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: 8 May 2018

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bees: Conservation 25 May 2018

    In England, Defra helps beekeepers tackle the challenges facing the honey bee through the work of the National Bee Unit (NBU). NBU Bee Inspectors carry out inspections for pests and diseases and provide at hive advice at over 5,000 apiaries each year. Where key pests and diseases are found the inspectors take necessary statutory action for their control. Education of beekeepers and sharing...
  • Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Nature Conservation: Crime 25 May 2018

    Defra officials have been working with a range of stakeholders in planning for the illegal wildlife trade conference in October, and we are keen to include as wide a range of species and geographies in the conference as possible. We have not yet reached a decision on the final agenda.
  • Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Air Pollution: York 25 May 2018

    The Government is committed to improving air quality in the UK. Air quality has improved significantly over recent decades, and will continue to improve, thanks to actions we have already taken. Between 2010 and 2016, emissions of nitrogen oxides fell by 27%. However, more still needs to be done. That is why the Government is taking action which includes the UK plan for tackling roadside...

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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

  • 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 1 debate 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 93.90% 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.
  • 151 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on David Rutley’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 205 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 May 2018.


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