Eric Pickles’s voting in Parliament
Eric Pickles is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
This is a selection of Eric Pickles’s votes.
Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
Consistently voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
Generally voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
Generally voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
Almost always voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 5 Sep 2016.
1. Employment and earnings
21 December 2015
, received £2,000 from International Property Media Ltd, The Mill House, Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford CM1 1LG, for presenting awards at their awards ceremony on 7 December 2015. Hours: approx. 4 hrs (including travel time and preparation). (Registered 19 January 2016
From 4 April 2016
, non-executive board member of Leo Group Ltd, Swalesmoor Road, Halifax HX3 6UF. Until further notice, I will receive £40,000 per annum for an expected time commitment of 135 hours a year. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 18 April 2016; updated 21 April 2016)
Name of donor: Conservative Friends of Israel
Address of donor: 41 Whitehall
, London, SW1A 2BY
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): airfares, accommodation and hospitality for myself and my wife, valued at £3,700 in total
Destination of visit: Israel and the West Bank
Date of visit: 24-31 July 2015
Purpose of visit: Fact finding political delegation
(Registered 01 September 2015
Name of donor: The PCAA
Address of donor: PO
Box 4015, London W1A 6NH
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights and hotel; value £500
Destination of visit: Paris
Date of visit: 8-9 October 2015
Purpose of visit: delegation of MPs with the APPG
Against Anti-Semitism to discuss the rise in anti-semitic incidents across Europe and debate best practice in dealing with these issues.
(Registered 05 November 2015
Name of donor: (1) Australia Israel Cultural Exchange Limited (2) Conservative Friends of Israel
Address of donor: (1) Suite 836, Level 8, 1 Queens Road, Melbourne, 3004 VIC
, Australia (2) PO Box 72288, London, SW1P 9LB
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) flights, accommodation, food and Internal travel;£1,500 (2) accommodation (one night), internal travel (bus to Knesset) and food (one night); £700
Destination of visit: Israel
Date of visit: 11- 16 December 2015
Purpose of visit: Tripartite Australia Israel UK Leadership Dialogue conference.
(Registered 19 January 2016)
Extended Test Drive of Ford Mustang 26-29 February 2016
, provided by Ford Motor Company, Eagle Way, Warley, Brentwood CM13 3BW. Approximate value £120. (Registered 18 April 2016)
From 18 April 2016, unremunerated member of the advisory board of Community Security Trust
, a charity working against antisemitism and racism in British society. (Registered 18 April 2016)
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