Maria Caulfield

MP, Lewes

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Lewes Conservative

Maria Caulfield’s voting in Parliament

Maria Caulfield is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Maria Caulfield sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Maria Caulfield voted for requiring pub companies to offer pub landlords rent-only leases, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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

Last updated: 12 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • Tenant Fees Bill: Prohibitions applying to landlords 5 Sep 2018

    I want to touch on two issues to do with fees and enforcement. I want to put on record my thanks to the Lewes citizens advice bureau, which did extensive research for my Adjournment debate in May 2016. While the explanatory notes to the Bill say that letting agents’ fees are on average £200 to £300, in my constituency —probably because it is in the south-east—they...
  • Tenant Fees Bill: Prohibitions applying to landlords 5 Sep 2018

    I will not give way, simply because of the time constraints on us. If tenants are found to be in breach of those requirements, they will be liable to penalties and to prosecution, so I am more reassured than I was at the start of the debate. I welcome the fact that the Minister has listening ears, because he has really tried to listen to all Members on this matter. On the enforcement issue, I...
  • Tenant Fees Bill: Prohibitions applying to landlords 5 Sep 2018

    To go back to amendment 3, is the hon. Lady not reassured by schedule 1? It states that “if the amount of the payment exceeds the loss suffered by the landlord as a result of the default, the amount of the excess is a prohibited payment.” Does that not reassure her that the Bill will protect tenants from those who want to charge exorbitant default fees, as evidence will have to be...

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Conservative MP for Lewes

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election

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Topics of interest

Maria Caulfield campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department of Health
  • Department for Education
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Department for Transport
  • Women and Equalities
  • Cancer: Mortality Rates
  • Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination
  • Abortion
  • Abortion: Northern Ireland
  • Perinatal Mortality

Currently held offices

  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (since 23 Jul 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • Vice-Chair, Conservative Party (8 Jan 2018 to 10 Jul 2018)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 5 Mar 2018)
  • Member, Committee on Exiting the European Union (31 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Women and Equalities Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)

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  • Has spoken in 53 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Maria Caulfield’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 7 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 89.88% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 113 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 29 Oct 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
Registered nurse at Royal Marsden Hospital, Fulham Road, London SW1 6JJ:
27 October 2017, received £156.47. Hours: 12 hrs. (Registered 20 November 2017)
19 January 2018, received £122. Hours: 12 hrs. (Registered 06 February 2018)
23 February 2018, received £156.46. Hours: 12 hrs. (Registered 12 March 2018)
2 March 2018, received £187.80. Hours: 12 hrs. (Registered 12 March 2018)
23 March 2018, received £128. Hours: 12 hrs. (Registered 16 April 2018)
20 April 2018, received £192.65. Hours: 12 hrs. (Registered 08 May 2018)
11 May 2018, received £156.87. Hours: 12 hrs. (Registered 14 May 2018)
8 June 2018, received £243.81. Hours: 25 hrs. (Registered 19 June 2018)
29 June 2018, received £170. Hours: 12 hrs. (Registered 17 July 2018)
20 July 2018, received £156.47. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 02 August 2018)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: HM Government of Gibraltar
Address of donor: Gibraltar House, 150 Strand, London WC2R 1JA

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Travel and accommodation with a total value of £754.80

Destination of visit: Gibraltar

Dates of visit: 7 – 10 September 2017

Purpose of visit: Gibraltar National Day celebrations.

(Registered 02 October 2017)
8. Miscellaneous
From 8 January 2018 until 10 July 2018, Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party. This post carried a part time salary. (Registered 06 February 2018; updated 17 July 2018)
From 23 July 2018, unpaid Vice President of the Local Government Association (LGA), which works with councils to support, promote and improve local government. (Registered 15 August 2018)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my partner, Steve Bell, as a Parliamentary Assistant. (Registered 04 January 2016; updated 22 March 2016)

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