John Whittingdale

Former MP, Maldon

Maldon Conservative

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Recent appearances

  • Magnox: Early Contract Terminations 27 Mar 2017

    Will my right hon. Friend join me in paying tribute to the workforce at Bradwell-on-Sea in my constituency? They are doing a magnificent job in decommissioning the power station there. Will he confirm that nothing in his statement will prevent that work from continuing? Will he also listen to their concerns about the effect on their pension entitlements of certain changes that have been made...
  • Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee 16 Mar 2017

    On the establishment of inquiries, my hon. Friend will be aware that the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport is considering whether to reconvene the Leveson inquiry, which has already sat for 15 months, at a cost of more than £5 million, to examine events approaching 10 years ago. What advice would he give to the Secretary of State?
  • Sky/21ST Century Fox: Merger 16 Mar 2017

    Although it is clearly sensible to ask the regulator to examine this bid, does my right hon. Friend recognise that this transaction represents a £11.7 billion investment by an international company in a British broadcaster and is, as such, a fantastic vote of confidence in the UK’s remaining an international centre of broadcasting long after we leave the European Union?

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Former Conservative MP for Maldon

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

Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for 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

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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  • Has spoken in 23 debates in the last year — 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 83.30% 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 — 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.
  • 125 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 579 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 May 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)
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)
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: Viacom UK
Address of donor: 17-29 Hawley Crescent, London NW1 8TT.

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): hotel, return flights and show ticket for myself and a guest; total value £1,529.07

Destination of visit: Amsterdam

Date of visit: 9 to 11 November 2013

Purpose of visit: To attend 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards

This item is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 1 September 2016. Paragraph 16 of Chapter 4 of the 2015 Guide to the Rules refers.

(Registered 01 September 2016)
Name of donor: Conservative Friends of Israel Ltd
Address of donor: PO Box 72288, London SW1P 9LB

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation and subsistence worth approx. £2,000

Destination of visit: Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and West Bank

Dates of visit: 25-30 September 2016

Purpose of visit: Fact finding delegation to Israel, West Bank and Gaza Border.

(Registered 10 October 2016)
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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