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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.
Order. I remind the House that, as we said in the last statement, statements are followed by questions, not speeches. We must have short questions; it will not harm the Minister or the Chair if we have long questions and speeches, but it will harm the people who do not get a chance to be called, so I ask for some courtesy and brevity.
Order. Don’t shout at the Secretary of State. [Interruption.] And don’t shout at me, either. [Laughter.]
The prize for patience and perseverance goes to Dr Kieran Mullan.
More of Eleanor Laing’s recent appearances
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
- Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse
- Electronic Voting
Currently held offices
- 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)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 144 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 — 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 35.29% 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.
- 79 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Eleanor Laing’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 664 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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