Priti Patel

MP, Witham

Witham Conservative

Priti Patel’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Priti Patel sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Priti Patel voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Priti Patel has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 16 Jan 2018

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Transport: Essex 19 Apr 2018

    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to invest in strategic transport infrastructure in Essex.
  • Military Action Overseas: Parliamentary Approval: Anti-Semitism 17 Apr 2018

    I start by paying tribute to our colleagues, the hon. Members for Stoke-on-Trent North (Ruth Smeeth), for Liverpool, Wavertree (Luciana Berger) and for Bassetlaw (John Mann), for their sheer determination and the courage with which they have spoken today. It is with a great sense of sadness and anger that I feel compelled to speak in the debate today. It is appalling that, in the 21st...

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Conservative MP for Witham

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

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Topics of interest

Priti Patel campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Justice
  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Treasury
  • Trade Unions
  • Staff
  • EU Law
  • Pay
  • Departmental Pay

Currently held offices

  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (since 27 Feb 2018)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (since 20 Feb 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Secretary of State for International Development (14 Jul 2016 to 8 Nov 2017)
  • Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (8 May 2015 to 14 Jul 2016)
  • The Exchequer Secretary (15 Jul 2014 to 8 May 2015)
  • Member, Draft Deregulation Bill (Joint Committee) (10 Jul 2013 to 11 Dec 2013)
  • Member, Public Administration Committee (5 Dec 2011 to 23 Jun 2014)
  • Member, Members' Expenses Committee (18 Jul 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 21 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Priti Patel’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 154 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 89.05% 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 — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 125 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Priti Patel’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 373 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 16 Apr 2018.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Sun Mark Ltd
Address of donor: 428 Long Drive, Greenford, Middlesex, UB8 8UH

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: company, registration 03010238

(Registered 28 April 2017)
Name of donor: Regents Education
Address of donor: Regent House, 167 Imperial Drive, Harrow HA2 7HD

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Donor status: company, registration 8517108

(Registered 28 April 2017)
Name of donor: Mrs S Sharma
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 28 April 2017)
Name of donor: Mr and Mrs A Pathak
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 02 May 2017)
Name of donor: J C Bamford Excavators Ltd
Address of donor: Lakeside Works, Rocester, Uttoxeter ST14 5JP

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000

Donor status: company, registration 561597

(Registered 19 June 2017)
Name of donor: Nine Hospitality 3 Ltd
Address of donor: 65-67 Clarendon Road, Watford WD17 1DS

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: company, registration 8839131

(Registered 19 June 2017)
Name of donor: Peter Cruddas
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 19 June 2017)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Government of India
Address of donor: Ministry of External Affairs, Akbar Bhawan, New Delhi

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Air fare, transfers and accommodation costs approx. £6,500

Destination of visit: New Delhi

Dates of visit: 7-11 January 2018

Purpose of visit: Head of UK delegation to the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas/Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) Parliamentarians Conference New Delhi.

(Registered 29 January 2018)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
Until 8 June 2017, I employed my husband, Alex Sawyer, as part-time Office Manager. (Updated 31 July 2017)

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

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