Eric Pickles

MP, Brentwood and Ongar

Brentwood and Ongar Conservative

Eric Pickles campaigned to remain in the European Union

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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 reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Generally voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes

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Eric Pickles has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Orgreave: Public Inquiry into Policing 20 Jul 2016

    The future of South Yorkshire Police is clearly linked to this. These allegations are historical, but if we bring them together with more contemporary problems it seems to be a force that has institutionalised dysfunctionality. Surely my right hon. Friend now must look at the future function of South Yorkshire Police’s management, and not shy away from any fundamental reorganisation?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: West Bank 12 Jul 2016

    I, too, would like to associate myself with the Minister’s moving words about our late colleague, Jo Cox. As for the general point, my hon. Friend is quite right when he says that this will not help in moving towards a position in which people come together to talk. There is, however, the other side of the coin, with 36 Israelis, along with four foreign nationals, murdered this year....
  • EU Nationals: Uk Residence 4 Jul 2016

    The hyperbole and the overstatement from the Opposition Benches will do much to frighten EU nationals in this country, more so than anything that has been said from the Front Bench. But there is an urgency to giving a clear message on the matter. EU citizens are among our top surgeons, our top consultants, our top anaesthetists. They are among our top engineers and our top architects. These...

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Conservative MP for Brentwood and Ongar

Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Communities and Local Government
  • Treasury
  • 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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 20 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Eric Pickles’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 3 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 71.65% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 12 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.
  • 191 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Eric Pickles’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 736 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Jul 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)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: David Wall
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: hospitality for a three day business conference, Midlands Industrial Council, Southampton QE2 from 13 June 2015 for myself and my wife; value £1,500

Date received: 13 to 15 June 2015

Date accepted: 13 June 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 6 July 2015; updated 14 July 2015)
4. Visits outside the UK
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 Foundation
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)
8. Miscellaneous
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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