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 university tuition fees 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 strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
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Richard Ottaway occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House: Backbench Business — Iran (UK Foreign Policy) 6 Nov 2014

    I am grateful to the right hon. Member for Blackburn (Mr Straw) and my hon. Friend the Member for South Norfolk (Mr Bacon) for securing this debate. I was delighted that the right hon. Gentleman, with whom I have disagreed over the years, although I have the highest regard for his intellect, and his tone and approach to foreign affairs, started with the context in which we have to look at...
  • Business of the House: Backbench Business — Iran (UK Foreign Policy) 6 Nov 2014

    Yes, I am aware of that comment. However, the interpretation that my hon. Friend puts on it may be slightly unfair to Rouhani who does not necessarily control the judicial system or the sentences that are being handed down. The question is: can we trust him?
  • Business of the House: Backbench Business — Iran (UK Foreign Policy) 6 Nov 2014

    I have great regard for my hon. Friend’s views, but there are not many countries in the region that have a human rights record quite as bad as Iran’s. None the less, he makes a valid point, and it has to be taken into account. The question I was asking was: can we trust President Rouhani? The right hon. Member for Blackburn (Mr Straw), who has known him for many years, suggests...

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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 48 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 75.57% 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") 548 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Nov 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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