How Eric Pickles voted since 2001
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Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
Voted very 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 encouraging occupational pensions Source
Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
Voted very strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
Voted very strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
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Eric Pickles hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
I would like to update hon. Members on two separate announcements relating to the issue of demolition. Planning decision on Welsh Streets, Liverpool Yesterday, as Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, I issued decisions on a called-in planning application and a related compulsory purchase order in relation to an area known as the “Welsh Streets” in Toxteth,...
I would like to update hon. Members on the main items of business undertaken by my Department since the House rose for the Christmas recess. Troubled Families programme We published the latest quarterly returns submitted to the Department from local authorities on progress with the Government’s Troubled Families programme. These new figures show that the programme has now helped turn...
I would like to update hon. Members on the work of my Department on integration. We are committed to confronting and challenging extremism in all its forms, tackling the violence and hatred that seeks to create division. We are championing what unites our country across class, colour and creed, and we are standing up for and supporting British values. Our broad approach is laid out in the...
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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
- 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)
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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 WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 69.87% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below 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") 700 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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