Richard Ottaway

MP, Croydon South

Croydon South Conservative

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How Richard Ottaway voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration 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

  • Business of the House: ISIL: Iraq and Syria 16 Oct 2014

    I congratulate the Foreign Secretary on the tone and approach of his statement, but may I press him a little further on the role of Turkey? Will he verify the truth of rather astonishing reports that the Turks bombed Kurdish PKK camps in the last few days, rather than ISIL camps? Can he confirm that the Turks have said that they will not intervene on the ground in Syria unless the opposition...
  • Business of the House: Backbench Business — Palestine and Israel 13 Oct 2014

    If the rest of the debate follows the tone of the three speeches that we have heard so far, it will be a memorable debate. The next few minutes will be personally rather painful for me. It was inevitable right since the time of the holocaust that Israel clearly had to be a state in its own right, and Attlee accepted the inevitable and relinquished the British mandate. In November 1947, the...
  • Business of the House: Backbench Business — Palestine and Israel 13 Oct 2014

    I will not give way if the hon. Gentleman does not mind. In the six-day war, I became personally involved. There was a major attempt to destroy Israel, and I found myself as a midshipman in the Royal Navy based on board a minesweeper in Aden, sent by Harold Wilson to sweep the straits of Tiran of mines after the Suez canal had been blocked. In the aftermath of that war, which, clearly, 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, 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 46 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 3 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 75.95% 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") 546 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.

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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