Patrick McLoughlin

MP, Derbyshire Dales

Derbyshire Dales Conservative

Patrick McLoughlin’s voting in Parliament

Patrick McLoughlin is a Conservative MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

This is a selection of Patrick McLoughlin’s votes.

  • Almost always voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Almost always voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Consistently voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Patrick McLoughlin’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Patrick McLoughlin’s full vote analysis page for more.

Patrick McLoughlin never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee 12 Oct 2015

    Transport: Volkswagen Group emissions violations. 4:30 pm; The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
    Witnesses: Paul Willis, Managing Director, Volkswagen Group UK Mike Hawes, Chief Executive, SMMT Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP, Secretary of State, Department for Transport Paul Higgs, Chief Executive, Vehicle Certification Agency Michael Hurwitz, Director of the Energy, Technology and International Directorate, Department for Transport Ian Yarnold, International Vehicle Standards, Department for Transport
  • Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Transport: Vehicle Emissions 12 Oct 2015

    I wish to inform the House of the latest developments on vehicle emissions testing, following the revelations of Friday 18 September that Volkswagen Group had been fitting so-called defeat devices to some of its vehicles. Volkswagen Group has admitted that defeat devices are present on almost 1.2 million vehicles in the UK. These are diesel-powered vehicles tested and approved under the Euro...
  • Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Transport: Rail Investment 12 Oct 2015

    On 30 September, I was pleased to confirm that work to electrify Transpennine and Midland Mainline railways would resume under plans announced as part of Sir Peter Hendy’s work to reset Network Rail’s upgrade programme. Sir Peter Hendy, the Chair of Network Rail, outlined to me how work could continue. I replied to him asking Network Rail to un-pause this work. Network Rail...

More of Patrick McLoughlin’s recent appearances

RSS feed (?)


Conservative MP for Derbyshire Dales

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 1986 — unknown

Also represented West Derbyshire


Expenses data for MPs is available from 2004 onwards split over several locations. At the moment we don't have the time to convert it to a format we can display on the site so we just have to point you to where you can find it.

Topics of interest

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Education and Skills
  • Transport
  • Correspondence
  • Members: Correspondence
  • Grants
  • Prisons
  • Employment Tribunals

Currently held offices

  • The Secretary of State for Transport (since 6 Sep 2012)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury (12 May 2010 to 4 Sep 2012)
  • Shadow Chief Whip (Commons) (10 Dec 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (27 Sep 2005 to 8 Nov 2005)
  • Member, Administration Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 14 Dec 2005)
  • Member, Accommodation and works Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (22 Jan 2004 to 13 Jul 2005)
  • Opposition Deputy Chief Whip (Commons) (10 Jul 1998 to 10 Dec 2005)
  • Member, Finance and Services Committee (5 Jun 1998 to 17 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (7 May 1997 to 11 May 2001)
  • Opposition Pairing Whip (Commons) (2 May 1997 to 10 Jul 1998)
  • The Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury (23 Jul 1996 to 2 May 1997)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (7 Jul 1995 to 23 Jul 1996)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (26 Jun 1995 to 23 Apr 1996)
  • Member, National Heritage Committee (31 Oct 1994 to 17 Oct 1995)
  • Member, Broadcasting Committee (1 Jul 1994 to 1 Jul 1995)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Trade and Industry) (27 May 1993 to 20 Jul 1994)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Employment) (14 Apr 1992 to 27 May 1993)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (1 Jun 1989 to 1 Jun 1992)
  • Member, Social Services Committee (13 Jan 1987 to 15 May 1987)


Please note that numbers do not measure quality. Also, representatives may do other things not currently covered by this site.
More about this

  • Has spoken in 12 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 very high number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 80.82% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 3 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.
  • 207 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Patrick McLoughlin’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 838 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 28 Sep 2015.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Simon Haslam
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: individual

(Registered 04 June 2015)
Name of donor: Robert M Kirkland
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 04 June 2015)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Given honorary membership of the Carlton Club while Chief Whip, which has continued. (Updated 4 June 2015)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Lynn McLoughlin, as Executive Secretary and Office Manager.

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

More about the register

Please feel free to use the data on this page, but if you do you must cite in the body of your articles as the source of any analysis or data you get off this site.

This data was produced by TheyWorkForYou from a variety of sources. Voting information from Public Whip.