Oliver Heald

North East Hertfordshire Conservative

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How Oliver Heald voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted moderately against removing hereditary peers from the House of LordsDetails
  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
  • 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 for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails

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Oliver Heald hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Attorney-General: Crimes of Violence 9 Apr 2014

    The following table shows, for the CPS in London, the average number of calendar days which have elapsed since the first decision was sought by the police to the date in which the last decision made was to charge. The records held by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) do not identify the number of cases referred to it for advice, by the alleged offence(s).   Average time to a...
  • Written Answers — Attorney-General: Homicide 9 Apr 2014

    The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) will consider whether there is any new evidence or information within the coroner's proceedings which may have an impact upon any previous CPS decision not to bring criminal charges against an individual(s) or organisation following a conclusion of unlawful killing at an inquest or public inquiry. Where it is found that a further investigation will need to...
  • Written Answers — Attorney-General: Police: Offenders 9 Apr 2014

    The records held by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) do not identify the number of cases referred to it for advice by the Independent Police Complaints Commission. Such information could be obtained only through a manual search of records which would incur disproportionate cost.

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Conservative MP for North East Hertfordshire


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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, 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 8 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 80.57% 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.
  • 79 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Oliver Heald’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 954 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 2014.

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

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