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: 12 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • Universal Credit 17 Oct 2018

    I want to focus on the principles behind UC and why it has been brought in, as that is the key to understanding how we can ensure UC works as it was supposed to. Present changes and issues with the roll-out and the detail of implementation are of course important, but they should not take attention away from the core principles of UC and how it transforms lives. I was here in the Chamber in...
  • Universal Credit 17 Oct 2018

    No, I will not. I do not have time. We must also ensure that we fully provide the ladder of opportunity to give a foothold to people and families who want to work and support them into work, as well as addressing the challenges in our welfare system. The task of this Government and the Treasury is well-versed, and I know that the Minister will not have to cover this point later. We must now...
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Health Education: Schools 17 Oct 2018

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will add stem cell donation to the statutory guidance relating to Health Education for secondary school pupils.

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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
  • Pay
  • EU Law
  • 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)


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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 15 Oct 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
22 June 2018, received £350 from the BBC, New Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA, for an appearance on This Week on 19 April 2018. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 04 July 2018)
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)

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