Eleanor Laing

Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Ways and Means

Conservative MP for Epping Forest

@eleanor4epping 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.

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Last updated: 18 Jan 2021. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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  • No-fault Benefit Debts 21 Jul 2022

    As we approach the final Question before the summer, I join the Minister and everyone in the Chamber in wishing all Members and everyone who helps, supports and looks after us so well in the House a most peaceful and refreshing summer. Question put and agreed to. House adjourned.
  • Sir David Amess Summer Adjournment 21 Jul 2022

    Thank you. This has been an excellent debate—quite a contrast to the rest of the week—and a fitting remembrance of our dear friend Sir David. [Hon. Members: “Hear, hear.”] Question put and agreed to. Resolved, That this House has considered matters to be raised before the forthcoming adjournment.
  • Sir David Amess Summer Adjournment 21 Jul 2022

    I thank the hon. Gentleman for his point of order. I took the point of order that he made yesterday on the same subject, and I appreciate that matters have deteriorated since yesterday. As I said to the hon. Gentleman and to the House yesterday, I have to be very careful in dealing with these matters here in public in the Chamber, because this really is a matter of security. I have made sure...

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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

  • Chair, Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee (Commons) (since 12 Apr 2021)
  • Chair, Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee (Commons) (since 12 Apr 2021)
  • Member, Parliamentary Works Estimates Commission (since 23 Sep 2020)
  • 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, 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: 11 Jul 2022.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: R&A Championships Ltd
Address of donor: Beach House, Golf Place, St Andrews KY16 9JA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets, with hospitality, for the Open Golf Championship at Royal St. George's Golf Club in Sandwich, Kent; total value £350

Date received: 16 July 2021

Date accepted: 16 July 2021

Donor status: company, registration SC247047

(Registered 23 July 2021)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: SCI Kerr (a company)
Address of donor: Saint Jerome, Chemin du Haut Contras, 13810 Eygalieres

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Part use of a holiday home, approx. value £3,400

Destination of visit: France

Dates of visit: 2-16 August 2021

Purpose of visit: Private holiday.

(Registered 02 September 2021)

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