Eric Pickles

MP, Brentwood and Ongar

Brentwood and Ongar Conservative

Eric Pickles’s voting in Parliament

Eric Pickles is a Conservative MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

This is a selection of Eric Pickles’s votes.

  • Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Almost always voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Consistently voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Eric Pickles’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Eric Pickles’s full vote analysis page for more.

Eric Pickles never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee 1 Dec 2015

    Education: Holocaust Education. 9:30 am; The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
    Witnesses: Dame Helen Hyde, Headmistress, Watford Grammar School for Girls (Prime Minister's Holocaust Commission) Rt Hon Sir Eric Pickles MP, UK Envoy on Post-Holocaust Issues Paul Salmons, Director, Centre for Holocaust Education Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive, Holocaust Educational Trust Andy Lawrence, History Teacher, Hampton School Sarah O'Hanlon, Holocaust Educational Trust Ambassador Mrs...
  • Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Data Protection: EU Action 25 Nov 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will support the inclusion of a specific exemption for Holocaust research in the forthcoming European General Data Protection Regulation.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Israel and Palestine 20 Oct 2015

    Does my hon. Friend recall the words of our right hon. Friend the Prime Minister in his speech to the Knesset last year, when he said, “I will always stand up for the right of Israel to defend its citizens. A right enshrined in international law, in natural justice and fundamental morality”? Does my hon. Friend believe that it is now time for us to review our relationship with the...

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Conservative MP for Brentwood and Ongar

Entered the 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

Other offices held in the past

  • Minister for Faith (6 Aug 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (12 May 2010 to 8 May 2015)
  • Party Chair, Conservative Party (19 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (3 Jul 2007 to 19 Jan 2009)
  • Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (10 May 2005 to 3 Jul 2007)
  • Deputy Chair, Conservative Party (10 May 2005 to 3 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1 Nov 2003 to 10 May 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (3 May 2002 to 1 Nov 2003)
  • 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 Committee (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 Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 1 Mar 1993)

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 6 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 75.76% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 12 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above 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.
  • 211 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Eric Pickles’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 728 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Nov 2015.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Rainham Steel
Address of donor: Kathryn House, Manor Way, Rainham, RM13 8RE

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Donor status: company, registration no 01093531

(Registered 03 June 2015)
Name of donor: Roger C Hirst
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 03 June 2015)
Name of donor: Growing Green Ltd
Address of donor: 103 High Street, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, EN8 7AN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: company, no 04870412

(Registered 03 June 2015)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: David Wall
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: hospitality for a three day business conference, Midlands Industrial Council, Southampton QE2 from 13 June 2015 for myself and my wife; value £1,500 (Updated 14 July 2015)

Date received: 13 to 15 June 2015

Date accepted: 13 June 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 06 July 2015)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Conservative Friends of Israel
Address of donor: 41 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2BY

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): airfares, accommodation and hospitality for myself and my wife, valued at £3,700 in total

Destination of visit: Israel and the West Bank

Date of visit: 24-31 July 2015

Purpose of visit: Fact finding political delegation

(Registered 01 September 2015)
Name of donor: The PCAA Foundation
Address of donor: PO Box 4015, London W1A 6NH

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights and hotel; value £500

Destination of visit: Paris

Date of visit: 8-9 October 2015

Purpose of visit: delegation of MPs with the APPG Against Anti-Semitism to discuss the rise in anti-semitic incidents across Europe and debate best practice in dealing with these issues.

(Registered 05 November 2015)

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

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