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 very strongly for fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
  • Voted moderately for increasing the rate of VATDetails
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
  • Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails

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Eric Pickles hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Ministerial Statements — Communities and Local Government: Birmingham City Council 22 Jul 2014

    In her oral statement today on the report into allegations concerning Birmingham schools, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Education told the House that to address the wider weaknesses that have been highlighted in Birmingham’s governance culture I have agreed with the leader of the city council, Sir Albert Bore, that there should be a review of governance in the city...
  • Written Ministerial Statements — Communities and Local Government: Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council 21 Jul 2014

    In 2010, I decided to make Doncaster metropolitan borough council subject to statutory intervention involving the council being overseen by three commissioners, appointed by me, and who are also responsible for exercising certain of the council’s functions such as appointing senior staff. This intervention was necessary given serious failings in the council’s corporate governance,...
  • Written Ministerial Statements — Communities and Local Government: Fire and Rescue Services 15 Jul 2014

    The fire and rescue national framework for England, revised in 2012, defined the overall strategic priorities for fire and rescue authorities. These priorities are to assess the full range of foreseeable fire and rescue related risks their areas face; make provision for prevention and protection activities and respond to incidents appropriately; work in partnership with their communities and...

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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

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 71.55% 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") 693 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

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Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.


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