Eleanor Laing

Former Conservative MP for Epping Forest

@eleanor4epping https://facebook.com/eleanor.laing.1

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Eleanor Laing is a former MP for Epping Forest.

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Profile

Former Conservative MP for Epping Forest

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

Left the House of Commons on 30 May 2024 — Dissolved for 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
  • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse
  • Electronic Voting

Currently held offices

  • Member, Bishop's Stortford Cemetery Bill Unopposed Bill Committee (since 10 Jan 2024)
  • Chair, Parliamentary Works Estimates Commission (since 9 May 2023)
  • Chair, Parliamentary Works Estimates Commission (since 9 May 2023)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Bishop's Stortford Cemetery Bill Committee (10 Jan 2024 to 30 May 2024)
  • Chair, Parliamentary Works Estimates Commission ( 9 May 2023 to 30 Jan 2023)
  • Chair, Parliamentary Works Estimates Commission ( 9 May 2023 to 30 Jan 2023)
  • Member, Parliamentary Works Estimates Commission ( 6 Mar 2023 to 9 May 2023)
  • Member, Parliamentary Works Estimates Commission (30 Jan 2023 to 9 May 2023)
  • Chair, Standing Orders Committee (Commons) (12 Apr 2021 to 30 May 2024)
  • Chair, Standing Orders Committee (Commons) (12 Apr 2021 to 30 May 2024)
  • Member, Parliamentary Works Estimates Commission (23 Sep 2020 to 9 May 2023)
  • Member, Finance Committee (Commons) ( 9 Mar 2020 to 13 Dec 2022)
  • Member, Panel of Chairs (15 Jan 2020 to 30 May 2024)
  • Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Ways and Means ( 8 Jan 2020 to 30 May 2024)
  • 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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Valedictory Debate 24 May 2024

    Just before we come to the wind-up speeches, I hope that the House will indulge me bending the rules for a moment or two to say a few words before I vacate the Chair for the last time—which is a very difficult thing to do. The first time I sat in this Chair, I imagined that it would make me feel like somebody with power and grandeur. I tell you, I felt like Alice in Wonderland—you know...
  • Valedictory Debate 24 May 2024

    Just before I call the next hon. Gentleman, the hon. Member for Rutland and Melton made an impassioned intervention—a correct one, making an excellent point—but she kept referring to the hon. Gentleman as “you”. This upsets me so much. I cannot let it go, because what if, when I am not here—which will be very soon—nobody bothers? What if we descend into just an ordinary place,...
  • Finance (No.2) Bill 23 May 2024

    Before I suspend the House pending the arrival of Lords messages, may I take a moment to thank everyone for being so kind to me this afternoon and for their good wishes? It had not occurred to me when I put out a tweet—or whatever it is now called—just before 1 pm that, by 1.30 pm when I came into the Chamber, people would actually have read it. That was a real surprise to me. It would...

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