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

  • Schools that Work for Everyone 12 Sep 2016

    The Calder Valley is unique in the north of England, as we are still served by three state grammar schools, all of which are hugely popular with parents and pupils alike. Will my right hon. Friend, however, look at how we encourage state primary schools to help those pupils, particularly those from deprived backgrounds, who opt to sit the entrance exam, which my local state primary schools...
  • Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Local Authorities: Non-domestic Rates 12 Sep 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the ability of local authorities to support business growth and economic development within their areas ahead of them fully retaining business rates.
  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Gibraltar: Spain 12 Sep 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Spanish counterparts on recent incursions by Spanish vessels into British Territorial Waters around Gibraltar.

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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: 5 Sep 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: (i) and (ii). (Registered 24 October 2012)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my daughter, Sophie Whittaker, as part-time Junior Secretary.

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