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Craig Whittaker

Assistant Whip

Conservative MP for Calder Valley

@CWhittakerMP https://facebook.com/whittaker4mp

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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 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

Recent appearances

  • Home Department: Topical Questions 28 Oct 2019

    Rural areas of the Calder Valley such as Stainland, Todmorden and Ripponden have seen a rise in crime in recent years. The announcement of 20,000 extra police officers is very welcome news indeed, but can my right hon. Friend tell me what the strategy is in the meantime to tackle the rise in rural crime?
  • The National Health Service 23 Oct 2019

    Will the hon. Gentleman give way?

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Profile

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
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Housing Benefit
  • Unmanned Air Vehicles

Currently held offices

  • Assistant Whip (since 15 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Government Whip (16 Apr 2019 to 10 Sep 2019)
  • 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)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 8 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 WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 174 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Craig Whittaker’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 97 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 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)

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

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