Craig Whittaker

Former MP, Calder Valley

Calder Valley Conservative

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Recent appearances

  • Upper Catchment Management 26 Apr 2017

    I fully understand what the hon. Lady says, but we only have to look a few miles to the west of York, to my constituency of Calder Valley, to see what the Government have done. They have done a tremendous job in developing a full catchment plan that looks at how agencies work together, tree planting, leaky dams, grip blocking and the management of reservoirs. Does she not agree that the...
  • Upper Catchment Management 26 Apr 2017

    I want to challenge the 40 cm figure. If my memory serves me correctly about the research that the hon. Lady quotes, there is a line that clearly says the flow is unimpeded. As we know, in the uplands we do not have unimpeded flow, so that is an incredibly worst-case scenario if we had flat moors and the flows came straight down the hill. The evidence quoted is not evidence because it uses...
  • Written Answers — Department for Transport: Roads: Yorkshire and the Humber 25 Apr 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to invest in new road infrastructure in Yorkshire and the Humber.

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Former Conservative MP for Calder Valley

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

Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election

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Topics of interest

Craig Whittaker campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Education
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Department for Transport
  • Education
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Defence: Procurement
  • Unmanned Air Vehicles
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Housing Benefit

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Able Marine Energy Park Development Consent Order 2014 Committee (11 Jun 2014 to 30 Oct 2014)
  • Member, Education Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

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  • Has spoken in 41 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Craig Whittaker’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 127 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 87.58% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 2 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 173 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 95 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 May 2017.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: The PCAA Foundation
Address of donor: BM5369, London WC1N 3XX

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights £977; hotels £824; transport £388; meals/coffee £130; tours £75; total £2,394

Destination of visit: Israel and the Palestinian Territories

Dates of visit: 2-6 January 2017

Purpose of visit: APPG Against Antisemitism delegation to discuss and seek out good practice in addressing antisemitism and racism in football and on the internet.

(Registered 12 January 2017)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my daughter, Sophie Whittaker, as part-time Junior Secretary.

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