Voting Record — Oliver Heald MP, North East Hertfordshire (10267)

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

FromToPartyRebellions (explain...)Attendance (explain...)Teller
9 Jun 2017 still in office Con 0 votes out of 23, 0.0% 23 votes out of 23, 100.0% 0 times
8 May 2015 3 May 2017 Con 0 votes out of 418, 0.0% 418 votes out of 467, 89.5% 0 times
6 May 2010 30 Mar 2015 Con 4 votes out of 1008, 0.4% 1008 votes out of 1239, 81.4% 0 times
5 May 2005 12 Apr 2010 Con 5 votes out of 779, 0.6% 779 votes out of 1288, 60.5% 2 times
7 Jun 2001 11 Apr 2005 Con 6 votes out of 852, 0.7% 852 votes out of 1246, 68.4% 0 times
1 May 1997 14 May 2001 Con 4 votes out of 823, 0.5% 823 votes out of 1273, 64.7% 101 times

External Links

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).

See also all votes... attended | possible

HouseDateSubjectOliver HealdCon VoteRôle
no rebellions, never teller
12 Jun 2017Stopped being The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice,
HouseDateSubjectOliver HealdCon VoteRôle
no rebellions, never teller
16 Jul 2016Became The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice,
HouseDateSubjectOliver HealdCon VoteRôle
Commons3 Feb 2015Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Mitochondrial Donation) Regulations 2015 minorityaye Rebel
17 Dec 2014Stopped being Member, House of Commons Governance Committee
16 Oct 2014Became Member, House of Commons Governance Committee
15 Jul 2014Stopped being The Solicitor-General,
Commons5 Mar 2014Amendments to Acts of Parliament in Light of the Introduction of Same Sex Marriage in Parts of the UK minorityaye Rebel
12 Dec 2012Stopped being Member, Standards and Privileges Committee
29 Oct 2012Stopped being Member, Work and Pensions Committee
15 Oct 2012Stopped being Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee)
6 Sep 2012Became The Solicitor-General,
Commons11 Jul 2012Thursdays Majorityno Rebel
26 Mar 2012Stopped being Member, Draft House of Lords Reform Bill (Joint Committee)
23 Jun 2011Became Member, Draft House of Lords Reform Bill (Joint Committee)
Commons12 Nov 2010Sustainable Livestock Bill — Closure Motion Majorityno Rebel
26 Oct 2010Became Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee)
26 Jul 2010Became Member, Standards and Privileges Committee
6 May 2010Stopped being Member, Committee of Selection
HouseDateSubjectOliver HealdCon VoteRôle
26 Oct 2009Became Member, Committee of Selection
Commons20 Mar 2009Prayers tellnono Teller
Commons26 Nov 2008Points of Order — Emergency Debate — Pre-Budget Report minorityno Rebel
Commons25 Jan 2008Orders of the Day — Planning and Energy Bill tellayeaye Teller
22 Oct 2007Became Member, Work and Pensions Committee
3 Jul 2007Stopped being Shadow Secretary of State (Justice),
3 Jul 2007Stopped being Shadow Secretary of State,
Commons7 Mar 2007House of Lords Reform — Composition Option 6 (80 per Cent. Elected) Majorityno Rebel
Commons14 Feb 2006Health Bill — New Clause 5 — Smoke-free premises: exemptions — as amended Majorityno Rebel
Commons14 Feb 2006Health Bill — New Clause 5 — Smoke-free premises: exemptions — private clubs Majorityno Rebel
Commons14 Feb 2006Health Bill — New Clause 5 — Smoke-free premises: exemptions — consideration Majorityno Rebel
13 Jul 2005Stopped being Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee
1 Jun 2005Stopped being Shadow Leader of the House of Commons,
10 May 2005Became Shadow Secretary of State,
HouseDateSubjectOliver HealdCon VoteRôle
Commons26 Jan 2005Car Mileage Allowance minorityno Rebel
15 Jun 2004Became Shadow Secretary of State (Justice),
Commons22 Apr 2004Security Screen Majorityno Rebel
Commons22 Apr 2004Installation of a Security Screen in the House of Commons Chamber Majorityaye Rebel
Commons22 Apr 2004Security Screen Majorityno Rebel
9 Dec 2003Became Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee
1 Jun 2003Became Shadow Leader of the House of Commons,
1 Jun 2003Stopped being Shadow Cabinet Minister (Work and Pensions),
Commons4 Feb 2003House of Lords Reform — Option 4 (80 per Cent. Elected) — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons4 Feb 2003House of Lords Reform — Option 2 (100 per Cent. Elected) — rejected minorityno Rebel
1 Jun 2002Became Shadow Cabinet Minister (Work and Pensions),
1 Jun 2002Stopped being Shadow Spokesperson (Health),
1 Jun 2001Became Shadow Spokesperson (Health),
