Eleanor Laing

Deputy Speaker (First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means)

Epping Forest Conservative

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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Eleanor Laing

Last updated: 13 Jun 2018

Recent appearances

  • Standards: Summer Adjournment 24 Jul 2018

    I thank the hon. Gentleman for his good wishes. Just before I call the Front Benchers, it might be helpful for the House to know that, following the point of order raised earlier by the hon. Member for City of Durham (Dr Blackman-Woods) about the availability of copies of the national planning policy framework, I can tell the House that the framework has now been laid before House and copies...
  • Standards: Summer Adjournment 24 Jul 2018

    I thank the hon. Lady for her kind words. On behalf of everybody behind the scenes in the House, I thank everyone who has spoken so eloquently this afternoon and wished a good recess to everybody who supports us here in the House of Commons. No, I have not forgotten the hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon)—far from it. It has become a sort of convention—almost a...
  • Relationships and Sex Education: Points of Order 19 Jul 2018

    The hon. Member for Bath (Wera Hobhouse) is perfectly in order to raise a point of order and I will come to her in just a moment, but I first call Madeleine Moon.

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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, 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

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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 159 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") 604 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 16 Jul 2018.

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