As this Parliament draws to an end, I would like to update hon. Members on the actions that my Department has put in place since May 2010 on local government, and what we have done on the Coalition Agreement’s pledge to deliver a “fundamental shift of power from Westminster to people”, “to promote decentralisation and democratic engagement, and to give “new...
As this Parliament draws to an end, I would like to update hon. Members on the actions that my Department has put in place since May 2010 on housing and planning, as part of our long-term economic plan. We inherited a broken housing market that has been devastated by the Great Recession, but we have turned the economy and housing market around. Key achievements I am pleased to...
I would like to update the House on further steps we are taking to streamline the planning system, protect the environment, support economic growth and assist locally-led decision-making. Solar energy: protecting the local and global environment Last year, the Coalition Government published a comprehensive solar photovoltaic strategy setting out our ambitions for 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
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)
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- Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — 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.
- 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 724 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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