1 Jun 2001Stopped being Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs),
HouseDateSubjectOliver HealdCon VoteRôle
Commons6 Feb 2001House of Commons (Removal of Clergy Disqualification) Bill (Programme) - Lords amendments and further messages from the Lords tellnono Teller
Commons20 Jun 2000Census (Amendment) Bill [Lords] Majorityno Rebel
1 Jun 2000Became Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs),
1 Jun 2000Stopped being Opposition Whip (Commons),
21 Feb 2000Stopped being Member, Administration Committee
Commons31 Jan 2000Utilities Bill tellayeaye Teller
Commons20 Dec 1999Transport Bill tellnono Teller
Commons20 Dec 1999Transport Bill tellayeaye Teller
Commons13 Dec 1999Fisheries tellayeaye Teller
Commons6 Dec 1999Government Resources and Accounts Bill tellayeaye Teller
Commons29 Nov 1999Electronic Communications Bill tellayeaye Teller
Commons3 Nov 1999Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill tellnono Teller
Commons3 Nov 1999Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill tellnono Teller
Commons3 Nov 1999Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill - Incapacity benefit: restriction to recent contributors tellnono Teller
Commons1 Nov 1999Print Acts of Parliament on Paper instead of Vellum — rejected minorityno Rebel
Commons5 Jul 1999Finance Bill - Non-tax payers tellayeaye Teller
Commons16 Jun 1999Immigration and Asylum Bill - Code of practice tellayeaye Teller
Commons16 Jun 1999Immigration and Asylum Bill - Support for children tellnono Teller
Commons26 May 1999Line of Route minorityaye Rebel
Commons20 May 1999Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill - Extent tellnono Teller
Commons20 May 1999Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill tellnono Teller
Commons20 May 1999Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill - Duty as an employer to offer payroll deduction facility tellayeaye Teller
Commons20 May 1999Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill (Allocation of Time) - Miscellaneous tellnono Teller
Commons17 May 1999Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill - Earnings of workers supplied by service companies etc. tellnono Teller
Commons29 Apr 1999Industry and Employment tellnono Teller
Commons29 Apr 1999Industry and Employment tellayeaye Teller
Commons29 Apr 1999Housing and the Green Belt tellayeaye Teller
Commons14 Apr 1999Access to Justice Bill [Lords] tellnono Teller
Commons14 Apr 1999Access to Justice Bill [Lords] tellayeaye Teller
Commons18 Mar 1999Roads tellnono Teller
Commons18 Mar 1999Roads tellayeaye Teller
Commons18 Mar 1999Policing tellayeaye Teller
Commons4 Mar 1999Delegated Legislation - Terms and Conditions of Employment tellnono Teller
Commons4 Mar 1999Delegated Legislation - Terms and Conditions of Employment tellnono Teller
Commons4 Mar 1999House of Lords Bill - Criteria for conferment of life peerage (No. 3) tellayeaye Teller
Commons4 Feb 1999National Lottery tellnono Teller
Commons4 Feb 1999Local Government Finance tellnono Teller
Commons4 Feb 1999Police tellnono Teller
Commons19 Jan 1999Greater London Authority Bill - Membership of the Authority and the Assembly tellayeaye Teller
Commons2 Dec 1998European Parliamentary Elections Bill [Money] - New schedule 2 to the European Parliamentary Elections Act 1978 tellnono Teller
Commons2 Dec 1998European Parliamentary Elections Bill [Money] - Commencement tellnono Teller
Commons23 Jul 1998Northern Ireland Bill - Exclusion of Ministers from office tellayeaye Teller
22 Jun 1998Became Member, Administration Committee
Commons18 Jun 1998Northern Ireland (Sentences) Bill - Sentences passed outside Northern Ireland tellnono Teller
Commons2 Jun 1998Electoral System tellayeaye Teller
Commons21 May 1998Deregulation - Union Subscriptions tellnono Teller
Commons21 May 1998Common Agricultural Policy tellayeaye Teller
Commons20 May 1998Human Rights Bill [Lords] - The Convention and the First Protocol tellnono Teller
Commons19 May 1998Scotland Bill - Remuneration of members of the Parliament and Executive tellayeaye Teller
Commons19 May 1998Scotland Bill - Stages of Bills tellayeaye Teller
Commons13 May 1998Social Security Bill - New clause tellnono Teller
Commons12 May 1998Scotland Bill - Powers to intervene in certain cases tellayeaye Teller
Commons12 May 1998Scotland Bill - Concordats tellayeaye Teller
