Voting Record — John Whittingdale MP, Maldon (10632)

Note: our records only go back to 1997 for the Commons and 2001 for the Lords (more details).

ConstituencyFromToPartyRebellions (explain...)Attendance (explain...)Teller
Maldon 6 May 2010 still in office Con 40 votes out of 877, 4.6% 877 votes out of 1138, 77.1% 0 times
Maldon and East Chelmsford 5 May 2005 12 Apr 2010 Con 10 votes out of 840, 1.2% 840 votes out of 1288, 65.2% 0 times
Maldon and East Chelmsford 7 Jun 2001 11 Apr 2005 Con 3 votes out of 903, 0.3% 903 votes out of 1246, 72.5% 0 times
Maldon and East Chelmsford 1 May 1997 14 May 2001 Con 1 vote out of 848, 0.1% 848 votes out of 1273, 66.6% 50 times

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Interesting Votes

Votes in parliament for which this MP's vote differed from the majority vote of their party (Rebel), or in which this MP was a teller (Teller), or both (Rebel Teller).

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HouseDateSubjectJohn WhittingdaleCon VoteRôle
Commons10 Nov 2014Transposing European Union Criminal Justice and Data Protection Measures into UK Law minorityaye Rebel
Commons7 May 2014Requirement to Install Smoke Alarms In Privately Rented Accommodation minorityaye Rebel
Commons5 Mar 2014Make Same Sex Marriage Available to Armed Forces Personnel Outside the United Kingdom minorityaye Rebel
Commons5 Mar 2014Amendments to Acts of Parliament in Light of the Introduction of Same Sex Marriage in Parts of the UK minorityaye Rebel
Commons5 Mar 2014Changes to Laws on Consular Marriage Following Introduction of Same Sex Marriages in Parts of the UK minorityaye Rebel
Commons5 Mar 2014Registration of Armed Forces Chapels for Same Sex Marriages minorityaye Rebel
Commons5 Mar 2014Proceedures for Consenting to Registration of Shared Places of Worship for Same Sex Marriage minorityaye Rebel
Commons5 Mar 2014Same Sex Marriage — Enabling Courts to Deal with Divorce or Annulment Proceedings minorityaye Rebel
Commons10 Feb 2014Children and Families Bill — Prohibition on Purchasing Tobacco for a Child and Regulation of Tobacco Products minorityaye Rebel
Commons10 Feb 2014Children and Families Bill — Offence of Smoking in a Private Vehicle When A Person Under 18 is Present minorityaye Rebel
Commons27 Jan 2014European Union (Approvals) Bill — Third Reading — European Archives and Europe for Citizens Programme minorityaye Rebel
Commons27 Jan 2014European Union (Approvals) Bill — Clause 1 — Influence of Europe for Citizens Programme on EU Referenda and Elections minorityno Rebel
Commons27 Jan 2014European Union (Approvals) Bill — Clause 1 — Limitation of Scope of Europe for Citizens Programme minorityno Rebel
Commons13 Jan 2014European Union (Approvals) Bill — Second Reading — European Archives and Europe for Citizens Programme minorityaye Rebel
Commons20 May 2013Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill — New Clause 10 — Civil Partnerships for All Couples minorityno Rebel
Commons20 May 2013Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill — New Clause 16 — Review Civil Partnerships Following Introduction of Same-Sex Marriage minorityaye Rebel
Commons5 Feb 2013Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill — (Carry-over) minorityaye Rebel
Commons5 Feb 2013Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill (Money) minorityaye Rebel
Commons5 Feb 2013Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill (Programme) minorityaye Rebel
Commons8 Nov 2012Increased Commercialisation of the House of Commons to Generate Income minorityno Rebel
Commons31 Oct 2012Seek Real Terms Cut in European Union Budget Majorityno Rebel
Commons11 Jul 2012Sitting Times of the House of Commons on Tuesdays Majorityno Rebel
Commons11 Jul 2012House of Commons Sitting Start Time on Tuesdays Majorityaye Rebel
Commons10 Jul 2012House of Lords Reform Bill — Second Reading minorityaye Rebel
Commons18 Apr 2012Finance Bill — New Clause 6 — Extending VAT to Static Holiday Caravans minorityno Rebel
Commons12 Mar 2012Backbench Business Committee — Election of Members and Chair — Operation of Committee minorityaye Rebel
Commons12 Mar 2012Election of Backbench Business Committee minorityno Rebel
