Craig Whittaker

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Calder Valley Conservative

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

Last updated: 18 Dec 2017

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Home Office: Knives: Yorkshire and the Humber 7 Sep 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the reported figures are on knife crime in each of the last five years in (a) Calderdale, (b) Kirklees, (c) Bradford, (d) Leeds and (e) Wakefield.
  • Upper Catchment Management 26 Apr 2017

    I fully understand what the hon. Lady says, but we only have to look a few miles to the west of York, to my constituency of Calder Valley, to see what the Government have done. They have done a tremendous job in developing a full catchment plan that looks at how agencies work together, tree planting, leaky dams, grip blocking and the management of reservoirs. Does she not agree that the...
  • Upper Catchment Management 26 Apr 2017

    I want to challenge the 40 cm figure. If my memory serves me correctly about the research that the hon. Lady quotes, there is a line that clearly says the flow is unimpeded. As we know, in the uplands we do not have unimpeded flow, so that is an incredibly worst-case scenario if we had flat moors and the flows came straight down the hill. The evidence quoted is not evidence because it uses...

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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

  • 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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Jan 2018.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Thornhill Estates Ltd
Address of donor: 24A The Street, Diddington, St. Neots PE19 5XU

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

Donor status: company, registration 00281384

(Registered 03 July 2017)
Name of donor: Stercap Ltd
Address of donor: Ashley House, 415 Halifax Road, Brighouse, West Yorkshire HD6 2PD

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

Donor status: company, registration 04295612

(Registered 3 July 2017; updated 22 December 2017)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: The PCAA Foundation
Address of donor: BM5369, London WC1N 3XX

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights £977; hotels £824; transport £388; meals/coffee £130; tours £75; total £2,394

Destination of visit: Israel and the Palestinian Territories

Dates of visit: 2-6 January 2017

Purpose of visit: APPG Against Antisemitism delegation to discuss and seek out good practice in addressing antisemitism and racism in football and on the internet.

(Registered 12 January 2017)
Name of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan)
Address of donor: c/o Taipei Representative Office in the UK, 50 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0EB

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): flights, internal travel, accommodation and hospitality; approx. value £5,000

Destination of visit: Taipei

Dates of visit: 16 – 23 September 2017

Purpose of visit: Taiwan APPG delegation at the invitation of the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to gain a better understanding of economic and political issues concerning the country.

(Registered 19 October 2017)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my daughter, Sophie Whittaker, as part-time Junior Secretary.

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