Heather Wheeler

MP, South Derbyshire

South Derbyshire Conservative

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How Heather Wheeler voted
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  • Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
  • Voted very strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted moderately for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
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Conservative MP for South Derbyshire

Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • International Development
  • Treasury
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Egypt
  • Sports: Clubs
  • NHS: Innovation
  • Herbal Medicine: Regulation
  • Venture Capital

Currently held offices

  • Member, Committee on Standards: Standards Review Sub-Committee
  • Member, Communities and Local Government Committee

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Standards Committee (7 Jan 2013 to 11 Sep 2014)
  • Member, Privileges Committee (7 Jan 2013 to 11 Sep 2014)
  • Member, Standards and Privileges (26 Jul 2010 to 7 Jan 2013)

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  • Has spoken in 39 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 2 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 85.69% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well below 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") 66 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Surveys completed for ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA. Payments donated to South Derbyshire Conservative Association:
October 2013, £75, received on 25 November 2013. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 28 November 2013)
November 2013, £75, received on 17 January 2014. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 29 January 2014)
February 2014, £75, received on 18 March 2014. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 19 March 2014)
April 2014, £75, received on 30 April 2014. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 6 May 2014)
May 2014, £75, received on 9 June 2014. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 12 June 2014)
July 2014, £75, received 2 October 2014. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 6 October 2014)
Surveys completed for Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY:
January 2014, payment of £200 donated to South Derbyshire Conservative Association.  Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 4 March 2014)
Surveys completed for Reputation Institute, 16 Park Crescent, London W18 1AH:
January 2014, payment of £100 donated to South Derbyshire Conservative Association. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 11 March 2014)
Surveys completed for Populus Ltd, Northburgh House, 10 Northburgh Street, London EC1V 0AT: Payments donated to South Derbyshire Conservative Association:
July 2014, £75 received 6 August 2014. Hours: 35 mins. (Registered 3 September 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Saudi Arabia)
Address of donor: c/o Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, 30-32 Charles St, London W1J 5DZ
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £5,292
Destination of visit: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Date of visit: 16-20 February 2014
Purpose of visit: all party parliamentary delegation at the invitation of the Shura Council, to meet the Deputy Speaker, Foreign Affairs Committee, Second Deputy Premier, government ministers and Governor of the Saudi Arabia Monetary Authority. Also to visit King Saud University to discuss collaboration with UK universities on de-radicalisation.
(Registered 12 March 2014)
Address of donor: C/O Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office, 6 Grafton Street, London W1S 4EQ
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, in-country transport, accommodation and meals with a total value of £10,191.95
Destination of visit: Hong Kong
Date of visit: 25 to 31 May 2014
Purpose of visit: All Party Parliamentary China Group delegation to visit Hong Kong to understand more about the political and economic environment in Hong Kong and the progress towards universal suffrage and to engage with and support bids by British business.
(Registered 24 June 2014; updated 30 June 2014)
8. Land and Property
Holiday cottage in France. (Registered 14 November 2012)
11. Miscellaneous
I visited Guernsey (10-14 April 2014), at the expense of the Guernsey Government, in order to make a speech about insurance and to discuss strengthening the tourism links with my constituency. The cost of the visit was below registrable level. (Registered 1 May 2014)

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