John Whittingdale

MP, Maldon

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Maldon Conservative

John Whittingdale’s voting in Parliament

John Whittingdale is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, John Whittingdale sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • John Whittingdale consistently voted against allowing marriage between two people of same sex, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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John Whittingdale has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 21 Nov 2017

Recent appearances

  • Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions 16 Nov 2017

    Does my right hon. Friend share my concern about the decline of local newspapers and the consequences for local democracy? Will she welcome the launch by the BBC of the local news partnership, which will support the employment of local democracy reporters? Does she agree that, perhaps now, Google and Facebook, which also profit from local journalism, could support that initiative?
  • Written Answers — HM Treasury: Gambling: Excise Duties 8 Nov 2017

    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the revenue raised in each of the last four years from machine games duty on (a) Type 1, (b) Type 2 and (c) Type 3 machines; and if he will list the revenue raised in each of the last four years from remote gaming duty.
  • Exiting the Eu: Sectoral Analysis 7 Nov 2017

    As vice-Chairman of the Committee on Exiting the European Union, I thank my hon. Friend for his answer. The Select Committee has not actually discussed this matter formally, but from my own point of view, may I tell him that what he has said to the House this afternoon seems to be entirely reasonable?

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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
  • Treasury
  • Health
  • BBC
  • LNM Holdings
  • Unlicensed Broadcasting
  • Icelandic Trawlermen (Compensation)
  • Copyright

Currently held offices

  • Member, Committee on Exiting the European Union (since 11 Sep 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committee on Exiting 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)
  • 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 Committee (5 Jul 1993 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Member, Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (27 Apr 1992 to 21 Mar 1997)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Nov 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments received from AlphaSights Ltd, Thames Court, 1 Queenhithe, London EC4V 3DX, for advice on state of UK media industry and regulatory issues:
4 January 2017, received £500. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 31 January 2017)
17 January 2017, received £500. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 31 January 2017)
18 January 2017, received £850. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 31 January 2017)
13 June 2017, received £375. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 04 July 2017)
16 June 2017, received £1,000. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 04 July 2017)
26 June 2017, received £420. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 04 July 2017)
3 August 2017, received £420. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 11 October 2017)
31 August 2017, received £375. Hours: 40 mins. (Registered 11 October 2017)
28 September 2017, received £550. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 11 October 2017)
5 April 2017, received £3,000 from Association of British Bookmakers, Warwick House, 25 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0PP, for giving a speech to Annual General Meeting on 21 March 2017. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 19 April 2017)
From 22 April 2017 until further notice, member of an advisory board providing advice on media policy issues and regulatory developments to South West News Service, Media Centre, Emma Chris Way, Filton, Bristol BS34 7JU, for which I receive £1,000 a month. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. First payment received 1 May 2017. Hours: 6 hrs a month. (Registered 04 July 2017)
1 April 2017 until further notice, providing advice on regulatory issues and policy development to Authors Licensing and Collecting Society, Barnard's Inn, 86 Fetter Land, London EC4A 1EN, for which I receive £1,500 a quarter. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. First payment received 30 June 2017. Hours: 12 hrs a quarter. (Registered 04 July 2017)
18 September 2017, received payment of £564 from Guidepoint Global, 730 Third Ave, New York, NY 10017, for advice on state of UK Media and industry and regulatory issues. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 11 October 2017)
From 16 August 2017 until further notice, adviser to the Federation of International Polo, Miraflores 1556, 11500 Montevideo, Uruguay, for which I receive £3,000 a quarter. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. First payment received: 4 September 2017. Hours: 6 hours a month. (Registered 11 October 2017)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Alexander Temerko
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 04 July 2017)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: NBC Universal International
Address of donor: Central St Giles, St Giles High Street, London WC2H 8NU

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: one ticket for the BAFTA Film Awards and Dinner, value: £1,239

Date received: 12 February 2017

Date accepted: 12 February 2017

Donor status: company, registration 04415234

(Registered 24 February 2017)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan)
Address of donor: c/o Taipei Representative Office in the UK, 50 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0EB

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): flights, internal travel, accommodation and hospitality; approx. value £5,000

Destination of visit: Taipei

Dates of visit: 16 – 23 September 2017

Purpose of visit: Taiwan APPG delegation at the invitation of the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to gain a better understanding of economic and political issues concerning the country.

(Registered 26 October 2017)
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)

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