Giles Watling

MP, Clacton

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Clacton Conservative

Giles Watling’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Giles Watling sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Giles Watling consistently voted against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Giles Watling has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 20 Dec 2017

Recent appearances

  • Post-18 Education 20 Feb 2018

    Does the Secretary of State agree that high-quality apprenticeships are key to addressing the UK’s skills shortages?
  • Parking (Code of Practice) Bill 2 Feb 2018

    It is an honour to follow the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire (Pete Wishart). As a touring actor for 45 years, I picked up tickets all over the country, including in his area. It is my pleasure to support the Bill proposed by my right hon. Friend the Member for East Yorkshire (Sir Greg Knight). His proposal for a code of practice sets exactly the right tone. No one is seeking...

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Conservative MP for Clacton

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Ministry of Justice
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Parking: Private Sector
  • Legal Systems

Currently held offices

  • Member, Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 12 Sep 2017)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 19 Feb 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
From 6 April 2017, councillor and cabinet member, Tendring District Council, Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton CO15 1SE. I received the following allowances:
20 June 2017, received £431.08 plus special responsibility allowance of £744.92; £1,176 in total. Hours: approx. 12 hrs a week. (Registered 4 July 2017; updated 18 and 20 December 2017)
20 July 2017, received £431.08 plus special responsibility allowance of £744.92; £1,176 in total. Hours: approx. 12 hrs a week. (Registered 4 July 2017; updated 18 and 20 December 2017)
20 August 2017, received £431.08 plus special responsibility allowance of £216.27; £647.35 in total. Hours: approx. 8 hrs a week. (Registered 4 July 2017; updated 18 and 20 December 2017)
From 20 September 2017 until further notice, I receive a monthly allowance of £431.08. Hours: approx. 8 hrs a week. (Registered 04 July 2017; updated 12 and 20 December 2017)
16 January 2018, payment of £200 from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for completing Winter 2017 Survey. Hours: 1 hr. Fee paid direct to charity. (Registered 02 February 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: Stalbury Trustees
Address of donor: 31 Hill St, London W1J 4LS

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: company, registration 01430799

(Registered 04 July 2017)
Name of donor: The Tandridge Club
Address of donor: c/o East Surrey Conservatives, 83 Bell St, Reigate RH2 7AN

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

Donor status: friendly society

(Registered 04 July 2017)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: All-Party Parliamentary China Group (with sponsorship from John Swire & Sons, HSBC, City of London, Cambridge Assessment, Arup, and EDF Energy)
Address of donor: House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

Amount of benefit in kind (or estimate of the probable value): Flights valued at £908.56; accommodation valued at £540.62; food and drink valued at £67.12; meeting and hospitality expenses (inc. interpretation, venue hire) valued at £110.84; £1,627.14 in total.

Destination of visit: China (Guangdong and Guangxi)

Date of visit: 6 – 10 November 2017

Purpose of visit: To strengthen relations between the UK Parliament and the National People’s Congress of China; to support British businesses operating in China; and to deepen the understanding of parliamentarians of China.

(Registered 20 December 2017)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Half share in shop with flat above, in Epping: (i) and, until 14 November 2017, (ii). (Registered 4 July 2017; updated 18 December 2017)
8. Miscellaneous
Trustee of the Patricia Watling Trust; a trust which benefits members of my family. (Registered 04 July 2017)

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