Richard Ottaway

MP, Croydon South

Croydon South Conservative

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How Richard Ottaway voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
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Richard Ottaway occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House: Backbench Business — Iraq Inquiry 29 Jan 2015

    Just for the record, I went to a secondary modern school.
  • Business of the House: Backbench Business — Iraq Inquiry 29 Jan 2015

    It is a pleasure to follow the right hon. Member for Blackburn (Mr Straw). He and I have sparred over this issue for the best part of a decade, but I welcome the clarity of his remarks. I congratulate my right hon. Friend the Member for Haltemprice and Howden (Mr Davis) on securing the debate. On his very last point about political advantage, I could not agree with him more. This was a...
  • Business of the House: Backbench Business — Iraq Inquiry 29 Jan 2015

    I will not give way to the right hon. Gentleman because I know exactly what he has to say and I will let him give his conspiratorial twaddle to the House in his own time, rather than mine. [Interruption.] I am sure he will let the House know shortly. In the inquest conducted by Lord Hutton, he concluded that Dr Kelly took his own life. Although the case for war may have been exaggerated, he...

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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, 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 49 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 5 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 75.40% 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: 6 Jan 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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