Eleanor Laing’s voting in Parliament
Eleanor Laing is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
However, Eleanor Laing sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
Eleanor Laing generally voted against university tuition fees, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
Eleanor Laing generally voted for higher taxes on banks, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes
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Last updated: 9 Apr 2019
Order. The hon. Lady cannot do that. This is not fair because I am now obliged to call her to order, so the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire (Pete Wishart) will call me old-fashioned, which I am not—just because I approve of the tie he is wearing, on behalf of his mother.
Before I call the hon. Member for Ellesmere Port and Neston (Justin Madders), I would say that the hon. Lady is absolutely right. There are a small number of women here in Parliament who have become mothers while being Members of Parliament. Those of us who have done it know that it is a challenge, but it is far from impossible. It is very worthwhile, and it is really important that we...
I am delighted to hear the right hon. Lady say that. The situation has improved somewhat since those days, but it has a long way to go. I can say that with the impartiality of the Chair, because I do not think there is anyone who will disagree.
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Conservative MP for Epping Forest
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Topics of interest
We don't know whether Eleanor Laing campaigned to leave, or stay in the European Union
- Education and Skills
- Home Department
- Communities and Local Government
- Departmental Freedom of Information
- Departmental Databases
- Departmental Data Protection
- Electronic Voting
- Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse
Currently held offices
- Member, Standing Orders Committee (since 1 Nov 2017)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (since 28 Jun 2017)
- Deputy Speaker (First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means) (since 16 Oct 2013)
Other offices held in the past
- First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means (3 Jun 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Panel of Chairs (16 Oct 2013 to 3 May 2017)
- First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means (16 Oct 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (28 Jan 2013 to 6 Jan 2014)
- Member, Parliamentary Privilege (Joint Committee) (3 Dec 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (12 Nov 2012 to 22 Nov 2013)
- Member, Draft House of Lords Reform Bill (Joint Committee) (23 Jun 2011 to 26 Mar 2012)
- Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (26 Jul 2010 to 28 Mar 2011)
- Member, Political and Constitutional Reform Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 31 Oct 2013)
- Shadow Minister (Justice) (3 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Minister (Women and Equality) (8 Dec 2005 to 3 Jul 2007)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland (10 May 2005 to 8 Dec 2005)
- Shadow Minister (Women) (6 Jul 2004 to 10 May 2005)
- Shadow Minister (Children) (1 Jul 2003 to 1 Dec 2003)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Education) (1 Jul 2001 to 1 Jul 2003)
- Opposition Spokesperson (Constitutional Affairs, Scotland and Wales) (1 Jul 2000 to 1 Jul 2001)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Oct 1998 to 1 Jul 2000)
- Member, Transport Sub-committee (1 Jul 1998 to 5 Jul 1999)
- Member, Environment, Transport & Regional Affairs Committee (22 Jun 1998 to 5 Jul 1999)
- Member, Employment Sub-committee (31 Jul 1997 to 29 Nov 1999)
- Member, Education & Employment Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 29 Nov 1999)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 155 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Eleanor Laing’s speeches
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 0.00% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 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") 633 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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