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 a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted very strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
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Oliver Heald hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Post Office Mediation Scheme — [Nadine Dorries in the Chair] 17 Dec 2014

    The conundrum that one of my constituents had is slightly different. She was prosecuted and found guilty. Her claim is that that was totally unfair and wrong, but she put into the scheme too late for the deadline. Now, of course, she is being offered a review by the Post Office, but she is not very confident that it will do a thorough review. Does my right hon. Friend have any thoughts on...
  • Post Office Mediation Scheme — [Nadine Dorries in the Chair] 17 Dec 2014

    If there are problems with the software, or if the system is vulnerable to hacking of the sort that my right hon. Friend described, surely the Post Office would have taken steps to improve the software and/or make sure that it was more difficult to hack its system? Is there any evidence that it took such action, and if it did is that not in itself an admission that the system was vulnerable...
  • Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day]: Housing Benefit (Abolition of Social Sector Size Criteria) 17 Dec 2014

    The Minister is making a point about employment and people moving into work. Is not the end of dependency a huge social change? Each one of those people has been helped by this Government.

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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 30 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 20 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 81.42% 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") 979 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Dec 2014.

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