Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament
How Eric Pickles voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted strongly for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
- Voted very strongly for reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted strongly for greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integrationDetails
- Voted strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted very strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Has never voted on a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted very strongly for fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted very strongly against restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted moderately against allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted moderately for increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted moderately against the hunting banDetails
- Has never voted on a smoking banDetails
- Voted moderately against introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
More than £800 million of funding is available for a council tax freeze in the next two years; the total amount of funding throughout this Parliament is up to £5.2 billion. That is worth £1,100 for the average household band D property and represents a cut in council tax of 10% in real terms.
Of course the council should be congratulated on its magnificent achievement; no doubt my hon. Friend’s constituents are very pleased. His council joins the seven out of 10 Conservative councils that have frozen council tax compared with only half of Labour councils. Furthermore, two thirds of Conservative police and crime commissioners froze their council tax, but no Labour...
That would not be the property conference in Cannes, by any chance? No doubt that is very enjoyable. It strikes me that my hon. Friend’s council has its priorities all wrong. It should not be attacking the vulnerable, but making sensible savings and protecting the most vulnerable.
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Conservative MP for Brentwood and Ongar
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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
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 14 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 71.17% 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") 680 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)