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.
Consistently voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
48 votes for, 0 votes against, 6 absences, between 2012–2016
Consistently voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
0 votes for, 15 votes against, between 2011–2016
Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Show votes
3 votes for, 8 votes against, 4 absences, between 1997–2016
Generally voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
17 votes for, 5 votes against, 4 absences, between 2010–2015
Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010
Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
8 votes for, 4 votes against, 1 absence, between 2008–2016
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Eric Pickles has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 22 Feb 2017
I am very pleased to hear that the Government are going to issue new guidelines. I hope that they will reflect British values, which demand that Muslim women should be able to wear the hijab, that Sikhs should be able to wear the turban, that Jewish people should be able to wear a kippah and that Christians can wear a cross. If we remove that basic right, the nature of British values changes....
I didn’t hear you.
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Conservative MP for Brentwood and Ongar
Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election
Topics of interest
Eric Pickles campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Communities and Local Government
- Deputy Prime Minister
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Home Department
- Valuation Office Agency
- Home Information Packs
- Council Tax
- Local Government Finance
- Valuation Office
Other offices held in the past
- Minister for Faith (6 Aug 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
- The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (12 May 2010 to 8 May 2015)
- Party Chair, Conservative Party (19 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (3 Jul 2007 to 19 Jan 2009)
- Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (10 May 2005 to 3 Jul 2007)
- Deputy Chair, Conservative Party (10 May 2005 to 3 Jul 2007)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1 Nov 2003 to 10 May 2005)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (3 May 2002 to 1 Nov 2003)
- Shadow Minister (Transport) (1 Jun 2001 to 1 Jun 2002)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (1 Jun 1998 to 1 Jun 2001)
- Member, Transport Sub-committee (15 Jul 1997 to 30 Nov 1998)
- Member, Environment, Transport & Regional Affairs Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 30 Nov 1998)
- Member, Transport Committee (27 Nov 1995 to 21 Mar 1997)
- Vice-Chair, Conservative Party (1 Jul 1993 to 1 May 1997)
- Member, Environment Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 1 Mar 1993)
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- Has spoken in 21 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Eric Pickles’s speeches
- Has received answers to 4 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 74.56% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 8 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 738 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 20 Mar 2017.
1. Employment and earnings
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: Australia Israel Cultural Exchange Limited (AICE
Address of donor: Suite 836, Level 8, 1 Queens Road, Melbourne 3004 VIC
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): flight, transport and accommodation with a value of £3,400
Destination of visit: Israel
Dates of visit: 16-20 December 2016
Purpose of visit: Tripartite Australia Israel UK Leadership Dialogue conference in Israel.
(Registered 19 January 2017
Name of donor: (1) Conservative Friends of Israel (2) Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: (1) CFI Ltd, PO Box 72288, London, SW1P 9LB (2) 9 Yitzhak Rabin Blvd., Kiryat Ben-Gurion, Jerusalem 9103001
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) Air travel, VIP airport service, accommodation, hospitality for me and my spouse, with a value of £7,200 (2) Bus travel for me and my spouse, with a value of £650
Destination of visit: Israel and the West Bank
Dates of visit: 12-17 February 2017
Purpose of visit: Fact finding political delegation.
(Registered 14 March 2017)
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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