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.

  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Consistently voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Almost always voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Consistently voted for encouraging occupational pensions 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

  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance 23 Sep 2015

    A total of 5,100 work capability assessments were carried out in Inverclyde; 221,900 in Scotland, and; 1,914,000 in Britain between April 2013 and March 2015. All figures are rounded to the nearest hundred. The assessments include Employment and Support Allowance initial assessments, repeat assessments and Incapacity Benefit reassessments.
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Inverclyde 23 Sep 2015

    Inverclyde is part of our Tranche 3 roll out schedule which runs from September 2015 to November 2015 and goes live on 12 October 2015. More information can be found at: ent_data/file/414937/universal-credit-national-expansion-tra nche-three-and-four.pdf
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance 23 Sep 2015

    The new statutory child maintenance scheme (“the 2012 Scheme” - administered by the Child Maintenance Service) has a number of key features designed to ensure that non-resident parents meet their financial responsibilities to their children. For example, the 2012 Scheme uses tax data taken directly from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, addressing challenges around...

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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 24 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 94.52% 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.
  • 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") 226 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 28 Sep 2015.

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

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