Eleanor Laing

MP, Epping Forest

Epping Forest Conservative

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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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  • Eleanor Laing generally voted against university tuition fees, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Eleanor Laing

Recent appearances

  • BHS 20 Oct 2016

    The hon. Lady has herself made clear in asking that question that she has not served for very long in this House, so no one would expect her to have a perfect knowledge of procedure. However, this is a Backbench Business Committee debate, so the Minister and the spokesmen for the two main Opposition parties can choose at what point they wish to enter the debate. The spokesman for the Scottish...
  • BHS 20 Oct 2016

    Order. Before we proceed with the debate, it is obvious to the House that we have a short time this afternoon. I expect this debate to finish at about half-past 2. I do not want to put on a time limit on such an earnest, decent and well-mannered debate, and I hope that Members will restrict themselves to some seven minutes. If everyone who has indicated that they wish to speak does so for...
  • Rights of EU Nationals 19 Oct 2016

    Order. This has been such a lively and excellent debate, with so many interventions, that speeches have gone way over eight minutes. I am afraid that I therefore now have to reduce the official time limit to six minutes, but I am sure there will still be lively interventions.

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Conservative MP for Epping Forest

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


Topics of interest

  • 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

  • First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means (since 3 Jun 2015)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 16 Oct 2013)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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 Jul 1999 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 123 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)
  • People have made 11 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 512 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 2016.


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