John Whittingdale

Maldon Conservative

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How John Whittingdale voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
  • 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
  • Voted moderately against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
  • Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails

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John Whittingdale sometimes rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Future of English Heritage 2 Apr 2014

    I congratulate the hon. Member for Darlington (Jenny Chapman) on obtaining the debate. The proposed change is a huge one for English Heritage and it is right for us to have an opportunity to consider it in the House. The Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport, which I chair, has taken a close interest in English Heritage for some years. We understand that the budget of the Department...
  • Future of English Heritage 2 Apr 2014

    The hon. Lady is absolutely right that the majority of English Heritage properties are what are known as unroofed and operate mainly on a maintenance basis. If English Heritage is to become self-sustaining in terms of revenue, it will need to concentrate on the 130 properties that are currently charged for. To become self-sustaining within the period will be a huge task, and it is not at all...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 19 Mar 2014

    May I join my right hon. Friend in paying tribute to Tony Benn, whose ancestral seat of Stansgate is in my constituency? He was held in high regard by my constituents, even though they may not have agreed with his views. Is my right hon. Friend aware that today’s figures show that unemployment in Maldon has fallen by 27% since the last election, and does he agree that that is further...

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Conservative MP for 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 30 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 7 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 WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 77.34% 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") 428 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 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)
28 March 2013, quarterly payment of £2,000 gross to me in my capacity as non-executive director. Hours: 8 hrs (estimated). (Registered 11 May 2013)
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:
22 March 2013, payment of £75 for participation in February-March Parliamentary Panel survey. Hours: approx 45 mins. (Registered 11 May 2013)
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)
Payment of £150 from Dods Training, 21 Dartmouth St, London SW1H 9BP, for participation in Westminster Explained training event at the British Academy on 12 March 2013. Hours: 90 mins. (Registered 11 May 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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