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 strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") 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

  • Point of Order 21 Oct 2014

    On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I seek your guidance. Last Friday, at column 591 in Hansard, I intervened on the shadow Foreign Secretary to ask him to confirm that the German Government’s coalition agreement makes specific reference to EU treaty change. He denied this, and said that there was not a single reference in that document to it. However, at page 111, the document says:...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Cross-border Treatment (England/Wales) 21 Oct 2014

    My right hon. Friend will be aware that his new website, My NHS, is providing much more openness and transparency for patients from England. To what extent does the extra information and ability to improve standards in hospitals as a result also apply to Wales?
  • The Chairman of Ways and Means took the Chair as Deputy Speaker (Standing Order No. 3) — European Union (Referendum) Bill 17 Oct 2014

    Does the shadow Foreign Secretary agree that it is always possible to win a vote if we give in? For example, on the Thatcher rebate, under Tony Blair 6 billion a year was given away with nothing in return, and guess what? Yeah, he won the vote.

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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 17 debates in the last year — 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 81.26% 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") 972 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.

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

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