Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament
How Richard Ottaway voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted very strongly for reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted strongly against restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted moderately against introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted moderately against a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted strongly for an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted very strongly for fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted very strongly against the hunting banDetails
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted moderately against more EU integrationDetails
- Voted strongly against a smoking banDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
Will the Secretary of State give way?
The Secretary of State will know from his visit to my constituency that a number of businesses that were not flooded were affected by the floods. Will he confirm that the compensation package that he has just announced will apply to those businesses, even though they were not flooded?
The hon. Lady said that the Government, or the country, was not properly prepared for the incidents that we faced. If she had come to my constituency, she would have seen that only prompt action by the fire brigade, the Army, the emergency services and the Environment Agency stopped a disaster. It is unfair and unfounded to say that the plans that were put in place and implemented amounted to...
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Conservative MP for Croydon South
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Topics of interest
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Home Department
- Kenley Airfield
- Departmental Costs
- British Energy
- Television: Advertising
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Intelligence and Security (Cabinet Office) Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, Defence Committee (2 Nov 2004 to 11 Apr 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)
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- Has spoken in 41 debates in the last year — 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 high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 75.50% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 6 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") 529 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 24 Feb 2014.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Solicitor and Arbitrator.
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: (1) The Population Institute (2) APPG
on Population development and reproductive health
Address of donor: 107 2nd Street, DC 20002
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) £1,612 (2) £1,500
Date of visit: 15-16 January 2013
Purpose of visit: To receive a reward from the Institute
(Registered 24 January 2013)
8. Land and Property
Flat in London owned jointly with my wife, from which rental income is received.
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