John Whittingdale

MP, Maldon

Maldon Conservative

John Whittingdale’s voting in Parliament

John Whittingdale is a Conservative MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, John Whittingdale sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • John Whittingdale generally voted against university tuition fees, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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John Whittingdale never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House: BBC Charter Review 16 Jul 2015

    I thank the hon. Gentleman for his recognition of our wish to co-operate with him by supplying the statement in advance. It is my intention that his party should have the opportunity to play a full role in what I hope is, as I said, a debate about the future of the BBC. I agree with many of his opening remarks about the importance of the BBC; indeed, they very much reflect my own. I share his...
  • Business of the House: BBC Charter Review 16 Jul 2015

    On my right hon. Friend’s first point, the BBC has a duty to serve the nations and regions, and while there is a specific BBC executive responsible for England, nevertheless, as I suspect might become apparent during the debate, there is a strong feeling that the BBC needs to do more to serve particular regions. On the BBC’s role in any discussions on our EU membership, as he is...
  • Business of the House: BBC Charter Review 16 Jul 2015

    The hon. Gentleman brings a particular knowledge and experience, as a former employee of the BBC, although I am sure he was not one of those within the corporation whom he recognised as possibly being overpaid. He raised two specific questions. On the involvement of the Scottish Government, the Smith commission agreement set out that there should be full consultation, and we are committed to...

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Profile

Conservative MP for Maldon

Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

Also represented Maldon and East Chelmsford; Colchester South and Maldon

Expenses

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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

Currently held offices

  • The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (since 8 May 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Privacy and Injunctions (Joint Committee) (8 Sep 2011 to 12 Mar 2012)
  • Member, Privacy and Injunctions (Joint Committee) (14 Jul 2011 to 8 Sep 2011)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (11 Jul 2005 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (11 Jul 2005 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1 Jul 2004 to 5 May 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1 Nov 2003 to 1 Jul 2004)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (23 Jul 2002 to 15 Nov 2003)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (Trade and Industry) (18 Sep 2001 to 23 Jul 2002)
  • Member, Trade & Industry Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 29 Oct 2001)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury) (1 Jun 1998 to 1 Jun 1999)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jun 1997 to 1 Jun 1998)
  • Member, Health Committee (5 Jul 1993 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (27 Apr 1992 to 21 Mar 1997)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 22 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 7 written questions in the last year — 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 92.45% 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.
  • 133 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on John Whittingdale’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 500 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Aug 2015.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for participation in surveys:
29 July 2014, payment of £75 for participation in May/June 2014 Parliamentary Panel survey. Hours: approx 45 mins. (Registered 29 September 2014)
18 November 2014, payment of £75 for participation in October 2014 Parliamentary Panel survey. Hours: approx 45 mins. (Registered 16 March 2015)
12 February 2015, payment of £75 for participation in an interview. Hours: approx 45 mins. (Registered 16 March 2015)
12 February 2015, payment of £75 for participation in November 2014 Parliamentary Panel survey. Hours: approx 45 mins. (Registered 16 March 2015)
Cultural and Political Adviser on the Museum of the Jewish Soldier in World War II project in Israel; contract for 12 months. Payments are made by Curzon PR, 28 Grosvenor Street, London, W1K 4QR.
21 August 2014, payment of £4,500 for the period 1 May 2014 to 31 October 2014. Hours: approx 15 hrs. (Registered 29 September 2014)
24 September 2014, payment of £200 from Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY for participating in an opinion research interview. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 13 October 2014)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Robert Lewis
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 03 June 2015)
Name of donor: Alexander Temerko
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 03 June 2015)
Name of donor: Sean Nutley
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 03 June 2015)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists
Address of donor: Rue d'Arlon 40, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): accommodation £425, and flights £425; total £850

Destination of visit: Kyiv, Ukraine

Date of visit: 21-24 September 2014

Purpose of visit: to meet members of the Ukrainian Government and representatives of Ukrainian political parties.

(Registered 20 October 2014)
Name of donor: British Ukrainian Society
Address of donor: 25 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LY

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): accommodation £185, and flights £1,320; total £1,505

Destination of visit: Hofburg, Vienna, Austria

Date of visit: 1-2 October 2014

Purpose of visit: to attend the Future Business Ukraine and German-Ukrainian Forum conference.

(Registered 30 October 2014)
Name of donor: British Ukrainian Society
Address of donor: 25 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LY

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): accommodation £230, and flights £3,000; total £3,230

Destination of visit: Vienna, Austria

Date of visit: 2-3 March 2015

Purpose of visit: to attend the "Ukraine Tomorrow" Conference in my capacity as Chairman of the British-Ukrainian APPG.

(Registered 16 March 2015)
6. Land and property: (i) value over £100,000 (ii) rental income of over £10,000 a year
Flat in London: (i) and (ii) (Registered 08 October 2012)

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