Heather Wheeler

Conservative MP for South Derbyshire

@HeatherWheeler https://facebook.com/heatherwheeler4southderbyshire

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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:

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

Recent appearances

  • Newport Wafer Fab 21 Nov 2022

    I congratulate the Secretary of State on making this decision. As he knows, I have been closely involved and tried to make sure that the correct decision was taken. There are many spin-offs from our universities and UK companies that are very interested in taking semiconductors to the next stage. Can I have his assurance that the Government will look widely at who may take the business...
  • Prime Minister: Engagements 26 Oct 2022

    Thank you, Mr Speaker. I congratulate my right hon. Friend our new Prime Minister and thank our previous Prime Minister for the straightforward way in which she handled her resignation. I wish her and her family well for the future. Will my right hon. Friend please use his first appearance at the Dispatch Box to make it clear to the General Medical Council and the British Dental Association...
  • Health and Social Care Update 22 Sep 2022

    I welcome my right hon. Friend to her two new jobs. That is absolutely excellent. I speak on behalf of South Derbyshire residents. She may not know this, but a seventh of all new houses built in England last year were built in South Derbyshire. Could she please use South Derbyshire as a pilot for rolling out more GP services and more dental services?

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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

  • Health
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • International Development
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Treasury
  • Egypt
  • Sports: Clubs
  • Local Government Finance: Derbyshire
  • NHS: Innovation
  • Milk: Prices

Currently held offices

  • Member, Pension Dashboards (Prohibition of Indemnification) Bill Committee (since 19 Oct 2022)
  • Member, Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill [HL] Committee (since 9 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)
  • Member, Select Committee on the Armed Forces Bill (since 25 Feb 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office (8 Feb 2022 to 7 Sep 2022)
  • Assistant Whip (20 Sep 2021 to 8 Jul 2022)
  • 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)
  • The Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury (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)

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Nov 2022.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for surveys. All fees paid direct to South Derbyshire Conservative Association.
4 February 2022, payment of £225. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 11 March 2022)
12 August 2022, payment of £225 Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 12 August 2022)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: (1) Lockheed Martin UK Ltd (2) CAE U.K. Plc
Address of donor: (1) Cunard House, 15 Lower Regent Street, London SW1Y 4LR (2) Innovation Drive, Burgess Hill RH15 9TW

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) Domestic transport and subsistence, estimated value £193.5 (2) Domestic transport and subsistence, estimated value £193.5

Destination of visit: Monte Cassino

Dates of visit: 25-28 July 2022

Purpose of visit: APPG Armed Forces study tour of military cemeteries and battlefields.

(Registered 24 August 2022)
Name of donor: Coalition for Global Prosperity
Address of donor: Public Hall, 1 Horse Guards Ave, London SW1A 2HU

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Transport, hotel and subsistence, estimated value £2,203.71

Destination of visit: Jordan

Dates of visit: 19-14 October 2022

Purpose of visit: Coalition for Global Prosperity cross party visit to Jordan to see Syrian refugee camps.

(Registered 31 October 2022)
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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