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 a mixture of for and against more EU integration Source
  • Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted very strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted moderately against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords 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: Autumn Recess 18 Nov 2014

    I would like to update hon. Members on the main items of business undertaken by my Department since the House rose for the Autumn Recess. Increasing house building and supporting the housing market Official statistics of housing supply released on 13 November showed that the numbers of new homes in England has risen by 10% over the past year the highest percentage increase in 12 years. Since...
  • Written Ministerial Statements — Communities and Local Government: Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council 11 Nov 2014

    In my written statement of 21 July 2014, Official Report, column 100WS, I informed the House that I intended to bring the statutory corporate governance intervention in Doncaster metropolitan borough council to an early close, once the Doncaster Children’s Services Trust was fully up and running. The Doncaster Children's Services Trust has now had responsibility for children’s...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Localism 10 Nov 2014

    This Government have abolished Labour’s unelected regional assemblies and devolved power down to local people. We have given more power to councils over planning, housing, licensing and public health. Some 70% of all local authorities’ income is now raised locally.

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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 13 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 70.90% 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") 700 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

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Last updated: 10 Nov 2014.


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