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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.
This is a random selection of Helen Whately’s votes.
Consistently voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
4 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2016–2019.
Consistently voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
0 votes for, 8 votes against, between 2015–2016.
Voted against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2016.
Voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
0 votes for, 1 vote against, in 2016.
Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, between 2015–2020.
Voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2016–2020.
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.
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Helen Whately has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
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Conservative MP for Faversham and Mid Kent
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Topics of interest
Helen Whately campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Department of Health
- Department for Transport
- Home Office
- Cabinet Office
- Mental Illness: Surveys
- Social Services
- General Practitioners: Faversham and Mid Kent
- Meningitis: Health Education
Currently held offices
- Member, Finance (No.2) Bill Committee (since 8 Dec 2021)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (since 30 Nov 2021)
- The Exchequer Secretary (since 16 Sep 2021)
Other offices held in the past
- Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care) (13 Feb 2020 to 16 Sep 2021)
- The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (10 Sep 2019 to 13 Feb 2020)
- Deputy Chair, Conservative Party (17 Apr 2019 to 10 Sep 2019)
- Member, Draft Domestic Abuse Bill (Joint) Committee (27 Feb 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
- Vice-Chair, Conservative Party (27 Jul 2018 to 17 Apr 2019)
- Member, Health and Social Care Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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