Craig Whittaker

Assistant 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:

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

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Treasury: Boundary Outlet: Business Rates 6 Sep 2023

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the planned timetable is for the Valuation Office Agency reviewing the business rate valuation representations made by Boundary Outlet headquartered in Colne, Lancashire; and if he will hold discussions with the Valuation Office Agency on expediting the assessment process.
  • Backbench Business: Electronic Cigarettes — [Mrs Pauline Latham in the Chair] 29 Jun 2023

    Before the Minister concludes, does he have any thoughts on the World Health Organisation forum in Panama this November and whether the UK will be subscribing to the WHO requests or pursuing our own policies as a sovereign nation?
  • Backbench Business: Electronic Cigarettes — [Mrs Pauline Latham in the Chair] 29 Jun 2023

    It is always a pleasure to speak in a debate that you chair, Mrs Latham, and today is no exception. While I do not disagree with the speech of my hon. Friend the Member for Sleaford and North Hykeham (Dr Johnson), I do come at the issue from a very different angle. Every smoker is different. The reason they smoke and the reason they struggle to quit is different, and their ultimate method of...

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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 of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Education
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Department for Transport
  • Education
  • Defence: Procurement
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Food: Advertising
  • Food: Marketing
  • Fraud: Land

Currently held offices

  • Member, Joint Committee on the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act (since 10 Nov 2020)
  • Assistant Whip (since 15 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Finance (No. 2) Bill Committee (10 May 2023 to 18 May 2023)
  • Member, Workers (Predictable Terms and Conditions) Bill Committee ( 1 Mar 2023 to 8 Mar 2023)
  • Member, Committee of Selection (11 Oct 2022 to 7 Nov 2022)
  • The Treasurer of HM Household ( 7 Sep 2022 to 27 Oct 2022)
  • The Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury ( 8 Jul 2022 to 7 Sep 2022)
  • Member, Professional Qualifications Bill [HL] Committee (12 Jan 2022 to 18 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill Committee ( 1 Dec 2021 to 14 Dec 2021)
  • Member, Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill Committee ( 9 Nov 2021 to 25 Nov 2021)
  • Member, Nationality and Borders Bill Committee (20 Sep 2021 to 4 Nov 2021)
  • The Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury (20 Sep 2021 to 10 Feb 2022)
  • The Vice-Chamberlain of HM Household (16 Apr 2019 to 10 Sep 2019)
  • Member, Committee of Selection ( 5 Sep 2018 to 4 Sep 2019)
  • The Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury ( 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)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 18 Sep 2023.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW:
5 January 2023, received £225 for a survey completed on 16 November 2022. Hours: 90 mins. (Registered 06 January 2023)
15 August 2023, received £5,000 from the Betting and Gaming Council, 1 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4BU, for presenting two seminars on 18 July 2023 and 3 August 2023. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 15 August 2023)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Waxman International Limited
Address of donor: Grove Mills, Elland Lane, Elland HX5 9DZ
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000 towards campaigning costs
Date received: 6 February 2023
Date accepted: 6 February 2023
Donor status: company, registration 01403332
(Registered 20 February 2023)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Hestview Limited
Address of donor: 4 Wellington Place, Leeds LS1 4AP
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Ticket with hospitality for Cheltenham Festival, value £350
Date received: 15 March 2023
Date accepted: 15 March 2023
Donor status: company, registration 01100741
(Registered 23 March 2023)
Name of donor: Betting and Gaming Council
Address of donor: 1st Floor, 90 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1EU
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Ticket with hospitality for the Cheltenham Festival, value £780
Date received: 16 March 2023
Date accepted: 16 March 2023
Donor status: company, registration 12213577
(Registered 27 March 2023)
8. Miscellaneous
From 1 March 2020, member of Todmorden Town Funds Board and Brighouse Town Funds Board. These are unpaid roles. (Registered 09 March 2020)
From 23 March 2021, Trustee of Rastrick Junior Football Club. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 03 December 2021)
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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