Commons12 May 1998Scotland Bill - Corruption or maladministration in local government tellayeaye Teller
Commons6 May 1998Scotland Bill - Review of role of Scottish Members of House of Commons tellayeaye Teller
Commons21 Apr 1998Finance (No. 2) Bill tellnono Teller
Commons21 Apr 1998Finance (No. 2) Bill tellayeaye Teller
Commons6 Apr 1998Manufacturing Industry tellayeaye Teller
Commons1 Apr 1998Regional Development Agencies Bill - Vesting and acquisition of land: supplementary provisions tellnono Teller
Commons1 Apr 1998Regional Development Agencies Bill - Acquisition of land tellayeaye Teller
Commons1 Apr 1998Regional Development Agencies Bill - Activities of agencies in rural areas tellayeaye Teller
Commons31 Mar 1998Delegated Legislation - Pensions tellnono Teller
Commons31 Mar 1998Scotland Bill - Register of concordats tellayeaye Teller
Commons31 Mar 1998Scotland Bill - Reserved matters tellayeaye Teller
Commons25 Mar 1998Government of Wales Bill (Programme) tellnono 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
Commons13 Mar 1998Waste Minimisation Bill [Money] Majorityno Rebel
Commons2 Mar 1998Government of Wales Bill - Decisions affecting vital interests of a region tellayeaye Teller
Commons12 Feb 1998Scotland Bill - Scottish Consolidated Fund tellayeaye Teller
Commons10 Feb 1998Scotland Bill - Power to prevent or require action tellayeaye Teller
Commons10 Feb 1998Scotland Bill - Exercise of functions tellayeaye Teller
Commons10 Feb 1998Scotland Bill - The Scottish Executive tellayeaye Teller
Commons3 Feb 1998Government of Wales Bill - Relations with local government tellayeaye Teller
Commons3 Feb 1998Government of Wales Bill - Grants to Assembly tellayeaye Teller
Commons2 Feb 1998Government of Wales Bill - Assembly First Secretary tellayeaye Teller
Commons28 Jan 1998Scotland Bill - Constituencies, regions and regional members tellnono Teller
Commons27 Jan 1998London Underground tellayeaye Teller
Commons21 Jan 1998Government of Wales Bill - Transfer of Ministerial functions tellayeaye Teller
Commons20 Jan 1998Government of Wales Bill tellayeaye Teller
Commons20 Jan 1998Government of Wales Bill - The Assembly tellayeaye Teller
Commons14 Jan 1998Regional Development Agencies Bill tellnono Teller
Commons14 Jan 1998Regional Development Agencies Bill tellayeaye Teller
Commons11 Dec 1997European Community Documents - Agenda 2000: Reform of the Common Agricultural Policy tellayeaye Teller
Commons9 Dec 1997Government of Wales Bill tellnono Teller
Commons9 Dec 1997Government of Wales Bill tellnono Teller
Commons9 Dec 1997Government of Wales Bill tellayeaye Teller
Commons3 Dec 1997European Communities (Amendment) Bill - Meaning of "the Treaties" and "the Community Treaties" tellayeaye Teller
Commons1 Dec 1997Burdens on Business tellayeaye Teller
Commons24 Nov 1997Greater London Authority (Referendum) Bill tellayeaye Teller
Commons24 Nov 1997Greater London Authority (Referendum) Bill - Counting Officers tellayeaye Teller
Commons19 Nov 1997Greater London Authority (Referendum) Bill - [Sir Alan Haselhurst in the Chair] tellayeaye Teller
Commons11 Nov 1997Bank of England Bill tellnono Teller
Commons4 Nov 1997Rural Life tellnono Teller
Commons3 Nov 1997Firearms (Amendment) Bill - Competition Pistols tellnono Teller
Commons3 Nov 1997Firearms (Amendment) Bill - Disabled persons: exemption. tellnono Teller
Commons29 Jul 1997Table - Repeals tellnono Teller
Commons29 Jul 1997Table - Foreign income dividends tellayeaye Teller
Commons28 Jul 1997Finance Bill tellayeaye Teller
Commons28 Jul 1997Finance Bill — Rate of duty on spirits tellayeaye Teller
Commons24 Jul 1997European Community Documents - 1998 Preliminary Draft Budget tellnono Teller
Commons16 Jul 1997Finance Bill tellnono Teller
Commons14 Jul 1997Finance Bill (Allocation of Time) tellnono Teller
Commons9 Jul 1997Pensions tellayeaye 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
Commons25 Jun 1997London Underground tellnono Teller
Commons25 Jun 1997London Underground - NHS Services (Charging) tellayeaye Teller
1 Jun 1997Became Opposition Whip (Commons),
2 May 1997Stopped being Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Social Security),
6 Jul 1995Became Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Social Security),
31 Oct 1994Stopped being Member, Employment Committee
27 Apr 1992Became Member, Employment Committee

