Priti Patel

MP, Witham

Witham Conservative

Priti Patel’s voting in Parliament

Priti Patel is a Conservative MP, and 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 a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Consistently voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Consistently voted for encouraging occupational pensions 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 has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance 28 Apr 2016

    Healthcare professionals who carry out the Work Capability Assessment are trained in all aspects of their role including the application of Regulation 35. They are also issued with written guidance on all aspects of the Work Capability Assessment including the application of Regulation 35.
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance 28 Apr 2016

    Information on the outcomes of initial Employment and Support Allowance claims awarded under regulation 35 of the ESA Regulations 2008 can be found in Table 5 of the published statistics: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/esa-outcomes-of-wor k-capability-assessments-claims-made-to-jun-2015-and-appeals -to-dec-2015. The rest of the information requested is not readily available and...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Food Poverty 28 Apr 2016

    As part of the ongoing development of the sanctions policy, we have already implemented many of the recommendations from the All Party Parliamentary Inquiry Report ‘Feeding Britain’ and Matthew Oakley’s independent review of sanctions, since they were published in 2014 and some are still being considered. Where we identify an issue, we act to put it right. As with all our...

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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)

Numerology

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More about this

  • Has spoken in 28 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Priti Patel’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 90.27% 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.
  • 137 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Priti Patel’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 285 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 18 Apr 2016.

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

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