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Conservative MP for Witham
- Entered Parliament on 6 May 2010 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Priti Patel voted on key issues:
- Voted very strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Justice, Home Department, Business, Innovation and Skills, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Treasury
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Trade Unions, Staff, EU Law, Pay, Departmental Pay
(based on written questions asked by Priti Patel and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Immigration Bill Committee (9 out of 10)
- Postal Services Bill Committee (18 out of 21)
- Local Government Ombudsman (Amendment) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Budget Responsibility and National Audit Bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- Civil Aviation Bill Committee (12 out of 14)
- Welfare Reform Bill Committee (23 out of 26)
- Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: Topical Questions (2 Dec 2013)
“Does the Secretary of State agree that it is right for the Government to review the implications of the free movement directive, particularly for EU migration—and I welcome her remarks last week—and to look at individual measures such as imposing a cap on numbers of European migrants, once they reach a certain threshold?”
- Written Answers — Home Department: Overseas Visitors: EU Nationals (26 Nov 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what provisions are in place to prevent foreign nationals who have previously been served with an anti-social behaviour order within the UK from returning to the UK from another EU country.”
- Mental Health Homicide (21 Nov 2013)
“I have met the hon. Lady’s constituents, Yemi and her siblings, through my all-party group on victims and witnesses of crime when I published my recent report. Their case is distressing—indeed, it is absolutely harrowing—but it is worth putting it on record that it also shows the challenge we face in supporting victims in such cases. The system needs to support them when...”
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- Has spoken in 36 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 838 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 82.05% 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") 129 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 25 Nov 2013. More about the Register