Commons24 Oct 2011National Referendum on the United Kingdom's Membership of the European Union minorityno Rebel
Commons13 Oct 2011Use of Hand-held Electronic Devices and Social Media in the Chamber (Backbench Business) minorityno Rebel
Commons10 Oct 2011Protection of Freedoms Bill — Amendment to Programme Motion minorityno Rebel
Commons7 Sep 2011Health and Social Care Bill 2011 — Independent Abortion Advice minorityno Rebel
Commons11 Jul 2011Draft International Monetary Fund (Increase in Subscription) Order 2011, minorityaye Rebel
Commons11 Jul 2011European Union Bill — Clause 18 — Status of EU law dependent on continuing statutory basis minorityaye Rebel
Commons26 Jan 2011European Union Bill — Clause 9 — Approval required in connection with Title V of Part 3 of TFEU minorityno Rebel
Commons25 Jan 2011European Union Bill — Clause 6 — Referendum on Emergency Financial Assistance for EU Member States minorityno Rebel
Commons24 Jan 2011European Union Bill — Clause 5 — Statement to be laid before Parliament minorityno Rebel
Commons11 Jan 2011European Union Bill — Clause 18 — Status of EU law dependent on continuing statutory basis minorityno Rebel
Commons15 Dec 2010Loans to Ireland Bill — Clause 1 — Interest Rate to be Charged on United Kingdom Loans to Ireland minorityno Rebel
Commons18 Oct 2010Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill — Clause 2 — Entitlement to vote in the referendum minorityno Rebel
Commons15 Jun 2010Business of the House — Backbench Business Committee minorityno Rebel
11 May 2010Stopped being a member of the Liaison Committee
11 May 2010Stopped being Chairman, Culture, Media & Sport Committee
HouseDateSubjectJohn WhittingdaleCon VoteRôle
Commons4 Mar 2010Backbench Business Committee Majorityaye Rebel
Commons16 Mar 2009Industry and Exports (Financial Support) Bill — Use of the Chamber (United Kingdom Youth Parliament) minorityaye Rebel
Commons16 Mar 2009Industry and Exports (Financial Support) Bill — Use of the Chamber (United Kingdom Youth Parliament) minorityno Rebel
Commons16 Mar 2009Industry and Exports (Financial Support) Bill — Use of the Chamber (United Kingdom Youth Parliament) minorityaye Rebel
Commons12 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Second Reading Majorityno Rebel
Commons6 May 2008Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill: Blasphemy Majorityno Rebel
Commons25 Oct 2007Modernisation of the House of Commons — Handheld email devices Majorityaye Rebel
Commons7 Mar 2007House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 1 (Fully Appointed) — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons1 Nov 2006Short Speeches minorityaye Rebel
Commons14 Mar 2006Animal Welfare Bill — New Clause "8" — Docking of dogs' tails minorityaye Rebel
1 Nov 2005Became a member of the Liaison Committee
1 Nov 2005Became Chairman, Culture, Media & Sport Committee
14 Jul 2005Became a member of the Culture, Media & Sport Committee
20 May 2005Stopped being Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Home Affairs
HouseDateSubjectMr John WhittingdaleCon VoteRôle
Commons7 Feb 2005Serious Organized Crime and Police Bill -- Demonstrating without authorisation in a designated area minorityaye Rebel
9 Sep 2004Became Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Home Affairs
9 Sep 2004Stopped being Shadow Secretary of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Environment and Transport
6 Jul 2004Became Shadow Secretary of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Environment and Transport
6 Jul 2004Stopped being Shadow Secretary of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Environment & Transport
10 May 2004Became Shadow Secretary of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Environment & Transport
Commons25 Jun 2003Deferred Division — Sexual Orientation Discrimination minorityaye Rebel
Commons19 May 2003Criminal Justice Bill — [2nd Allotted Day] — New Clause 29 — Rules of Court bothaye Rebel
Commons4 Feb 2003House of Lords Reform — Option 1 (Fully Appointed) — rejected minorityno Rebel
HouseDateSubjectMr John WhittingdaleCon VoteRôle
Commons13 Dec 2000Deferred Divisions - Fisheries: Total Allowable Catches and Quotas 2001 bothno Rebel
