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Conservative MP for Calder Valley
- Entered Parliament on 6 May 2010 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Craig Whittaker voted on key issues:
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Education, Defence, International Development, Work and Pensions, Treasury
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Defence: Procurement, Railways: Franchises, Unmanned Air Vehicles, Housing Benefit, Special Educational Needs
(based on written questions asked by Craig Whittaker and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Children and Families Bill Committee (11 out of 19)
- Business Rates (4 Dec 2013)
“This relates to fairness. I have frequented Rochdale on many occasions—in fact, I used to run a business on the high street there. One key thing about Rochdale is that it has a lot of empty shops. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that the biggest imposition on retail on the high street was the imposition by the previous Government of rates on empty properties?”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: PISA Results (3 Dec 2013)
“Is it any wonder that Britain’s youth have not been prepared for the global race? Under Labour, one in every three pupils left primary school unable to read and write, the number of pupils sitting hard-core subjects halved and our employers totally lost faith in our exam system.”
- [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] — Bradford & Bingley plc (27 Nov 2013)
“In light of what the hon. Lady has just said, can she enlighten us as to why Bradford & Bingley was treated entirely differently from other banks, some of which received more than £60 billion in taxpayer money only a short time later?”
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- Has spoken in 20 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 32 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 82.03% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 2 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 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") 41 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 25 Nov 2013. More about the Register