Heather Wheeler

The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

Conservative MP for South Derbyshire

@HeatherWheeler https://facebook.com/heatherwheeler4southderbyshire

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Heather Wheeler’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Heather Wheeler sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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

Heather Wheeler has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Ministerial Statements — Cabinet Office: Census 2021 28 Jun 2022

    The 22nd decennial census of population for England and Wales was taken on 21 March 2021. Today, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) publishes the first results that I have laid in a report before the House this morning. These results are just the start of an extensive range of Census 2021 statistics and analyses to be published during 2022 and 2023 and beyond. Census 2021 was a great...
  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Coronavirus: Cross Border Cooperation 27 Jun 2022

    The Government currently has no plans to introduce new travel restrictions at this time. It is the responsibility of each individual department to ensure the proper and efficient use and spending of taxpayers money. All Cabinet Office employees that undertake cross-border travel must seek relevant approvals to do so and must book this travel through approved contractors.
  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Civil Service Dyslexia and Dyspraxia Network 23 Jun 2022

    As set out in the Declaration on Government Reform and the recent Civil Service Diversity Strategy, the civil service is committed to setting a new standard for inclusive workplaces. The Cabinet Office values the importance of ensuring our workplaces are inclusive for colleagues with dyslexia and we engage with relevant Networks where appropriate. We engage with Civil Service Dyslexia and...

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Conservative MP for South Derbyshire

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

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Topics of interest

Heather Wheeler campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Health
  • International Development
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Local Government Finance: Derbyshire
  • Sports: Clubs
  • NHS: Innovation
  • Egypt
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders: Health Services

Currently held offices

  • Member, Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill [HL] Committee (since 9 Feb 2022)
  • The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office (since 8 Feb 2022)
  • Member, Charities Bill [HL] Committee (since 19 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Charities Bill [HL] Second Reading Committee (since 12 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Dormant Assets Bill [HL] Committee (since 15 Dec 2021)
  • Member, Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill Committee (since 3 Nov 2021)
  • Assistant Whip (since 20 Sep 2021)
  • Member, Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill (since 25 Feb 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (12 May 2021 to 24 Jun 2021)
  • Member, Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill (22 Feb 2021 to 22 Feb 2021)
  • Member, Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (9 Nov 2020 to 19 Oct 2021)
  • Member, Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Sub-committee on Online Harms and Disinformation (9 Nov 2020 to 19 Oct 2021)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (26 Jul 2019 to 13 Feb 2020)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government) (9 Jan 2018 to 26 Jul 2019)
  • Government Whip (15 Jun 2017 to 9 Jan 2018)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (17 Jul 2016 to 15 Jun 2017)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (15 Jul 2015 to 7 Nov 2016)
  • Member, Committee on Standards: Standards Review Sub-Committee (10 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Committee of Privileges (7 Jan 2013 to 11 Sep 2014)
  • Member, Committee on Standards (7 Jan 2013 to 11 Sep 2014)
  • Member, Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee (23 May 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 7 Jan 2013)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 27 Jun 2022.

1. Employment and earnings
9 December 2020, received £300 from the Korea Centre, Student Centre Building, Coventry University, 1 Gulson Road, Coventry CV1 2JH, for a speech and Q&A session on 19 November 2020. Hours: 4.5 hrs. (Registered 20 August 2021)
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for surveys. All fees paid direct to South Derbyshire Conservative Association.
30 July 2021, payment of £275. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 13 September 2021)
13 September 2021, payment of £275. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 13 September 2021)
4 February 2022, payment of £225. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 11 March 2022)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Betting and Gaming Council
Address of donor: Kings Building, 16 Smith Square, London SW1P 3HQ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Match ticket with lunch for Lord’s Cricket Ground, total value £874.80

Date received: 13 August 2021

Date accepted: 13 August 2021

Donor status: company, registration 12213577

(Registered 17 August 2021)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Holiday cottage in France: (i). (Registered 14 November 2012)

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