Heather Wheeler

Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Conservative MP for South Derbyshire

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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:

  • Heather Wheeler voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Heather Wheeler generally voted against allowing marriage between two people of same sex, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Heather Wheeler has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 19 Dec 2018

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Travellers: Caravan Sites 18 Jan 2019

    In March 2016 the Government published draft guidance to local housing authorities on the periodical review of housing needs for people living in caravans and houseboats, in relation to the duty under section 8 of the Housing Act 1985. We are considering the future of this guidance in light of the responses to the consultation on unauthorised development and encampments.
  • Guildford Borough Council — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] 16 Jan 2019

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Betts. I draw Members’ attention to my entry in the Register of Ministers’ Financial Interests. Mr Betts, do you mind if I shuffle around a bit? Of course I should not have my back to the Chair, but I want to address my hon. Friend the Member for Mole Valley (Sir Paul Beresford) directly. I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing...
  • Guildford Borough Council — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] 16 Jan 2019

    I am always interested when planning inspectors ask nuanced, leading questions of local plans and answer them themselves at the same time. We await the planning inspector’s comments with interest. As my hon. Friend correctly stated, the Guildford local plan is currently under examination, with further hearings due to be held on 12 and 13 February. That will give two more opportunities for...

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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
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Department for Culture Media and Sport
  • Egypt
  • Sports: Clubs
  • Local Government Finance: Derbyshire
  • NHS: Innovation
  • Venture Capital

Currently held offices

  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government) (since 9 Jan 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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 on Privileges (7 Jan 2013 to 11 Sep 2014)
  • Member, Committee on Standards (7 Jan 2013 to 11 Sep 2014)
  • Member, Housing, Communities and Local Government 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)


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  • Has spoken in 20 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Heather Wheeler’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 low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 84.46% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 82 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Heather Wheeler’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 134 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Jan 2019.

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)

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

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