Richard Ottaway

MP, Croydon South

Croydon South Conservative

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How Richard Ottaway voted since 2001
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  • Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Source
  • Voted moderately against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
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Richard Ottaway occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Hong Kong 27 Feb 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he plans to publish his Department's next six monthly report on Hong Kong.
  • Opposition Day — [18th Allotted Day]: Members’ Paid Directorships and Consultancies 25 Feb 2015

    Further to the question from my hon. Friend the Member for Aldershot (Sir Gerald Howarth), how would the hon. Lady deal with a farmer who was elected to Parliament? Most farms are incorporated, so the farmer would be a director. He would make a contribution to agricultural debates. If the motion is accepted, what advice would she give the farmer? Should he retire? Does he sell the farm? What?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 25 Feb 2015

    Following the Chancellor’s significant commitment to London last week to create half a million jobs, build 100,000 new homes and invest 10 billion in transport infrastructure, does the Prime Minister agree that this is not just a long-term economic plan for London but, in stark contrast to other parties, which only offer London a mansion tax, is a commitment to make London the...

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Conservative MP for Croydon South

Entered House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Also represented Nottingham North

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Topics of interest

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Health
  • Defence
  • Home Department
  • Transport
  • Iraq
  • Kenley Airfield
  • Departmental Costs
  • British Energy
  • Television: Advertising

Currently held offices

  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Intelligence and Security (Cabinet Office) Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Intelligence and Security (Joint Committee) (11 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Defence Committee (2 Nov 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Defence Committee (1 Nov 2004 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment, Environment and Transport (6 Jul 2004 to 2 Nov 2004)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment, Environment & Transport (10 May 2004 to 6 Jul 2004)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (Environment) (1 May 2004 to 5 May 2005)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (23 Jun 2003 to 22 Mar 2004)
  • Member, Standards and Privileges (16 Jul 2001 to 29 Apr 2004)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury) (1 Jun 2000 to 1 Jun 2001)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Defence) (1 Jun 1999 to 1 Jun 2000)
  • Vice-Chair, Conservative Party (1 Jul 1998 to 1 Jul 1999)
  • Shadow Minister (London) (1 Jun 1997 to 1 Jun 1999)
  • The Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury (23 Jul 1996 to 2 May 1997)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (23 Apr 1996 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (18 Oct 1995 to 23 Jul 1996)

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  • Has spoken in 46 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 6 written questions in the last year — below 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 74.96% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 8 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") 559 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
Solicitor and Arbitrator.
8. Land and Property
Flat in London owned jointly with my wife, from which rental income is received.

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