Priti Patel

MP, Witham

Witham Conservative

Powers of Local Councils

There have been votes in Parliament on the extent of powers devolved to local government on a range of matters from planning to the regulation of street trading.

Photo: Neil Howard

Priti Patel generally voted against more powers for local councils

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about more powers for local councils:

  • On 19 Jul 2010: Priti Patel voted to enable more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote
  • On 19 Jul 2010: Priti Patel voted to enable more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote
  • On 26 Jul 2010: Priti Patel voted to enable more schools in England to gain "Academy Status" and the consequent financial independence and removal from local authority control. Show vote
  • On 13 Oct 2010: Priti Patel was absent for a vote on London Local Authorities Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2010: Priti Patel voted to introduce Police and Crime Commissioners, to give local councils more powers in relation to licensing, and in support of the other measures in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2010: Priti Patel voted to introduce Police and Crime Commissioners, to give local councils more powers in relation to licensing, and in support of the other measures in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2011: Priti Patel voted to devolve more powers to local councils and local people particularly in relation to social housing and planning. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2011: Priti Patel voted to authorise spending relating to the Localism Bill, enabling the devolution of more powers to local councils and local people particularly in relation to social housing and planning. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2011: Priti Patel voted to allow the establishment of free schools, to abolish a range of teaching related bodies, to allow student loan interest to be charged at market rates, and to allow teachers to search pupils. Show vote
  • On 30 Mar 2011: Priti Patel voted to recommend publicity by local authorities be lawful, cost effective, objective etc. Show vote
  • On 31 Mar 2011: Priti Patel voted to empower local government officials, as well as police officers, to direct that prohibited activity in Parliament Square must either cease, or not start. Show vote
  • On 31 Mar 2011: Priti Patel voted to introduce Police and Crime Commissioners, to give local councils more powers in relation to licensing, and in support of the other measures in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill. Show vote
  • On 11 May 2011: Priti Patel voted not to give local councils more powers in relation to school admissions. Show vote
  • On 17 May 2011: Priti Patel voted t to limit the power of the Secretary of State to repeal laws considered to detract from the general power of competence for local authorities. Show vote
  • On 17 May 2011: Priti Patel voted for the Secretary of State to have the power to implement change a local council's system of governance to a mayor and cabinet executive. Show vote
  • On 17 May 2011: Priti Patel voted against making specific planning permission be required for betting shops rather than allowing any premises with permission for use for financial and professional services to become a betting shop. Show vote
  • On 18 May 2011: Priti Patel voted against only allowing the Mayor of London to designate a Mayoral development area if the majority of councils covering the area agree to the designation. Show vote
  • On 18 May 2011: Priti Patel was absent for a vote on Localism Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2011: Priti Patel was absent for a vote on London Local Authorities Bill — Clause 4 — Power to Require Name and Address for Council Officers, PCSOs and Accredited Individuals When Issuing FPNs Show vote
  • On 10 Jan 2012: Priti Patel voted to allow local councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area and to localise assisting those in financial need to pay their council tax. Show vote
  • On 11 Jan 2012: Priti Patel voted to allow local councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area and to localise assisting those in financial need to pay their council tax. Show vote
  • On 18 Jan 2012: Priti Patel voted against delaying enabling local councils to keep money raised from business rates in their areas. Show vote
  • On 25 Jan 2012: Priti Patel voted against enabling all non-domestic premises in London, rather than just commercial or retail premises, to be subject to notices making requirements in relation to litter or refuse such as the provision of, and emptying of a bin. Show vote
  • On 31 Jan 2012: Priti Patel voted against requiring local councils to keep the amount they spend on council tax reductions for those in financial need the same from year to year. Show vote
  • On 21 Feb 2012: Priti Patel was absent for a vote on London Local Authorities Bill — Clause 9 — Street trading: vehicles and the internet Show vote
  • On 21 May 2012: Priti Patel voted to allow local councils to retain a proportion of the business rates generated in their area and to localise assisting those in financial need to pay their council tax. Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2012: Priti Patel voted for an option to make planning applications directly to the Secretary of State in areas where the local planning authority is deemed to be performing poorly. Show vote
  • On 23 Jan 2013: Priti Patel voted against more regulation of the private rental sector, against a national register of landlords, against clearer information on charges, and against the promotion of longer tenancies when tenants want them. Show vote
  • On 16 Apr 2013: Priti Patel voted against giving local councils the power to remove householders' permitted development rights. Show vote
  • On 16 Oct 2013: Priti Patel voted against giving more powers to local communities in relation to high streets and town and city centres. Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2013: Priti Patel voted against a proposal to only allow the Secretary of State to issue a direction to a local council relating to compliance with the code of practice on local authority publicity where evidence of a breach of a code has been sent to the authority and, if the authority has replied, that a report from the Secretary of State in light of that reply has been published. Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2014: Priti Patel was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Supply — New Towns — Empowering Local Government Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2014: Priti Patel was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Fixed Odds Betting Terminals and Betting Shops Show vote
  • On 8 Jan 2014: Priti Patel was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Regulation of Gambling Show vote
  • On 5 Nov 2014: Priti Patel voted against local government having powers to develop more integrated, frequent, cheaper and greener bus services with integrated Oyster card-style ticketing. Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2015: Priti Patel voted to require a more extensive set of conditions be met prior to consent for hydraulic fracturing being given. Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2015: Priti Patel was absent for a vote on Deregulation Bill — Short-term Use of London Accommodation: Relaxation of Restrictions Show vote
  • On 14 Oct 2015: Priti Patel voted in favour of allowing more devolution of powers to local councils and to enable councils to collaboratively form regional combined authorities. Show vote
  • On 21 Oct 2015: Priti Patel voted to allow the creation of a combined authority to be made conditional on the authority having an elected mayor. Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2015: Priti Patel voted against requiring the consent of the devolved administrations and local government before applying new regulations on trade union activity within their areas of responsibility. Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2016: Priti Patel voted to give local government powers to vary the restrictions on large shops opening on Sundays. Show vote
  • On 13 Apr 2016: Priti Patel voted in favour of turning all primary and secondary schools in England to become academies, shifting control over them from local councils to central government. Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Priti Patel voted for central Government, rather than local councils, to determine how many starter homes to be sold to first time buyers at a discount are to be required to be provided in new residential developments. Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Priti Patel voted against requiring the local retention of funds from selling high value council homes where there is a local need for social housing. Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Priti Patel voted to require local councils to charge high income social housing tenants rent at levels set by central Government. Show vote
  • On 9 May 2016: Priti Patel voted not to exempt local councils from having to require discounted starter homes on certain new developments if they provide affordable home ownership via other routes. Show vote
  • On 9 May 2016: Priti Patel voted against giving local councils a right to retain payments in respect of vacant high value council houses to provide new social homes where they can demonstrate a need for them. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2016: Priti Patel voted against making the demolition or change of use of pubs or other drinking establishments subject to planning permission. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2016: Priti Patel voted to give a Secretary of State the power to ban certain types of planning condition in England. Show vote
  • On 8 May 2018: Priti Patel voted not to give local councils the freedom to decide if benefits to cover housing costs should be reduced in respect of excess bedrooms in cases of new local council secure tenancies offered to victims of domestic abuse. Show vote
  • On 23 May 2018: Priti Patel was absent for a vote on Boundary Changes — West Somerset District Council and Taunton Deane Borough Council — Review by Local Government Boundary Commission Show vote
  • On 23 May 2018: Priti Patel was absent for a vote on Proposal for Single Tier of Local Government in Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole — Invitation from the Secretary of State Show vote

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