Priti Patel

MP, Witham

Witham Conservative

Priti Patel’s voting in Parliament

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

This is a selection of Priti Patel’s votes.

  • Voted a mixture of for and against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Almost always voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Priti Patel’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Priti Patel’s full vote analysis page for more.

Priti Patel never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee 30 Nov 2015

    Communities and Local Government: The Government's Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill. 4:00 pm; The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
    Witnesses: Rt Hon Alastair Burt MP, Minister of State for Community and Social Care, Department of Health Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, Minister of State for Employment, Department for Work and Pensions Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government James Wharton MP, Minister for Local Growth and the Northern Powerhouse, Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Families 26 Nov 2015

    Officials have undertaken a number of activities to embed the Family Test into the policy making process. This has included training officials on applying the Test, as well as disseminating relevant evidence, learning materials and best practice.
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment 26 Nov 2015

    The Department will study the report. However, as the authors make clear, their report does not show a causal link between the Incapacity Benefit reassessment process and rates of suicide, mental ill-health or use of anti-depressants.

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Conservative MP for Witham

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Justice
  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Treasury
  • Trade Unions
  • Staff
  • EU Law
  • Pay
  • Departmental Pay

Currently held offices

  • Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (since 8 May 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Exchequer Secretary (15 Jul 2014 to 8 May 2015)
  • Member, Draft Deregulation Bill (Joint Committee) (10 Jul 2013 to 11 Dec 2013)
  • Member, Public Administration Committee (5 Dec 2011 to 23 Jun 2014)
  • Member, Members' Expenses Committee (18 Jul 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 21 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Has voted in 93.18% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 7 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 134 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Priti Patel’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 234 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Nov 2015.

9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my husband, Alex Sawyer, as part-time Office Manager.

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

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