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:

  • Heather Wheeler voted against investigations into the Iraq war, 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.

Recent appearances

  • Coronavirus Response 20 Jul 2020

    My South Derbyshire constituents have strong links with Burton and Leicester. In light of the recent spikes in the covid virus there, what steps is my right hon. Friend taking to ensure that local authorities have the necessary powers to take local action to control the virus? Does he agree that localised action will be key to managing the virus as we move forward?
  • Covid-19 Update 16 Jul 2020

    Will my right hon. Friend commit to use the experience of what has happened in Leicester to inform future measures in other areas, with a ruling on which essential workers should be able to keep working, with all the appropriate safeguards, such as those in our high-class engineering companies in South Derbyshire and elsewhere?
  • Prime Minister: Engagements 15 Jul 2020

    It is a pleasure to be back, Mr Speaker. Toyota Motor Manufacturing, which is based in my constituency of South Derbyshire, is the leading producer of low emission hybrid cars in the UK. Its aim, like the Government’s, is to achieve zero emissions from its vehicles. Does my right hon. Friend agree with me about the importance of recognising and promoting the role that hybrids can play as we...

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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
  • Treasury
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • NHS: Innovation
  • Egypt
  • Sports: Clubs
  • Local Government Finance: Derbyshire
  • Prisoners: Rehabilitation

Other offices held in the past

  • 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, 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

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
Surveys completed for Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW:
1 August 2019, received £200. Hours: 1 hr. Fee paid direct to South Derbyshire Conservative Association. (Registered 10 January 2020)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: JCB Research Ltd
Address of donor: Rocester, Staffordshire ST14 5JP

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000 for the General Election

Donor status: company, registration 00682651

(Registered 10 January 2020)
Name of donor: Mr Victor Brewin
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £14,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 January 2020)
Name of donor: Mr Chris Corbin
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 January 2020)
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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