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 encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
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Richard Ottaway occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Backbench Business: Ukraine (UK Relations with Russia) 11 Dec 2014

    I apologise for not being able to stay for the winding-up speeches; I mean no disrespect to you, Madam Deputy Speaker, or to the Minister. I very much agree with what my hon. Friend the Member for Maldon (Mr Whittingdale) has said. The alarm bells are ringing here. Of all the international hot spots at the moment, this is probably the most dangerous and possibly the one that threatens the UK...
  • Backbench Business: Ukraine (UK Relations with Russia) 11 Dec 2014

    I will not, if my hon. Friend does not mind. I would not object to being drawn on a lot of points, but I do not want to become involved in an argument with him about that particular issue. I do not think that the EU can be blamed for all this. There is much more to it in the history. Indeed, my hon. Friend has talked about the history himself. I believe that sanctions are the only action that...
  • Overseas Voters (15 Year Rule): Foreign Affairs Committee (Hong Kong Visit) 2 Dec 2014

    I am grateful to the House for the debate. Four things have emerged from it. First, the joint declaration is still alive and well, and this Parliament will continue to take an interest in it. Secondly, it is the view of Parliament that China is the loser in this situation, from both a commercial and a strategic point of view. Thirdly, although bilateral relations will suffer in the short...

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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 50 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 4 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 75.24% 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") 553 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Dec 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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