Eleanor Laing

Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Ways and Means

Conservative MP for Epping Forest

@EleanorLaingMP https://facebook.com/eleanor.laing.1

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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

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

Eleanor Laing has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Covid-19 22 Oct 2020

    Order. I am going to stop the Minister. I let her do it once; she called the hon. Member for Twickenham “you” and now she is calling the hon. Member for Rhondda “you”. Please call him “the hon. Gentleman”.
  • Covid-19 22 Oct 2020

    The last speaker from the Back Benches will be Greg Smith. I know that many Members who have waited to speak this afternoon will be disappointed, as quite a large number have not been called. I must point out that all the people who have not been called are those who have spoken many times in recent weeks. I am sure that a little arithmetic will show that with the number of Members there are,...
  • Additional Covid-19 Restrictions: Fair Economic Support 21 Oct 2020

    Order. I did not want to interrupt the hon. Lady’s rhetoric, but three times during her speech she addressed the Minister. Yes, I see she gets the point. I make the point so that Members who are new to the House will not think she is correct, and I let her do it three times. The hon. Lady clearly knows, and I hope others will take note, that she should address the Chair.

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Conservative MP for Epping Forest

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

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Topics of interest

We don't know whether Eleanor Laing campaigned to leave, or stay in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Justice
  • Education and Skills
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Departmental Freedom of Information
  • Departmental Databases
  • Departmental Data Protection
  • Electronic Voting
  • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

Currently held offices

  • Member, Finance Committee (Commons) (since 9 Mar 2020)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 15 Jan 2020)
  • Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Ways and Means (since 8 Jan 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Standing Orders Committee (1 Nov 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (28 Jun 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • 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)
  • Deputy Speaker (First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means) (16 Oct 2013 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • 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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 26 Oct 2020.

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