About your Member of Parliament

Your MP (John Whittingdale) represents you, and all of the people who live in Maldon, at the UK Parliament in Westminster.

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Conservative MP for Maldon

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

Also represented Maldon and East Chelmsford; Colchester South and Maldon

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Topics of interest

John Whittingdale campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Trade and Industry
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Health
  • Treasury
  • BBC
  • LNM Holdings
  • Unlicensed Broadcasting
  • Icelandic Trawlermen (Compensation)
  • Correspondence

Currently held offices

  • Member, Zoological Society of London (Leases) Bill Committee (since 21 Feb 2024)
  • Member, Media Bill Committee (since 29 Nov 2023)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Data Protection and Digital Information (No. 2) Bill Committee ( 9 May 2023 to 23 May 2023)
  • The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport ( 9 May 2023 to 20 Dec 2023)
  • Minister of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology) ( 9 May 2023 to 20 Dec 2023)
  • Minister of State (13 Feb 2020 to 16 Sep 2021)
  • Member, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union (31 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport ( 8 May 2015 to 14 Jul 2016)
  • Chair, Privacy and Injunctions (Joint Committee) ( 8 Sep 2011 to 12 Mar 2012)
  • Chair, Privacy and Injunctions (Joint Committee) ( 8 Sep 2011 to 12 Mar 2012)
  • Member, Privacy and Injunctions (Joint Committee) (14 Jul 2011 to 8 Sep 2011)
  • Vice-Chair, Conservative 1922 Committee ( 1 Jul 2008 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (11 Jul 2005 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (11 Jul 2005 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport ( 1 Jul 2004 to 5 May 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs ( 1 Nov 2003 to 1 Jul 2004)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (23 Jul 2002 to 15 Nov 2003)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (Trade and Industry) (18 Sep 2001 to 23 Jul 2002)
  • Member, Trade & Industry Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 29 Oct 2001)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury) ( 1 Jun 1998 to 1 Jun 1999)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) ( 1 Jun 1997 to 1 Jun 1998)
  • Member, Health and Social Care Committee ( 5 Jul 1993 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (27 Apr 1992 to 21 Mar 1997)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Recent appearances

  • Iran-Israel Update 15 Apr 2024

    It has been two weeks since the Iran International journalist was attacked on the streets of our capital. The journalists and families of those working for BBC Persian live under constant threat. The organisation responsible for those acts is the IRGC, working for the Iranian regime, so will my right hon. Friend therefore look to see what further measures can be taken, including outlawing...
  • Home Department: Topical Questions 15 Apr 2024

    If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
  • Home Department: Topical Questions 15 Apr 2024

    May I add my condolences, Mr Speaker? My right hon. Friend will be aware that police numbers in Essex are at record levels and that overall crime is down. However, there has been a rise in vehicle thefts. Will he therefore welcome the efforts of our excellent police, fire and crime commissioner, Roger Hirst, in establishing a stolen vehicle intelligence unit that has so far recovered £14...

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Last updated: 18 Mar 2024.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Guards Polo Club
Address of donor: Smiths Lawn, Windsor Great Park, Egham TW20 0HP
Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets and lunch at the Coronation Cup match, value £710
Date received: 29 July 2023
Date accepted: 29 July 2023
Donor status: company, registration 02403242
(Registered 07 August 2023)
Name of donor: Channel Four TV Corporation
Address of donor: 124 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2TX
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets with hospitality to the BAFTA EE Film Awards, total value £3,160
Date received: 18 February 2024
Date accepted: 18 February 2024
Donor status: company, registration 01533774
(Registered 27 February 2024)
Name of donor: BPI (British Recorded Music) Ltd
Address of donor: 27 Old Gloucester Street, London WC1N 3AX
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets with hospitality to the BRIT Awards, value £3,000
Date received: 2 March 2024
Date accepted: 2 March 2024
Donor status: company, registration 01132389
(Registered 11 March 2024)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Betting and Gaming Council
Address of donor: 1 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4BU
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Two tickets to the Dublin Racing Festival, including flights and accommodation, total value £1,290
Destination of visit: Dublin
Dates of visit: 3-5 February 2024
Purpose of visit: To attend the Dublin Racing Festival.
(Registered 12 February 2024)
5. Gifts and benefits from sources outside the UK
Name of donor: Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (Qatar Ministry of Sports and Culture) and the Embassy of the State of Qatar
Address of donor: 1 South Audley Street, London W1K 1NB
Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: Two tickets to Qatar Goodwood Festival 2023 including hospitality and accommodation for one night, value £600
Date received: 2 August 2023
Date accepted: 2 August 2023
Donor status: other
(Registered 07 August 2023)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Flat in London: (i) and (ii). (Registered 08 October 2012)
10. Family members engaged in lobbying the public sector on behalf of a third party or client
Until 12 May 2023, my daughter, Alice Whittingdale, was employed as a Consultant at Pagefield Communications. (Registered 21 January 2019; updated 06 April 2022, 21 April 2022 and 18 August 2023)
My daughter, Alice Whittingdale, is employed as a Senior Consultant at Hanover Communications. (Registered 07 August 2023)

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