Priti Patel

MP, Witham

Witham Conservative

A selection of Priti Patel's votes

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  • Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Details
  • Voted very strongly for university tuition fees Details
  • Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs Details
  • Voted strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Details
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Details
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions Details

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Priti Patel never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment: Learning Disability 3 Jul 2015

    Centre for Health and Disability Assessments (CHDA), the provider responsible for carrying out Work Capability Assessments, are recruiting more healthcare professionals with detailed knowledge of specific health conditions such as learning difficulties. This will allow people to be assessed more quickly and reduce waiting times. In addition, CHDA are focussed on enhancing the customer...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Disability 3 Jul 2015

    The answers to your questions are as follows: (a) The decision to publish out-of-work benefits mortality statistics has not changed. (b) The publication date will be pre-announced here: pcoming-ad-hoc-statistical-releases (c) A cost estimate is unavailable. (d) It was not possible to answer the original question within cost limits....
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Poverty 3 Jul 2015

    Estimates of the number and proportion of children in relative and absolute low-income are published in the National Statistics Households Below Average Income (HBAI) series. Due to small sample sizes figures for Enfield and Enfield North constituency are not available as robust estimates cannot be produced for local level geographies. However, HBAI does provide 3-year average estimates of...

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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 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 100.00% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well 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 17–18 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") 214 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Jun 2015.


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