Eric Pickles

MP, Brentwood and Ongar

Brentwood and Ongar Conservative

Eric Pickles’s voting in Parliament

Eric Pickles is a Conservative MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

This is a selection of Eric Pickles’s votes.

  • Consistently voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Generally voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Almost always voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes

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Eric Pickles never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Iran: Nuclear Deal 15 Jul 2015

    I hope my right hon. Friend will forgive me if I press him on one aspect of the agreement. He talked about drawing a line, but we do not have a line yet; we have, in the words of the agreement, a “road map” through which we will arrive at a line. Given Iran’s record of clandestine sites and obfuscation, will he say how we will arrive at that line so as to know exactly what...
  • Written Answers — Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission: Elections: Tower Hamlets 15 Jul 2015

    To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what performance grade the Electoral Commission gave to the London Borough of Tower Hamlets on (a) electoral integrity and (b) electoral registration on each occasion since the Electoral Commission began its performance management regime; and whether the Commission judged that that...
  • Written Answers — Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission: Elections: Tower Hamlets 15 Jul 2015

    To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, with reference to the Answer of 27 February 2012, Official Report, column 28W, on electoral register: Tower Hamlets, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Electoral Commission's steps to tackle electoral fraud in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets since concerns...

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Conservative MP for Brentwood and Ongar

Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Communities and Local Government
  • Treasury
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Home Department
  • Valuation Office Agency
  • Home Information Packs
  • Council Tax
  • Local Government Finance
  • Valuation Office

Other offices held in the past

  • Minister for Faith (6 Aug 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (12 May 2010 to 8 May 2015)
  • Party Chair, Conservative Party (19 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (3 Jul 2007 to 19 Jan 2009)
  • Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (10 May 2005 to 3 Jul 2007)
  • Deputy Chair, Conservative Party (10 May 2005 to 3 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1 Nov 2003 to 10 May 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (3 May 2002 to 1 Nov 2003)
  • Shadow Minister (Transport) (1 Jun 2001 to 1 Jun 2002)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (1 Jun 1998 to 1 Jun 2001)
  • Member, Transport Sub-committee (15 Jul 1997 to 30 Nov 1998)
  • Member, Environment, Transport & Regional Affairs Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 30 Nov 1998)
  • Member, Transport Committee (27 Nov 1995 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Vice-Chair, Conservative Party (1 Jul 1993 to 1 May 1997)
  • Member, Environment Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 1 Mar 1993)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 13 debates in the last year — below 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 81.13% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 12 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 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") 726 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Jul 2015.

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