Craig Whittaker

Government Whip

Conservative MP for Calder Valley


Craig Whittaker’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Craig Whittaker sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Craig Whittaker voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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

Craig Whittaker has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Hypermobility Syndromes: Healthwatch Calderdale’S Report 7 Oct 2019

    One of the key problems is that the hypermobility syndromes are treated by NHS England as rare diseases. As we have heard, Healthwatch Calderdale has 11 complaints on the books, but if we times that across Yorkshire and the Humber, it means there are several hundred complaints, and that is only people who have complained, not people who have been diagnosed. My challenge back to the Minister...
  • Hypermobility Syndromes: Healthwatch Calderdale’S Report 7 Oct 2019

    Healthwatch in Calderdale, like Healthwatch organisations across England, is the voice of people in its area on health and social care matters. It tells NHS service providers and commissioners about patients’ experience of care and holds them to account, and has a say in how local services are delivered and designed. As a very rough rule and guide at Healthwatch Calderdale, a trigger to...
  • Hypermobility Syndromes: Healthwatch Calderdale’S Report 7 Oct 2019

    The hon. Gentleman is right in a lot of what he says, but the thing about hypermobility syndromes is that they are incredibly complex. As I said earlier, things like the digestive system, the immune system and teeth can all be factors. It is not like when someone goes to hospital with a broken leg, and we know what the problem is. There are multiple complexities around this disorder, so it is...

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Conservative MP for Calder Valley

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

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Topics of interest

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

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

Currently held offices

  • Government Whip (since 16 Apr 2019)
  • Assistant Whip (since 15 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Selection Committee (5 Sep 2018 to 4 Sep 2019)
  • Government Whip (9 Jan 2018 to 16 Apr 2019)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (15 Jun 2017 to 9 Jan 2018)
  • 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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 6 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Craig Whittaker’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 93.30% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 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") 96 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Sep 2019.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Carlton Club (London) Ltd
Address of donor: 69 St James' Street, London SW1A 1PJ

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: company, registration 00573221

(Registered 21 January 2019)
Name of donor: H & C Whitehead Ltd
Address of donor: Prospect Works, Bradford Road, Brighouse HD6 4DJ

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: company, registration 00352679

(Registered 11 July 2019)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my daughter, Sophie Whittaker, as full-time Executive Office Manager. (Updated 15 July 2019)

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