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
81% Abortion, Embryology and Euthanasia- Against
100% Academy Schools - for
17% Action to prevent domestic violence
0% Additional Rate of Income Tax - Increase
72% Against On-Shore Wind Turbines
65% Apprenticeships
0% Assisted Dying
76% Asylum System - More strict
100% Balance the Budget Without Borrowing
0% Ban fox hunting
20% Bankers' Bonus Tax
76% Business and community control of schools: For
100% Cap or Reduce Civil Service Redundancy Payments
100% Civil aviation pollution - For limiting
100% Closed Material Proceedure
87% Coalition Programme for Government - For
12% Control Orders
50% Corporal punishment of children - Against
50% Crossrail - In favour
75% Cull Badgers
50% Deployment of UK armed forces in Afghanistan
42% Do more to help refugees inclding children
90% Employee Shareholder Status
100% Encourage and incentivise saving
100% End support for some 16-18 yr olds in education
11% Energy Prices - More Affordable
100% English Votes on English Laws etc.
95% Equal Number of Electors Per Constituency - for
36% European Union - For
96% Excess Bedroom Benefit Penalty for Social Tenants
100% Extend Right to Buy to Housing Associations
83% Fixed Term Parliaments
9% For the UK to Remain a Member of the EU
10% Foundation hospitals - In favour
0% Fox hunting - Ban
79% Freedom of Information Bill 2000 - Strengthen
47% Fully Elected House of Lords
13% Further Devolution to Scotland
12% Further devolution to Wales
43% Gambling - Against permissiveness
93% GP Commissioning in the NHS
0% Higher Pay for Public Sector Workers
86% Higher taxes on alcoholic drinks
70% Higher taxes on banks
100% Higher taxes on sugary drinks
100% Hold a UK referendum on Lisbon EU Treaty
24% Homosexuality - Equal rights
100% HS2 - In Favour
33% Human Rights and Equality
11% Identity cards - For introduction
100% In Favour of Mass Surveillance
30% Incentivise Low Carbon Electricity Generation
33% Incentivise membership of press regulator
95% Increase Air Passenger Duty
96% Increase the income tax - tax free allowance
83% Increase VAT
33% Inheritance Tax
99% Iraq 2003 - For the invasion
84% Iraq Investigation - Necessary
6% Jobs Guarantee for Long Term Young Unemployed
7% Limit NHS Foundation Trust Private Patient Income
100% Localise Council Tax Support
60% Lower taxes on petrol & diesel for motor vehicles
90% Make High Earners Pay Market Rent for Council Home
33% Make it easier to trigger a new election for an MP
13% Mansion Tax
89% Mass Retention of Communications Data
60% Measures to reduce tax avoidance.
0% Member trustees on pension boards
100% Merge Police and Fire under Police & Crime Cmmr
100% Military Action against Daesh / ISIL
1% Ministers Can Intervene in Coroners' Inquests
24% Minumum Wage
0% More Emergency Service Workers
0% More funds for social care
7% More Generous Benefits for Ill and Disabled
36% More powers for local councils
35% No detention without charge or trial
0% No Polls Clash With MP Election System Referendum
57% Nuclear power - For
1% Parliamentary scrutiny - Reduce
58% Pension auto-enrolment - For
