Eleanor Laing

Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Ways and Means

Conservative MP for Epping Forest

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Academy Schools

Schools with "Academy Status" are given financial independence and freedom from local authority control. Votes have also been held on what requirements ought be made of Academy Schools in relation to admissions, exclusions and personal, social and health education.

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Eleanor Laing almost always voted for academy schools

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

Key votes about academy schools:

  • On 25 May 2016: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Queen's Speech — Forcing Schools to Become Academies — Further Rises in University Tuition Fees Show vote
  • On 13 Apr 2016: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Schools White Paper — Academies Show vote
  • On 22 Mar 2016: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on March 2016 Budget Show vote
  • On 11 May 2011: Eleanor Laing voted for more academy schools, free early education for 3 and 4 year olds, restricting reporting on allegations against teachers, and to abolish five education related quangos. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2011: Eleanor Laing voted to allow the establishment of free schools, to abolish a range of teaching related bodies, to allow student loan interest to be charged at market rates, and to allow teachers to search pupils. Show vote
  • On 26 Jul 2010: Eleanor Laing voted to treat applications from schools seeking academy status received before the bill comes into force as if they were applications under the provisions of the bill. Show vote
  • On 26 Jul 2010: Eleanor Laing voted to enable more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Academies Bill — Permitting Special Schools to Become Academies Show vote
  • On 21 Jul 2010: Eleanor Laing voted against requiring new academy schools to only be built in areas where there is a proven need for additional capacity. Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2010: Eleanor Laing voted to enable more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2010: Eleanor Laing voted to enable more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote

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