How Eleanor Laing voted since 2001
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Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions Source
Voted moderately for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
Voted strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
Voted moderately for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
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Eleanor Laing hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
Order. Before the hon. Lady addresses any further points. She may have been able to count, but she has now spoken for 12 minutes. I trusted her to speak for 10 minutes, so I trust that she is going to wind up very soon.
Order. I appreciate that there is a feeling the House is not very busy and that the whole afternoon and evening stretches before us, but another debate is scheduled to take place after this one. If everyone follows the example of the hon. Member for Birmingham, Yardley (John Hemming) and speaks for approximately 10 minutes, all Members who have indicated that they wish to speak will have the...
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Conservative MP for Epping Forest
Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
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Topics of interest
- Education and Skills
- Home Department
- Communities and Local Government
- Departmental Freedom of Information
- Departmental Databases
- Departmental Data Protection
- Electronic Voting
- Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse
Currently held offices
- Member, Panel of Chairs
- First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means
- Member, Parliamentary Privilege (Joint Committee)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (28 Jan 2013 to 6 Jan 2014)
- Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (12 Nov 2012 to 22 Nov 2013)
- Member, Draft House of Lords Reform Bill (Joint Committee) (23 Jun 2011 to 26 Mar 2012)
- Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (26 Jul 2010 to 28 Mar 2011)
- Member, Political and Constitutional Reform Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 31 Oct 2013)
- Shadow Minister, Justice (6 Jul 2007 to 11 May 2010)
- Shadow Minister (Justice) (3 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Minister (Women and Equality), Communities and Local Government (20 Oct 2006 to 6 Jul 2007)
- Shadow Minister (Women and Equality), Trade & Industry (16 Dec 2005 to 20 Oct 2006)
- Shadow Minister (Women and Equality) (8 Dec 2005 to 3 Jul 2007)
- Shadow Minister (Women & Equality), Trade & Industry (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland, Scotland (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland (10 May 2005 to 8 Dec 2005)
- Shadow Minister (Women), Family (17 Mar 2005 to 20 May 2005)
- Shadow Minister (Women) (6 Jul 2004 to 10 May 2005)
- Shadow Minister for Women, Family (6 Jul 2004 to 17 Mar 2005)
- Member, Urban Affairs Sub-committee Committee (11 Jun 2004 to 25 Jan 2005)
- Member, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee (to 25 Jan 2005)
- Shadow Minister (Women), Economic Affairs (10 May 2004 to 6 Jul 2004)
- Shadow Minister (Children) (1 Jul 2003 to 1 Dec 2003)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (1 Jul 2001 to 1 Jul 2003)
- Opposition Spokesperson (Constitutional Affairs, Scotland and Wales) (1 Jul 2000 to 1 Jul 2001)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jul 1999 to 1 Jul 2000)
- Member, Transport Sub-committee (1 Jul 1998 to 5 Jul 1999)
- Member, Environment, Transport & Regional Affairs (22 Jun 1998 to 5 Jul 1999)
- Member, Employment Sub-committee (31 Jul 1997 to 29 Nov 1999)
- Member, Education & Employment (14 Jul 1997 to 29 Nov 1999)
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- Has spoken in 134 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 54.60% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 11 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") 451 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 23 Feb 2015.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Until October 2013, member of the Advisory Board of GovNet Communications, 22 Long Acre, London WC2E 9LY. The work involves advising on GovNet’s publications and conferences. (Up to £5,000)
Payment of £2,500 received in September 2014. The payment relates to work of approximately three hours per month over a period of six months from May 2013 to September 2013. (Registered 4 December 2014)
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