100% Phase out of Tenancies for Life
100% Police and Crime Commissioners
2% Post office - in favour of Government policy
98% Post office closures - against
0% Prevent abuse of zero hours contracts
100% Privatise Royal Mail
78% Promote Occupational Pensions
19% Proportional Representation Voting System - For
50% Protesting near Parliament - Unrestricted
16% Public Ownership of Railways
0% Rail Fares - Lower
84% Recreational drugs - Against legalization
86% Reduce capital gains tax
100% Reduce central funding for local government
96% Reduce Spending on Welfare Benefits
92% Reduce the rate of Corporation Tax
85% Reducing the number of MPs - for
100% Referendum on Alternative Vote for MP Elections
70% Referendum on the UK's membership of the EU - For
92% Referendums for Directly Elected City Mayors
71% Register of Lobbyists
50% Regulation of Shale Gas Extraction
23% Remove Hereditary Peers from the House of Lords
100% Replace Higher Education Grants with Loans
25% Require Pub Companies to Offer Rent Only Leases
100% Restrict 3rd party campaigners during elections
90% Restrict Scope of Legal Aid
50% Retain funds from council house sales locally
100% Retention of Business Rates by Local Government
9% Right for EU Citizens in the UK to Stay
36% Right to strike
48% Same Sex Marriage - for
97% Schools - Greater Autonomy
100% Sell England's Public Forests
66% Smoking ban - In favour
1% State control of bus services
42% Stop climate change
22% Stronger Military Covenant
56% Tax Incentives for Companies Investing in Assets
0% Teach children about drugs, sexuality and health
88% Termination of pregnancy - against
24% Terrorism laws - For
100% The UK should not ratify the Lisbon Treaty
100% Tougher on illegal immigration
95% Trade Union Regulation
54% Transexuality - Against legal recognition
50% Transparency of Parliament
93% Trident replacement - In favour
100% Tuition fees - Set Upper Limit at £9,000 per Year
93% University education fees - Should be free
44% University Tuition Fees - For
88% Use of UK Military Forces Overseas
9% Voting age - Reduce to 16
17% War - Parliamentary authority not necessary
0% Welfare benefits ought rise in line with prices

Possible Friends (more...)

Shows which MPs voted most similarly to this one in the 2015-present, Westminster Parliament. This is measured from 0% agreement (never voted the same) to 100% (always voted the same). Only votes that both MPs attended are counted. This may reveal relationships between MPs that were previously unsuspected. Or it may be nonsense.

AgreementNameConstituencyParty
No results found

About the Project

The Public Whip is a not-for-profit, open source website created in 2003 by Francis Irving and Julian Todd and now run by Bairwell Ltd.

There are lots of plans afoot, including extensive redevelopment of the site and plans for new functionality. To keep up with what's happening, please check out the blog. We're working on updating all the contact details throughout the site, but if you'd like to talk to us about the project, please email [email protected]

The Whip on the Web

Advertisement - Helping keeping PublicWhip alive