Commons26 May 1999Line of Route minorityaye Rebel
Commons20 May 1998Human Rights Bill [Lords] tellnono Teller
Commons20 May 1998Human Rights Bill [Lords] tellnono Teller
Commons18 May 1998Sierra Leone tellayeaye Teller
Commons30 Apr 1998Economic and Monetary Union tellayeaye Teller
Commons29 Apr 1998Orders of the Day - Married couple's allowance etc. in and after 1999-2000 tellnono Teller
Commons29 Apr 1998Orders of the Day - Taper relief for CGT tellayeaye Teller
Commons28 Apr 1998Finance (No. 2) Bill - Rates of tobacco products duty tellayeaye Teller
Commons28 Apr 1998Finance (No. 2) Bill - Rates of duties and rebates tellayeaye Teller
Commons28 Apr 1998Finance (No. 2) Bill - Rate of duty on beer tellnono Teller
Commons27 Apr 1998Finance (No. 2) Bill - Stamp duty on conveyance or transfer on sale tellnono Teller
Commons27 Apr 1998Finance (No. 2) Bill 1998 — Regulations to allow the implementation of rules that would introduce instalment payments of corporation tax tellnono Teller
Commons20 Apr 1998Bank of England Bill - Monetary Policy Committee. tellnono Teller
Commons24 Mar 1998School Standards and Framework Bill — Third Reading tellnono Teller
Commons24 Mar 1998School Standards and Framework Bill - Partnership schemes tellayeaye Teller
Commons23 Mar 1998Budget Resolutions 1998 — Corporation tax (due and payable date) tellnono Teller
Commons23 Mar 1998Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation - 4. Wine and made-wine (rates of duty) tellnono Teller
Commons23 Mar 1998Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — 2. Beer (rate of duty) tellnono Teller
Commons10 Mar 1998Pensioners' Incomes tellayeaye Teller
Commons10 Mar 1998Taxation tellayeaye Teller
Commons3 Mar 1998Listening to the Countryside tellnono Teller
Commons3 Mar 1998Listening to the Countryside tellayeaye Teller
Commons3 Mar 1998ISAs, TESSAs and PEPs tellayeaye Teller
Commons10 Feb 1998Scotland Bill - Ministers tellayeaye Teller
Commons10 Feb 1998Scotland Bill - The Scottish Executive tellayeaye Teller
Commons5 Feb 1998Local Government Finance tellnono Teller
Commons5 Feb 1998Local Government Finance tellnono Teller
Commons5 Feb 1998Local Government Finance tellnono Teller
Commons3 Feb 1998Government of Wales Bill - Relations with local government tellayeaye Teller
Commons27 Jan 1998Protection of the Countryside tellayeaye Teller
Commons22 Jan 1998Bank of England Bill - Transitional provisions and savings tellnono Teller
Commons19 Jan 1998European Communities (Amendment) Bill - Exchange of information between Court of Auditors and other bodies tellnono Teller
Commons19 Jan 1998European Communities (Amendment) Bill - Meaning of "the Treaties" and "the Community Treaties" tellayeaye Teller
Commons17 Dec 1997European Communities (Amendment) Bill (Allocation of Time) tellnono Teller
Commons17 Dec 1997Fisheries tellnono Teller
Commons17 Dec 1997Fisheries tellayeaye Teller
Commons10 Dec 1997Social Security Bill - New schedule 1 tellayeaye Teller
Commons1 Dec 1997Welfare, Pensions and Disabled People tellayeaye Teller
Commons25 Nov 1997European Parliamentary Elections Bill tellnono Teller
Commons12 Nov 1997European Communities (Amendment) Bill tellnono Teller
Commons11 Nov 1997Bank of England Bill tellnono Teller
Commons4 Nov 1997Rural Life tellayeaye Teller
Commons30 Jul 1997Referendums (Scotland and Wales) Bill tellnono Teller
Commons30 Jul 1997Referendums (Scotland and Wales) Bill - Referendum in Scotland tellnono Teller
Commons24 Jul 1997European Community Documents - 1998 Preliminary Draft Budget tellnono Teller
Commons15 Jul 1997Finance Bill tellnono Teller
Commons7 Jul 1997Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation - 22. Relief for film production and acquisition expenditure tellnono Teller
Commons7 Jul 1997Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation - 13. Surplus franked investment income tellnono Teller
Commons7 Jul 1997Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation - 11. Withdrawal of relief on medical insurance premiums tellnono Teller
Commons25 Jun 1997London Underground tellnono Teller
Commons25 Jun 1997London Underground - NHS Services (Charging) tellayeaye Teller

