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

  • Merchant Shipping (Homosexual Conduct) Bill 20 Jan 2017

    I appreciate both points that my hon. Friend has made—about how his generation cannot comprehend some of the things that have happened in the past, and about equality in employing people. Does my hon. Friend agree that we are in a dangerous situation in our country? Hate crime is on the increase, as is anti-Semitism—particularly in our universities—and we must do everything...
  • Merchant Shipping (Homosexual Conduct) Bill 20 Jan 2017

    Does my hon. Friend agree with what my hon. Friend the Member for Aldridge-Brownhills (Wendy Morton) said about merchant ships? Not only is a merchant ship a workplace, but it is considered a person’s home for much of the year. The mere fact that merchant seamen have these restrictions on their private lives as well as their working lives—they are working in a confined...
  • Merchant Shipping (Homosexual Conduct) Bill 20 Jan 2017

    On pardoning, does my hon. Friend agree that the situation is not as simple as he has just outlined? In our past, the age of consent has been 21; today it is 16. Someone might have had sex with a 14-year-old minor way back when, and that would still be illegal today. Does he therefore agree that it is very difficult to give a blanket pardon in such cases?

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Conservative MP for Calder Valley

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


Topics of interest

  • Department for Education
  • Education
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Department for Transport
  • 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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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Jan 2017.

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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