One of the most important duties of local authorities is the protection of vulnerable children. Professor Jay’s recent inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham has painted a horrific and awful picture that the council utterly failed its children. As Professor Jay noted: “No one knows the true scale of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham over the years. Our...
More than 50,000 families have already purchased a home in England with the support of Help to Buy since March 2012, helping them achieve their ambition of owning their own home. In Swindon, 430 families have bought through Help to Buy.
It has not been as successful in Wales, because Labour rather botched its introduction of Help to Buy. I was recently in Mid Bedfordshire looking at some houses on a Barratt Homes development, and I was surprised to find that all the brickies came from Wales. The explanation was that because of the decline of house building in Wales, ambitious brickies are coming to England for work.
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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
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 14 debates in the last year — 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 71.53% 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.
- 269 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Eric Pickles’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 697 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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