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 increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
Consistently voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
Almost always voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
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Eric Pickles has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Home Affairs: Antisemitism.
Witnesses: Tim Farron MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP, UK Special Envoy for post-Holocaust issues and former Conservative Party Chairman
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will assess the additional costs to the NHS if Israeli-owned or Israeli-based companies were banned from supplying generic medicines to the NHS.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an estimate of the annual (a) volume and (b) value of medicines supplied by Israeli-owned or Israeli-based companies to the NHS.
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Conservative MP for Brentwood and Ongar
Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election
Topics of interest
- 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 20 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 72.58% 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.
- 188 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: 5 Dec 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: (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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