct 2014 to 17 Dec 2014)
  • 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 Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 12 Dec 2012)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (26 Oct 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (22 Oct 2007 to 29 Oct 2012)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (10 May 2005 to 3 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (Justice) (15 Jun 2004 to 3 Jul 2007)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (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 Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 31 Oct 1994)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 49 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 55 written questions in the last year — above 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 89.04% 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.
  • 80 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Oliver Heald’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1006 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 28 Sep 2015.

1. Employment and earnings
From 1 June 2015, until further notice, strategic adviser for Weightmans LLP, Peat House, 1 Waterloo Way, Leicester LE1 6LP. I expect to receive £15,000 a year in return for 60 hours' work. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 04 June 2015)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Royston Conservative Club
Address of donor: Kneesworth St, Royston, SG8 5AA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000 (Updated 13 July 2015)

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 04 June 2015)
Name of donor: Martin Lewis
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: use of a people carrier car from 17 April to 7 May; value £4,800 (Updated 13 July 2015)

Donor status: individual

(Registered 04 June 2015)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Christine Heald, as Office Manager.

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