Alan Whitehead

Shadow Minister (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Climate Change)

Former Labour MP for Southampton, Test


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Alan Whitehead is a former MP for Southampton, Test.

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Former Labour MP for Southampton, Test

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 30 May 2024 — Dissolved for election

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Topics of interest

Alan Whitehead campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Treasury
  • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Green Homes Grant Scheme
  • Energy: Meters
  • Energy Company Obligation
  • Bulb Energy: Insolvency
  • Energy: Prices

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Climate Change) (since 10 Oct 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Energy Bill [HL] Committee (17 May 2023 to 29 Jun 2023)
  • Shadow Minister (Climate Change and Net Zero) ( 4 Dec 2021 to 30 May 2024)
  • Member, Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill Committee ( 9 Nov 2021 to 25 Nov 2021)
  • Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (10 Oct 2016 to 4 Dec 2021)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (12 Sep 2016 to 28 Nov 2016)
  • Shadow Minister (Energy and Climate Change) (18 Sep 2015 to 28 Jun 2016)
  • Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee ( 8 Jul 2015 to 30 Nov 2015)
  • Member, Committee on Standards: Standards Review Sub-Committee (10 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Committee of Privileges ( 7 Jan 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Committee on Standards ( 7 Jan 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Energy and Climate Change Committee (19 Jan 2009 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Draft Marine Bill (Joint Committee) ( 8 May 2008 to 22 Jul 2008)
  • Member, Justice Committee ( 6 Nov 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Draft Climate Change Bill (Joint Committee) (18 Mar 2007 to 3 Aug 2007)
  • Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 7 Jan 2013)
  • Member, Constitutional Affairs Committee (28 Jan 2003 to 6 Nov 2007)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Transport, Local Government and Regions) (11 Jun 2001 to 28 May 2002)
  • Member, Environment Sub-committee (15 Jul 1997 to 6 Dec 1999)
  • Member, Environment, Transport & Regional Affairs Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 6 Dec 1999)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Floating Offshore Wind and Contracts for Difference — [Sir Philip Davies in the Chair] 23 May 2024

    I congratulate the hon. Member for North Devon (Selaine Saxby) on securing this debate. It is sad, but understandable, that there are not more Members present in the Chamber to take part in or listen to it. I have to say that if more hon. Members had been present, they would have heard a comprehensive and substantive contribution from the hon. Member in support of floating offshore wind, as...
  • Energy Security and Net Zero: Energy Bills 21 May 2024

    The Minister and her colleagues have repeatedly said today that they care about cutting bills for families, but a recent report by the Resolution Foundation found that the onshore wind ban has hit the poorest households’ income six times harder than that of the richest. Such households have been forced to pay additional electricity bills as a result of the total failure to build onshore...
  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Sector: Solar Power 17 May 2024

    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when his Department plans to publish guidance on the installation of solar technology on the (a) central Government and (b) wider public sector estate.

More of Alan Whitehead’s recent appearances

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