Craig Whittaker

MP, Calder Valley

Calder Valley Conservative

Craig Whittaker campaigned to remain in the European Union

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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 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 never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Priority School Building Programme 25 Oct 2016

    What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on when the next phase of funding will be available for the priority school building programme.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Priority School Building Programme 25 Oct 2016

    I thank my right hon. Friend for his reply. For many years now, Todmorden High School in Calder Valley has been the top priority for a rebuild. It is currently taking a good chunk of maintenance money from other schools just to stay open. Will my right hon. Friend look at this carefully, so that we can finally give the pupils of Todmorden high school the school they deserve?
  • Sexual Offences (Pardons etc) Bill 21 Oct 2016

    To clarify a point, when the age of consent was much higher than today, as it was in 1967, how does the Minister envisage putting checks and balances in place on a blanket pardon where under-age sex has taken place under the age of 16, which is illegal today but is the same charge as when the age of consent was 21?

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Conservative MP for Calder Valley

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


Topics of interest

  • Education
  • Department for Education
  • Department for Transport
  • Defence
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Defence: Procurement
  • Railways: Franchises
  • Unmanned Air Vehicles
  • Personal Independence Payment

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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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 2016.

6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Two houses in Wyke, Bradford, one of which was disposed of in March 2016. The remaining property and rental income is below registrable value: (i) and (ii). (Registered 24 October 2012; updated 04 October 2016)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my daughter, Sophie Whittaker, as part-time Junior Secretary.

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