A selection of Lord Pickles's votes
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Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 3 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2016
Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010
Consistently voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
48 votes for, 0 votes against, 6 absences, between 2012–2016
Consistently voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
14 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2012–2014
Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Show votes
3 votes for, 8 votes against, 4 absences, between 1997–2016
Almost always voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
6 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2007–2016
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My Lords, this is not the only money available to local government and to communities. Given that cities have generated quite a bit of economic growth through economic partnerships, surely it is not unnatural that there should be extra money for those towns, which might be on the periphery of cities, to make a difference. It does not seem to me to be “Summat for nowt” but something very...
My Lords, it is a great honour to follow the noble Lord, Lord Judd, whom I have known and admired for a good few years. I am delighted to say that he has lost none of his firebrand qualities. He articulated what the Labour Front Bench and the Liberal Democrat Front Bench were saying in shades of blancmange—as a kind of procedural thing, that somehow we have to make sure the procedures are...
My Lords, the training point is an important one; Section 4 of that Act specifically makes it routine to spot the early signs and not just to deal with the after-effects. I urge the Government to look seriously at co-operating with the United States and our other allies on this trend, because it is a very important point. Can the Minister also thank our noble friend the Leader of the House...
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Entered the House of Lords on 18 June 2018
Previously MP for Brentwood and Ongar until 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
Entered the House of Commons on 9 April 1992 — General election
Also represented Brentwood and Ongar
Topics of interest
Lord Pickles campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Communities and Local Government
- Deputy Prime Minister
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Home Department
- Valuation Office Agency
- Home Information Packs
- Council Tax
- Local Government Finance
- Valuation Office
Other offices held in the past
- Minister for Faith (6 Aug 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
- The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (12 May 2010 to 8 May 2015)
- Party Chair, Conservative Party (19 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (3 Jul 2007 to 19 Jan 2009)
- Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (10 May 2005 to 3 Jul 2007)
- Deputy Chair, Conservative Party (10 May 2005 to 3 Jul 2007)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1 Nov 2003 to 10 May 2005)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (3 May 2002 to 1 Nov 2003)
- Shadow Minister (Transport) (1 Jun 2001 to 1 Jun 2002)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (1 Jun 1998 to 1 Jun 2001)
- Member, Transport Sub-committee (15 Jul 1997 to 30 Nov 1998)
- Member, Environment, Transport & Regional Affairs Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 30 Nov 1998)
- Member, Transport Committee (27 Nov 1995 to 21 Mar 1997)
- Vice-Chair, Conservative Party (1 Jul 1993 to 1 May 1997)
- Member, Environment Committee (27 Apr 1992 to 1 Mar 1993)
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- Has spoken in 112 debates since joining Parliament — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Pickles’s speeches
- Has received answers to 28 written questions since joining Parliament — well above average amongst Lords.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 56.52% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- 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") 8 times in debates — well below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 2 May 2017.
1. Employment and earnings
From 4 April 2016, non-executive board member of Leo Group Ltd, Swalesmoor Road, Halifax HX3 6UF. Until further notice, I will receive £40,000 per annum for an expected time commitment of 135 hours a year. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 18 April 2016; updated 21 April 2016)
Name of donor: Australia Israel Cultural Exchange Limited (AICE
Address of donor: Suite 836, Level 8, 1 Queens Road, Melbourne 3004 VIC
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): flight, transport and accommodation with a value of £3,400
Destination of visit: Israel
Dates of visit: 16-20 December 2016
Purpose of visit: Tripartite Australia Israel UK Leadership Dialogue conference in Israel.
(Registered 19 January 2017)
Name of donor: (1) Conservative Friends of Israel
(2) Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: (1) CFI
Box 72288, London, SW1P 9LB (2) 9 Yitzhak Rabin Blvd., Kiryat Ben-Gurion, Jerusalem 9103001
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) Air travel, VIP
airport service, accommodation, hospitality for me and my spouse, with a value of £7,200 (2) Bus travel for me and my spouse, with a value of £650
Destination of visit: Israel and the West Bank
Dates of visit: 12-17 February 2017
Purpose of visit: Fact finding political delegation.
(Registered 14 March 2017)
From 18 April 2016, unremunerated member of the advisory board of Community Security Trust
, a charity working against antisemitism and racism in British society. (Registered 18 April 2016)
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