Helen Whately

Vice-Chair, Conservative Party

Conservative MP for Faversham and Mid Kent

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Helen Whately’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Helen Whately sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Helen Whately voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Helen Whately voted for requiring pub companies to offer pub landlords rent-only leases, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Helen Whately’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Helen Whately’s full vote analysis page for more.

Helen Whately has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 19 Dec 2018

Recent appearances

  • Finance (No. 3) Bill: Impact of provisions of section 5 on child poverty and equality 8 Jan 2019

    I thank the hon. Lady for her intervention, but we should be a little cautious about assessing a particular bit of policy in isolation without considering other policy areas, because that might result in false information. For instance, if we examined a specific bit of Government spending, it may appear to be doing a fantastic job, but if we do not consider the counter-effect and the money...
  • Finance (No. 3) Bill: Impact of provisions of section 5 on child poverty and equality 8 Jan 2019

    I recognise that there is poverty in working families, but I do not agree with her use of the word “trapped”. It is important to ensure that people are in work, because that is the best way out of poverty, and then to ensure that we support people to raise their earnings. One way of doing that is through the support available through the jobcentre when people resume universal credit,...
  • Finance (No. 3) Bill: Impact of provisions of section 5 on child poverty and equality 8 Jan 2019

    My hon. Friend is absolutely right. While education standards are rising in our schools—readings levels, for example, are increasing substantially, leading to better opportunities for children—low levels of aspiration are still a problem and, as the teacher I was speaking to at a primary school in a deprived area said the other day, raising young people’s aspirations is key.

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Conservative MP for Faversham and Mid Kent

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

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Topics of interest

Helen Whately campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department of Health
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Mental Illness: Surveys
  • Social Services
  • Meningitis: Health Education
  • Department for Culture
  • Media and Sport: Staff
  • Attorney General: Staff

Currently held offices

  • Vice-Chair, Conservative Party (since 27 Jul 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Health and Social Care Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Last updated: 7 Jan 2019.

8. Miscellaneous
From 27 July 2018, Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party. This post carries a part time salary. (Registered 31 October 2018)

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