John Whittingdale

MP, Maldon

Maldon Conservative

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How John Whittingdale voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly for fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
  • Voted moderately for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
  • Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
  • Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
  • Voted strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails

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John Whittingdale sometimes rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Ukraine (Flight MH17) and Gaza 21 Jul 2014

    Does my right hon. Friend agree that the appalling incident in Ukraine is the consequence of a war that has been raging for many months and that had already led to the loss of hundreds of lives? As well as now imposing the toughest possible sanctions on President Putin and Russia, if it is shown that they continue to support the separatists, will he consider what additional support he can...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Mobile Telephone Coverage 3 Jul 2014

    May I commend my right hon. Friend on his efforts to extend mobile coverage, but is he aware that many of my constituents have been without any mobile coverage for nearly three weeks due to Vodafone having to remove a mast from premises that the landlord required it to vacate? Will he consider looking at the electronic communications code to see whether it can be strengthened to give the same...
  • Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Package Holidays: EU Action 6 May 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what representations he has received about the implications of the proposed EU Package Travel Directive on insolvency protection for consumers; and if he will make a statement.

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Conservative MP for Maldon

Entered House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

Also represented Maldon and East Chelmsford; Colchester South and Maldon


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Topics of interest

  • Trade and Industry
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Treasury
  • Health
  • BBC
  • LNM Holdings
  • Unlicensed Broadcasting
  • Icelandic Trawlermen (Compensation)
  • Copyright

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Privacy and Injunctions (Joint Committee) (14 Jul 2011 to 12 Mar 2012)
  • Chairman, Culture, Media & Sport Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Culture, Media & Sport Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 1 Nov 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Home Affairs (9 Sep 2004 to 20 May 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Environment and Transport (6 Jul 2004 to 9 Sep 2004)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Environment & Transport (10 May 2004 to 6 Jul 2004)

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  • Has spoken in 28 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 2 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 77.22% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 6 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 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") 429 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

1. Directorships
Audio Network plc (non-executive); an online music catalogue; until end July 2013.   Address:  School Farm Studios, Little Maplestead, Halstead, Essex CO9 2SN. As a non-executive director I reviewed monthly board papers and attended quarterly board meetings as well as occasional ad hoc meetings with the managers of the company.  This consisted of an estimated 8 hours work over the quarter. (Updated 17 March 2014)
29 July 2013, quarterly payment of £2,000 gross to me in my capacity as non-executive director. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 5 August 2013)
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for participation in surveys:
16 May 2013, payment of £75 for participation in April 2013 Parliamentary Panel survey. Hours: approx 45 mins. (Registered 2 June 2013)
29 August 2013, payment of £75 for participation in June 2013 Parliamentary Panel survey. Hours: approx 45 mins. (Registered 13 September 2013)
22 November 2013, payment of £75 for participation in October 2013 Parliamentary Panel survey. Hours: approx 45 mins. (Registered 27 January 2014)
19 January 2014, payment of £75 for participation in November 2013 Parliamentary Panel survey. Hours: approx 45 mins. (Registered 27 January 2014)
5 March 2014, payment of £75 for participation in January 2014 Parliamentary Panel survey. Hours: approx 45 mins.
(Registered 17 March 2014)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for participation in surveys:
13 November 2013, received payment of £80 for participating in an opinion survey. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 25 November 2013)
19 December 2013, received payment of £80 for participating in November 2013 opinion survey. Hours: approx 45 mins. (Registered 27 January 2014)
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY for participating in opinion research interviews:
5 September 2013, payment of £200 received. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 13 September 2013)
6. Overseas visits
Address of donor: 3rd Floor, Fitzrovia House, 153-157 Cleveland Street, London W1T 6QW
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights: £108; accommodation: £700
Destination of visit: Cannes, France
Date of visit: 7-9 April 2013
Purpose of visit: to attend the MIP TV international television market and to meet British TV production firms represented there.
(Registered 2 June 2013)
Address of donor: 57/63 Line Wall Road, Gibraltar
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Flights: £600; and accommodation and subsistence: £570; £1,170 in total
Destination of visit: Gibraltar
Date of visit: 12-14 August 2013
Purpose of visit: to meet Ministers, officials and representatives of online gambling companies to discuss regulation of online gambling
(Registered 3 September 2013)
Name of donor: (1) National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia; (2) British Ukrainian Society
Address of donor: (1) 19 Baghramyan Avenue, Yerevan, 0095 Armenia; (2) 1st Floor, 25 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RZ
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) accommodation in Armenia, cost £500; (2) flights from Yerevan to Kiev and from Kiev to London, cost £930, and accommodation in Yalta, cost £1,750.
(My flights from London to Yerevan were met from a non-registrable source.)
Destination of visit: Yerevan, Armenia and Yalta, Ukraine
Date of visit: 15-22 September 2013
Purpose of visit: to meet Ministers and Members of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia in my capacity as Vice-Chairman of the British-Armenia All-Party Parliamentary Group, and to attend the Yalta European Strategy Conference in my capacity as Chairman of the British Ukraine All-Party Parliamentary Group.
(Registered 23 October 2013)
8. Land and Property
Flat in London, from which rental income is received. (Registered 8 October 2012)

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