Eric Pickles

MP, Brentwood and Ongar

Brentwood and Ongar Conservative

A selection of Eric Pickles's votes

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  • Voted moderately for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Details
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Details
  • Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Details
  • Voted moderately against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Details
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Details
  • Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Details

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Eric Pickles never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department of Health: Pregnancy: Sodium Valproate 12 Jun 2015

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that every pregnant women prescribed the anti-epilepsy drug sodium valproate is warned of the risk to her unborn child.
  • Business of the House: Anderson Report 11 Jun 2015

    May I draw the Home Secretary’s attention to recommendation 66, which appears in paragraph 14.82? The report recommends the abandonment of judicial approval for local authorities seeking to obtain communications data. My right hon. Friend will remember the abuses by local authorities and the reasons we introduced these safeguards. I do not think that the public would mind local...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Israeli Settlements 9 Jun 2015

    Given what the Foreign Secretary has said about the importance of the Iran discussions on the nuclear agreement, what is he doing to ensure greater clarity about the baselines, the extent of the inspection regime and the consequences of infringement? Given that the agreement will allow advanced centrifuge, the infringements might arrive a little earlier than anticipated.

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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)

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  • Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 78.38% 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 725 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Jun 2015.

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