Priti Patel

MP, Witham

Witham Conservative

Priti Patel campaigned to leave the European Union

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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 consistently voted against an investigation into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Last updated: 8 Feb 2017

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for International Development: Department for International Development: Consultants 11 Jan 2017

    Figures for financial year 2015/16 show that DFID spends approximately 13% of its budget through contractors. The House will know that I have recently instructed my officials to undertake a review of how we work with our suppliers. It is essential that all of DFID’s contractors and partners are fully open and transparent, uphold the highest standards and are held to account for those...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Tajikistan 11 Jan 2017

    UK development assistance has helped to reduce poverty and promote stability in Tajikistan since 2002. Between 2011 and 2016, DFID’s work has improved rural lives, promoted women’s economic empowerment, and delivered an important investment climate and managed public financial reforms.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Tajikistan 11 Jan 2017

    I thank my hon. Friend, both for his question and for going to see DFID’s work in-country. The Minister of State, my hon. Friend the Member for Penrith and The Border (Rory Stewart), is overseeing new international development programmes, details of which will be published in due course. Central Asia, including Tajikistan, represents an important strategic imperative in terms of our...

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Profile

Conservative MP for Witham

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

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Topics of interest

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

Currently held offices

  • The Secretary of State for International Development (since 14 Jul 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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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  • Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Priti Patel’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 medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 83.02% 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 — 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 312 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Feb 2017.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Jockey Club Racecourses Ltd
Address of donor: 75 High Holborn, London WC1V 6LS

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: hospitality for my husband and me at Aintree Racecourse for the Grand National Meeting, estimated value £2,000

Date received: 7-9 April 2016

Date accepted: 7 April 2016

Donor status: company, registration 2909409

(Registered 25 April 2016)
Name of donor: Stansted Airport Ltd
Address of donor: Enterprise House, Bassingbourn Rd, Stansted CM24 1QW

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets to watch Arsenal v Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium

Date received: 17 April 2016

Date accepted: 17 April 2016

Donor status: company, registration 01990920

(Registered 03 May 2016)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my husband, Alex Sawyer, as part-time Office Manager.

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