Policy Comparisons

This chart shows the percentage agreement between this MP and each of the policies in the database, according to their voting record.

AgreementPolicy
60% Abortion, Embryology and Euthanasia- Against
94% Abusive Tax Avoidance Should be Illegal
92% Academy Schools - for
0% Additional Rate of Income Tax - Increase
14% Ban fox hunting
13% Bankers' Bonus Tax
58% Business and community control of schools: For
90% Cap or Reduce Civil Service Redundancy Payments
100% Civil aviation pollution - For limiting
67% Closed Material Proceedure
84% Coalition Programme for Government - For
8% Control Orders
50% Corporal punishment of children - Against
50% Crossrail - In favour
75% Cull Badgers
100% Deployment of UK armed forces in Afghanistan
90% Employee Shareholder Status
100% End support for some 16-18 yr olds in education
0% Energy Prices - More Affordable
100% Equal Number of Electors Per Constituency - for
24% European Union - For
89% Excess Bedroom Benefit Penalty for Social Tenants
71% Fixed Term Parliaments
20% Foundation hospitals - In favour
14% Fox hunting - Ban
79% Freedom of Information Bill 2000 - Strengthen
12% Fully Elected House of Lords
27% Further Devolution to Scotland
5% Further devolution to Wales
47% Gambling - Against permissiveness
100% GP Commissioning in the NHS
91% Higher taxes on alcoholic drinks
100% Hold a UK referendum on Lisbon EU Treaty
14% Homosexuality - Equal rights
81% Human Rights and Equality
19% Identity cards - For introduction
40% Incentivise Low Carbon Electricity Generation
100% Increase Air Passenger Duty
47% Increase Taxes on Companies Investing in Assets
97% Increase the income tax - tax free allowance
98% Increase VAT
99% Iraq 2003 - For the invasion
92% Iraq Investigation - Necessary
6% Jobs Guarantee for Long Term Young Unemployed
0% Limit NHS Foundation Trust Private Patient Income
63% Localise Council Tax Support
63% Lower taxes on petrol & diesel for motor vehicles
25% Mansion Tax
76% Mass Retention of Communications Data
1% Ministers Can Intervene in Coroners' Inquests
29% More Generous Benefits for Ill and Disabled
31% More powers for local councils
39% No detention without charge or trial
17% No Polls Clash With MP Election System Referendum
50% Nuclear power - For
0% Parliamentary scrutiny - Reduce
17% Pension auto-enrolment - For
100% Police and Crime Commissioners
0% Post office - in favour of Government policy
100% Post office closures - against
0% Prevent abuse of zero hours contracts
100% Privatise Royal Mail
50% Promote Occupational Pensions
13% Proportional Representation Voting System - For
99% Protesting near Parliament - Unrestricted
0% Rail Fares - Lower
84% Recreational drugs - Against legalization
86% Reduce Spending on Welfare Benefits
83% Reduce spending power of local government
93% Reduce the rate of Corporation Tax
93% Reducing the number of MPs - for
99% Referendum on Alternative Vote for MP Elections
82% Referendum on the UK's membership of the EU - For
83% Referendums for Directly Elected City Mayors
71% Register of Lobbyists
12% Remove Hereditary Peers from the House of Lords
0% Require Pub Companies to Offer Rent Only Leases
100% Restrict 3rd party campaigners during elections
84% Restrict Scope of Legal Aid
64% Retention of Business Rates by Local Government
50% Right to strike
0% Same Sex Marriage - for
92% Schools - Greater Autonomy
100% Sell England's Public Forests
10% Smoking ban - In favour
54% Stop climate change
38% Stronger Military Covenant
50% Termination of pregnancy - against
18% Terrorism laws - For
100% The UK should not ratify the Lisbon Treaty
46% Transexuality - Against legal recognition
50% Transparency of Parliament
100% Trident replacement - In favour
100% Tuition fees - Set Upper Limit at £9,000 per Year
93% University education fees - Should be free
38% University Tuition Fees - For
93% Use of UK Military Forces Overseas
0% Voting age - Reduce to 16
17% War - Parliamentary authority not necessary
0% Welfare benefits ought rise in line with prices

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