Craig Whittaker

MP, Calder Valley

Calder Valley Conservative

A selection of Craig Whittaker'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 moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords Details
  • Voted strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Details
  • Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Details
  • Voted very strongly for university tuition fees Details
  • Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs Details

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Craig Whittaker never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Energy and Climate Change: Child Poverty 25 Jun 2015

    Poverty levels are at their lowest since the mid-1980s. That is good news, and it shows that work actually does pay, but does my right hon. Friend agree that the current poverty measure is out of date, and that we need a measure that highlights the root causes of poverty?
  • Bills Presented: Devolution and Growth across Britain 3 Jun 2015

    I congratulate all new Members from both sides of the House on their excellent maiden speeches. I am obviously far too young to understand what my hon. Friend the Member for South Suffolk (James Cartlidge) was talking about when he mentioned something called “Lovejoy”. To get in my own plug, people in Calder Valley refer to me as the MP for the Happy Valley after the excellent...
  • Bills Presented: Devolution and Growth across Britain 3 Jun 2015

    I do not believe for one minute that it is being imposed. As the hon. Lady knows, because her constituents rejected that model, they do not have the mayoral system. People want the devolution of power, decision-making processes and money, but they do not want enlarged government and the further expense involved. Governance and accountability—yes; more government—no. Then there is...

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Conservative MP for Calder Valley

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Education
  • Defence
  • International Development
  • Health
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Defence: Procurement
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Railways: Franchises
  • Unmanned Air Vehicles
  • Housing Benefit

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Able Marine Energy Park Development Consent Order 2014 Committee (9 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Education Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

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Last updated: 8 Jun 2015.


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