Eric Pickles

MP, Brentwood and Ongar

Brentwood and Ongar Conservative

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How Eric Pickles voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
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Eric Pickles hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Ministerial Statements — Communities and Local Government: Better Care Fund 30 Oct 2014

    My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health and I are today approving plans to join up health and care services across the country for the first time. This will improve care and provide more dignity for older and vulnerable people, as well as reducing accident and emergency admissions and lengths of stay in hospital. People are happier and healthier when they have family and...
  • Written Ministerial Statements — Communities and Local Government: Waste Planning Policy 16 Oct 2014

    The Department for Communities and Local Government is today publishing new planning policy and new planning practice guidance on waste. Both support the Government’s commitment to decentralise power to local people and give local people far more ability to shape the places in which they live. The new policy and guidance apply to England. The new policy document streamlines previous...
  • Written Ministerial Statements — Communities and Local Government: Work of the Department during Conference Recess 13 Oct 2014

    I would like to update hon. Members on the main items of business undertaken by my Department since the House rose for conference recess on 12 September. Getting Britain building The coalition Government's housing investment is supporting the construction industry to get Britain building the homes that our country needs. House building is now at its highest level since 2007, which shows our...

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Conservative MP for Brentwood and Ongar

Entered 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

Currently held offices

  • Minister for Faith
  • The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Other offices held in the past

  • Chairman of the Party, The Conservative Party (19 Jan 2009 to 19 Jan 2009)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Communities and Local Government (6 Jul 2007 to 19 Jan 2009)
  • Shadow Minister (Local Government (Also Deputy Chairman of the Party), Communities and Local Government (18 Jan 2006 to 6 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Minister (Local Government (Also Deputy Chairman of the Party), Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (16 Dec 2005 to 18 Jan 2006)
  • Deputy Chairman of the Party (Local Government) (Also Shadow Minister for Local Government), Conservative Party (16 Dec 2005 to 6 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Minister for Local Government, Local Government Affairs & Communities (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Local Government, Local and Devolved Government Affairs (10 May 2004 to 20 May 2005)

Previous MPs in this constituency


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  • Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 71.33% 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 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") 697 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

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Last updated: 27 Oct 2014.


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