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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:
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One of the problems with a non-statutory inquiry is people’s reluctance to come forward. If it becomes statutory, certain consequences obviously follow, including the publication of the names of those who are summoned to appear. Will my hon. Friend the Minister think about making his requirement that the co-operation be achieved in a short space of time more public, so that people...
I start by thanking my right hon. Friend the Member for Chelmsford (Vicky Ford) for securing the debate and for allowing me to make a brief contribution. I, too, represent several family members of those who lost their lives while in the care of EPUT. The matter has been continuing for a long time, and the inquiry is considering 20 years of NHS provision for people suffering from mental...
Does my hon. Friend agree that this is just the latest example of a dodgy Russian oligarch or similar using legal action to attempt to shut down legitimate journalism? I strongly welcome what he has said about the Government’s intention to act against SLAPPs, but will he commit to publishing the detail of that legislation as soon as possible? Will he look for a means by which it can be...
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
John Whittingdale campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 23 Jan 2023.