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Conservative MP for South Derbyshire
- Entered Parliament on 6 May 2010 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Heather Wheeler voted on key issues:
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Has never voted on a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Has never voted on 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: Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Health, Culture Media and Sport, Treasury
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Egypt, Sports: Clubs, Herbal Medicine: Regulation, Venture Capital, Milk: Prices
(based on written questions asked by Heather Wheeler and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Mobile Homes Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Disabled Persons' Parking Badges Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- PREVENTION OF SOCIAL HOUSING FRAUD BILL Committee (1 out of 1)
- Written Answers — Treasury: Venture Capital (15 Apr 2013)
“To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assessment he has made of the amount of funding invested in small and medium-sized enterprises through venture capital trusts since their introduction; and what assessment he has made of future trends in such investment; (2) what assessment he has made of the number of jobs to be created in small and medium-sized enterprises as a result of...”
- Tributes to Baroness Thatcher (10 Apr 2013)
“I represent an old mining area, and, as folk might imagine, some of the e-mails that I have received have been quite lively. However, I have been reminded that unemployment in my area is now 2.8%. The old mines have gone. People remember the difficulties that arose between the Union of Democratic Mineworkers, whose members did not strike, and the National Union of Mineworkers, whose members...”
- Royal Assent: Rail Franchising (26 Mar 2013)
“I congratulate my right hon. Friend on today’s statement, particularly the great news about Ilkeston station, which will immediately transform and regenerate the area by providing connectivity. Is this the new dawn for the National Forest line—the old Ivanhoe line; can we look forward to that, too?”
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- Has spoken in 34 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 7 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 84.27% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well below average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 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: 7 May 2013. More about the Register