A selection of Eleanor Laing's votes
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Generally voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
0 votes for, 7 votes against, 8 absences, between 2011–2016
Generally voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 4 votes against, 4 absences, between 1999–2016
Generally voted against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
2 votes for, 5 votes against, 7 absences, between 2003–2016
Generally voted against university tuition fees Show votes
3 votes for, 9 votes against, 3 absences, between 1997–2016
Almost always voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
10 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2016
Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, in 2013
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.
Order. We have an unusual procedural situation here. Of course there is plenty of time for our Adjournment debate, given that it started as early as this, and we are discussing a very serious matter, but Members who are now rising to speak gave no indication before the Minister spoke that they wished to do so. That does not mean that they will not be permitted to speak, but just because this...
Order. I do not want any clapping; “Hear, hear” will be fine. As the right hon. Gentleman concludes his valedictory speech in the House, I am sure that the whole House will join me in wishing him well.
Order. I thank the hon. Gentleman for his extremely kind words, and for his courtesy, which he always shows at the Dispatch Box and in the Chamber.
More of Eleanor Laing’s recent appearances
Former Conservative MP for Epping Forest
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for 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
- Electronic Voting
- Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse
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
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 120 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.
- 76 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 538 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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