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
  • Craig Whittaker consistently voted against allowing marriage between two people of same sex, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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

Last updated: 19 Dec 2018

Recent appearances

  • Supplementary: Intangible Fixed Assets: Exceptions to degrouping charges etc 8 Jan 2019

    indicated assent. The House forthwith resolved itself into the Legislative Grand Committee (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) ( Standing Order No. 83M). [Dame Rosie Winterton in the Chair]
  • Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Examination of Witnesses 25 Jan 2018

    Q I have two questions, if I may. First, I just want to ask David a question. You said earlier that it would be a disaster if the pharmaceutical industry did not operate under the same regulatory framework as Europe—that would be a disaster for pharmaceuticals in this country. Correct me if I heard wrongly. However, is it not true that no matter what country you want to deal with, as an...
  • Public Bill Committee: Trade Bill: Examination of Witnesses 25 Jan 2018

    Q So there is absolutely no reason why you as an industry would not conform to that regulation anyway, and consequently this is not really a trade issue.

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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 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

Currently held offices

  • Member, Selection Committee (since 5 Sep 2018)
  • Government Whip (since 9 Jan 2018)
  • Assistant Whip (since 15 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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 1 debate 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 93.58% 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") 95 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Jan 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: Castle Villas Ltd
Address of donor: 25a Aire Valley Business Centre, Lawkholme, Keighley BD21 3BB

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 for campaigning funds

Donor status: company, registration 03952886

(Registered 22 February 2018)
Name of donor: H & C Whitehead Ltd
Address of donor: Prospect Works, Bradford Road, Bailiff Bridge, Brighouse HD6 4DJ

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

Donor status: company, registration 00352679

(Registered 19 July 2018)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my daughter, Sophie Whittaker, as part-time Junior Secretary.

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