John Whittingdale campaigned to leave the European Union
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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.
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John Whittingdale has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Criminal proceedings connected to the subject matter of the Leveson inquiry, including the appeals process, have not yet completed. We? have always been clear that these cases must conclude before we consider part 2 of the inquiry.
This is something that will need to be considered in detail once those cases have been concluded. There are still areas that were not fully explored in the original inquiry. There have obviously been events since the original inquiry, not least the proceedings in the courts. All these matters will need to be taken into account when we consider how best to proceed after the conclusion of those...
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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
- Trade and Industry
- Culture Media and Sport
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- LNM Holdings
- Unlicensed Broadcasting
- Icelandic Trawlermen (Compensation)
Other offices held in the past
- 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)
- 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)
Previous MPs in this constituency
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- Has spoken in 9 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all John Whittingdale’s speeches
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 81.93% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 6 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 139 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on John Whittingdale’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 557 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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