Eleanor Laing

MP, Epping Forest

Epping Forest Conservative

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How Eleanor Laing voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
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Eleanor Laing hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Petitions: Social Care and Military Compensation 25 Mar 2015

    I thank the hon. Lady for the gracious way she has thanked Officers of the House in respect of Adjournment debates. These debates are extremely important and she has taken part in many of them, as have I and the other Deputy Speakers and Mr Speaker, and we all appreciate how important they are. I also thank the hon. Member for Blackpool South (Mr Marsden) for introducing the final...
  • Petitions: Development on Greenbelt Land in Edinburgh 25 Mar 2015

    The hon. Gentleman asks a good question, and he has done well in drawing to the attention of the House, Members on the Treasury Bench and undoubtedly the relevant Minister the point that he quite rightly wishes to make on behalf of his constituents. I can assure him that if he produces the petition today, it may go in the bag, and it will be treated as a presented petition. The House has...
  • Business of the House (24, 25 and 26 March): Clause 41 — The Pubs Code 24 Mar 2015

    With this it will be convenient to discuss: Lords amendments 35 to 62, 86, 132 and 136 to 141.

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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

  • Justice
  • Education and Skills
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • 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 (since 16 Oct 2013)
  • First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means (since 16 Oct 2013)
  • Member, Parliamentary Privilege (Joint Committee) (since 3 Dec 2012)

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) (3 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister (Women and Equality) (8 Dec 2005 to 3 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland (10 May 2005 to 8 Dec 2005)
  • Shadow Minister (Women) (6 Jul 2004 to 10 May 2005)
  • 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 Committee (22 Jun 1998 to 5 Jul 1999)
  • Member, Employment Sub-committee (31 Jul 1997 to 29 Nov 1999)
  • Member, Education & Employment Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 29 Nov 1999)

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  • Has spoken in 135 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 53.67% 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") 458 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Mar 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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