Craig Whittaker

MP, Calder Valley

Calder Valley Conservative

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How Craig Whittaker voted
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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") Source
  • Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
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Craig Whittaker occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Todmorden and Calder High Schools 9 Mar 2015

    I accept what my right hon. Friend says about surveys, but the local authority surveys of Todmorden and Calder high schools are consistent. For decades, Todmorden high school has been prioritised streets ahead of Calder high, yet under the national surveys it is completely the other way around. Surely there is cause to look again at the national surveys of those two schools, because they are...
  • Todmorden and Calder High Schools 9 Mar 2015

    My predecessor, the Labour MP for Calder Valley, tried in vain for 13 years to convince her Government to rebuild both Calder and Todmorden high schools. The two schools have been at the top of the local authority priority list for many years, nay for decades. The problem with the previous Labour Government’s Building Schools for the Future programme was that these schools never hit the...

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Conservative MP for Calder Valley

Entered 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

Currently held offices

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

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Mar 2015.

1. Directorships
Whittaker Consultants, 8 King Cross Street Halifax West Yorkshire HX1 2SH (not trading)
4. Sponsorships
(b) Support in the capacity as an MP:
(b) Name of donor: Carpet & Flooring Megastore
(b) Address of donor: Stercap House, Wakefield Road, Brighouse, West Yorkshire, HD6 1PU
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
(b) Date of receipt: 30 September 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 30 September 2014
(b) Donor status: company, registration 04295612
(b) (Registered 13 January 2015)
(b) Name of donor: Offshore Group Newcastle Ltd
(b) Address of donor: OGN House, Hadrian Way, Wallsend NE28 6HL
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(b) Date of receipt: 15 December 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 15 December 2014
(b) Donor status: company, registration 06390883
(b) (Registered 13 January 2015)
8. Land and Property
I receive rental income from two houses in Rastrick, Brighouse and two houses in Wyke, Bradford. (Updated 24 October 2012)
9. Shareholdings
(a) Whittaker Consultants (not trading)

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