Priti Patel

MP, Witham

Witham Conservative

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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.

  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Almost always voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") 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 has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit 29 Jun 2016

    (i) For the financial year from 1st April 2015 to 31st March 2016, the Universal Credit programme paid for consultancy services from two firms at a total cost of 4.3m. These were service based contracts and we are unable to specify the number of people employed by these firms. (ii) For the current financial year, costs from 1st April 2016 to 31st May 2016 are available. Over this...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance 29 Jun 2016

    We are currently considering the recommendations contained in the Gingerbread report, Missing Maintenance. In relation to the recommendation on deductions from joint bank accounts, we have already started taking steps to implement this power and will be launching a public consultation soon on our proposed process to enable deductions from joint bank accounts. We remain committed to pursuing...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance 29 Jun 2016

    For the 1993 and 2003 Schemes the information you requested is set out on Page 40 of the Child Support Agency quarterly summary of statistics which can be accessed online at: y-quarterly-summary-of-statistics-march-2016 Information on enforcement for the 2012 scheme could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

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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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More about this

  • Has spoken in 29 debates in the last year — 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 medium number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 86.91% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
  • 140 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Priti Patel’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 291 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 27 Jun 2016.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Jockey Club Racecourses Ltd
Address of donor: 75 High Holborn, London WC1V 6LS

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: hospitality for my husband and me at Aintree Racecourse for the Grand National Meeting, estimated value £2,000

Date received: 7-9 April 2016

Date accepted: 7 April 2016

Donor status: company, registration 2909409

(Registered 25 April 2016)
Name of donor: Stansted Airport Ltd
Address of donor: Enterprise House, Bassingbourn Rd, Stansted CM24 1QW

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets to watch Arsenal v Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium

Date received: 17 April 2016

Date accepted: 17 April 2016

Donor status: company, registration 01990920

(Registered 03 May 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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