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Conservative MP for South Derbyshire
- Entered Parliament on 6 May 2010 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Heather Wheeler voted on key issues:
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Has never voted on a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Select Committee membership
- Member, Standards Committee (since 7 Jan 2013)
- Member, Privileges Committee (since 7 Jan 2013)
- Member, Communities and Local Government Committee (since 23 May 2011)
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, International Development, Treasury, Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Health
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Egypt, Sports: Clubs, Herbal Medicine: Regulation, Venture Capital, Milk: Prices
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Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Pensions Bill Committee (11 out of 12)
- Defence Reform Bill Committee (13 out of 14)
- Disabled Persons' Parking Badges Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- PREVENTION OF SOCIAL HOUSING FRAUD BILL Committee (1 out of 1)
- Mobile Homes Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Business of the House: Typhoon Haiyan (28 Nov 2013)
“I congratulate the Secretary of State on her announcement and the hard work that is being undertaken. On behalf of the people of South Derbyshire who have written to me—this is reflected in what has been said by Government and Opposition Members—may I say that the great contributions made by the public have been astonishing? I put it on record that it is not just a matter of the...”
- Business of the House: Sexual Violence in Conflict (28 Nov 2013)
“I congratulate the Foreign Secretary on his announcement, and congratulate Ministers on all the work that they are doing. I should also draw attention to my declaration in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. I have visited the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Jordan, where I was able to speak to women in refugee camps. May I remind the Foreign Secretary of the point made...”
- Fire Services (Derbyshire) (25 Nov 2013)
“To return to the fire and rescue service, does the hon. Gentleman agree that the document would have more merit if it were based on correct statistics? It mis-estimates the future growth of the south Derbyshire district by at least 6,000 houses and takes no account of future industrial growth, which is why I object to the proposals—they are not based on facts.”
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- Has spoken in 29 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 7 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 85.19% 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") 49 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 25 Nov 2013. More about the Register