David Rutley

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Macclesfield Conservative

David Rutley’s voting in Parliament

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

However, David Rutley sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • David Rutley voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • David Rutley generally voted against allowing marriage between two people of same sex, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of David Rutley’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit David Rutley’s full vote analysis page for more.

David Rutley has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 12 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee 23 Oct 2018

    Environmental Audit: Sustainable Development Goals in the UK follow-up. 10:00 am; The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
    Witnesses: Kath Dalmeny, Chief Executive, Sustain, on behalf of End Hunger UK Lindsay Boswell, Chief Executive, FareShare Anna Taylor, Executive Director, The Food Foundation Adam Smith, The Real Junk Food Project Iain Bell, Deputy National Statistician, ONS Oliver Dowden CBE MP, Minister for Implementation, Cabinet Office David Rutley MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Food and Animal...
  • Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Northern Ireland 19 Oct 2018

    The Secretary of State visited Northern Ireland on 28 and 29 September 2017 and has had many meetings with politicians and stakeholders from both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Data on visits by officials to the Irish border is not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Leaving the EU: Food and Drink Standards 18 Oct 2018

    DEFRA is working closely with the Food Standards Agency and the Department of Health and Social Care to ensure that the regulatory regime for food and drink standards and safety remains robust as the UK leaves the European Union, in order to continue protecting the public and retaining the confidence of consumers, businesses and trading partners overseas. The Secretary of State meets Cabinet...

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Conservative MP for Macclesfield

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

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Topics of interest

David Rutley campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Treasury
  • Justice
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Transport
  • Northern Ireland
  • Metal Theft
  • Local Government: Scotland
  • Business: Investment
  • Squatting
  • Prison Service

Currently held offices

  • Government Whip (since 15 Jun 2017)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (since 15 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (22 May 2018 to 19 Jul 2018)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 29 Nov 2010)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 10 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all David Rutley’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 94.24% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below 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") 233 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 15 Oct 2018.


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