Oliver Heald

MP, North East Hertfordshire

North East Hertfordshire Conservative

Oliver Heald campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Oliver Heald’s voting in Parliament

Oliver Heald is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

This is a selection of Oliver Heald’s votes.

  • Consistently voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Generally voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Almost always voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Oliver Heald’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Oliver Heald’s full vote analysis page for more.

Oliver Heald has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: Working Hours 7 Dec 2016

    There is no centrally held record of officials who opted out of the EU working time regulations and this information could only be obtained at disproportionate cost. Our departmental policy is that staff may opt out of the 48-hour working time limit at any time. These staff members are then supported via local line management, who arrange for regular health and safety risk assessments to...

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Profile

Conservative MP for North East Hertfordshire

Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

Also represented Hertfordshire North

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Constitutional Affairs
  • Work and Pensions
  • Duchy of Lancaster
  • Cabinet Office
  • Mental Health
  • Departmental Internet
  • Departments: Manpower
  • Departmental Consultants
  • Departmental Information Officers

Currently held offices

  • The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (since 16 Jul 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, House of Commons Governance Committee (16 Oct 2014 to 17 Dec 2014)
  • The Solicitor-General (6 Sep 2012 to 15 Jul 2014)
  • Member, Draft House of Lords Reform Bill (Joint Committee) (23 Jun 2011 to 26 Mar 2012)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (26 Oct 2010 to 15 Oct 2012)
  • Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 12 Dec 2012)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (26 Oct 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (22 Oct 2007 to 29 Oct 2012)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (10 May 2005 to 3 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (Justice) (15 Jun 2004 to 3 Jul 2007)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (9 Dec 2003 to 13 Jul 2005)
  • Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (1 Jun 2003 to 1 Jun 2005)
  • Shadow Cabinet Minister (Work and Pensions) (1 Jun 2002 to 1 Jun 2003)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Health) (1 Jun 2001 to 1 Jun 2002)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs) (1 Jun 2000 to 1 Jun 2001)
  • Member, Administration Committee (22 Jun 1998 to 21 Feb 2000)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jun 1997 to 1 Jun 2000)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Social Security) (6 Jul 1995 to 2 May 1997)
  • Member, Employment Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 31 Oct 1994)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 28 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Oliver Heald’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 16 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 88.65% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 10 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above 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.
  • 83 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Oliver Heald’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1032 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 21 Nov 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
From 1 June 2015 until 16 July 2016, strategic adviser for Weightmans LLP, Peat House, 1 Waterloo Way, Leicester LE1 6LP. I received £15,000 a year in return for 60 hours' work. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 04 June 2016; updated 22 July 2016)
8. Miscellaneous
Barrister (not currently in practice). (Registered 22 July 2016)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Christine Heald, as Office Manager.

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