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 raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted very strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted very strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
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Eric Pickles hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Communities and Local Government: Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council 26 Feb 2015

    I would like to update hon. Members on Rotherham Council. On 4 February, I informed the House that I was satisfied, having considered the report of the inspection by Louise Casey CB, that the Council is failing to comply with its best value duty, and proposed to use my statutory powers of intervention to secure the Council’s compliance with that duty. As I told the House, “the...
  • Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee 24 Feb 2015

    Communities and Local Government: Performance of the Department for Communities and Local Government 2013-14. 4:15 pm; Room 15, Palace of Westminster
    Witnesses: Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Brandon Lewis MP, Minister of State, Kris Hopkins MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Penny Mordaunt MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State and Stephen Williams MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
  • Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Communities and Local Government: Protecting Public Money 23 Feb 2015

    I would like to update the House with steps that my Department is taking to protect taxpayers’ money. Government lobbying Government Under the last Administration, there was an endemic practice of government bodies hiring lobbyists to lobby the government and political parties, as illustrated in the answer of 10 October 2013, Official Report, Column 395W. In 2010, I instructed all 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

  • Party Chair, Conservative Party (19 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • 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 Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (3 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)
  • Deputy Chairman of the Party (Local Government) (Also Shadow Minister for Local Government), Conservative Party (16 Dec 2005 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)
  • Shadow Minister for Local Government, Local Government Affairs & Communities (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
  • Deputy Chair, Conservative Party (10 May 2005 to 3 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (10 May 2005 to 3 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Local Government, Local and Devolved Government Affairs (10 May 2004 to 20 May 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (3 May 2002 to 10 May 2005)
  • 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 (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 (27 Apr 1992 to 1 Mar 1993)

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  • Has spoken in 11 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") 708 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

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