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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:

We have lots more plain English analysis of John Whittingdale’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit John Whittingdale’s full vote analysis page for more.

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

Recent appearances

  • Making Britain the Best Place to Grow Up and Grow Old 16 May 2022

    It is a pleasure to speak in support of this Queen’s Speech. It is tempting to respond to a number of the points made by the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South (Bridget Phillipson), whose speech sounded remarkably like a bid for the leadership of the Labour party. However, given the lack of time, I want to concentrate on just four Bills, all of which emanate from the Department...
  • Making Britain the Best Place to Grow Up and Grow Old 16 May 2022

    No, if the hon. Gentleman will forgive me, as I am under a lot of pressure to keep this short. The second Bill is the media Bill, which is vital for the future of public service broadcasting in this country. A lot of attention will be given to the provisions on Channel 4, which I welcome, although it is important that we debate those and discuss the model that Channel 4 should operate in...
  • Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Marine Environment: Shellfish 28 Apr 2022

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help protect shellfish waters around the UK.

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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)
  • Copyright

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 16 May 2022.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from from AlphaSights Ltd, Thames Court, 1 Queenhithe, London EC4V 3DX:
25 November 2021, received £458.33 for a speech on the UK Economy. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 21 December 2021; updated 21 April 2022)
26 January 2022, received £1,000 for a speech on UK Consumer issues. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 01 February 2022; updated 21 April 2022)
20 January 2022, received £6,000 from the Betting and Gaming Council, 90 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1EU, for a speech to its Annual General Meeting. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 01 February 2022)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: BPI (British Recorded Music Industry) Ltd
Address of donor: Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7JA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets to the Brit Awards, value £2,000

Date received: 8 February 2022

Date accepted: 8 February 2022

Donor status: company, registration 01132389

(Registered 10 February 2022)
Name of donor: Amazon Prime Video
Address of donor: Amazon, 1 Principal Place, Worship Street, London EC2A 2FA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets to the BAFTA Awards, value £3,096

Date received: 13 March 2022

Date accepted: 13 March 2022

Donor status: company, registration 033223028

(Registered 31 March 2022)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar
Address of donor: Almirqab Tower, West Bay, Doha, Qatar

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation, internal travel and meals with a value of £5,400

Destination of visit: Doha, Qatar

Dates of visit: 25-28 March 2022

Purpose of visit: Participation at the Doha Forum 2022.

(Registered 21 April 2022)
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
My daughter, Alice Whittingdale, is employed as a Consultant at Pagefield Communications, Ground Floor, 16 Dufour's Place, London W1F 7SP. (Registered 21 January 2019; updated 06 April 2022 and 21 April 2022)

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