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John Whittingdale

Conservative - Maldon

Minister of State (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

(since February 2020)
Committee on Exiting the European Union
11th Sep 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union
11th Sep 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Committee on Exiting the European Union
31st Oct 2016 - 3rd May 2017
Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union
31st Oct 2016 - 3rd May 2017
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
8th May 2015 - 14th Jul 2016
Vice-Chair, Conservative Party 1922 Committee
1st Jul 2008 - 30th Mar 2015
Culture, Media and Sport Committee
11th Jul 2005 - 30th Mar 2015
Liaison Committee (Commons)
11th Jul 2005 - 30th Mar 2015
Privacy and Injunctions (Joint Committee)
14th Jul 2011 - 12th Mar 2012
Privacy and Injunctions (Joint Committee)
8th Sep 2011 - 12th Mar 2012
Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
1st Jul 2004 - 5th May 2005
Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
1st Nov 2003 - 1st Jul 2004
Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
23rd Jul 2002 - 15th Nov 2003
Shadow Secretary of State (Trade and Industry)
18th Sep 2001 - 23rd Jul 2002
Trade & Industry
16th Jul 2001 - 29th Oct 2001
Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury)
1st Jun 1998 - 1st Jun 1999
Opposition Whip (Commons)
1st Jun 1997 - 1st Jun 1998
Health and Social Care Committee
5th Jul 1993 - 21st Mar 1997
Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee)
27th Apr 1992 - 21st Mar 1997


Department Event
Wednesday 30th June 2021
09:25
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Fifth Delegated Legislation Committee - Debate - General Committee
30 Jun 2021, 9:25 a.m.
The draft Birmingham Commonwealth Games (Compensation for Enforcement Action) Regulations 2021
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Department Event
Thursday 1st July 2021
09:30
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Oral questions - Main Chamber
1 Jul 2021, 9:30 a.m.
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (including Topical Questions)
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Division Votes
Wednesday 9th June 2021
Information Commissioner (Remuneration)
voted Aye - in line with the party majority
One of 359 Conservative Aye votes vs 0 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 369 Noes - 2
Speeches
Thursday 10th June 2021
Safety of Journalists

I beg to move,

That this House has considered the safety of journalists.

I very much welcome this opportunity to …

Written Answers
Tuesday 2nd April 2019
Press Freedom
What diplomatic steps he is taking to help protect the rights and freedoms of journalists throughout the world.
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
None available
MP Financial Interests
Monday 2nd March 2020
1. Employment and earnings
1 April 2017 until February 2020, providing advice on regulatory issues and policy development to Authors Licensing and Collecting Society, …
EDM signed
Friday 20th December 2019
Big Ben chiming on the day of Brexit
That this House notes the ongoing refurbishment works on the Elizabeth Tower and the fact that during this period Big …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, John Whittingdale has voted in 287 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

Speeches made during Parliamentary debates are recorded in Hansard. For ease of browsing we have grouped debates into individual, departmental and legislative categories.

Sparring Partners
Lindsay Hoyle (Speaker)
(5 debate interactions)
Alun Cairns (Conservative)
(4 debate interactions)
Nigel Evans (Conservative)
(4 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Ministry of Justice
(2 debate contributions)
Home Office
(2 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
John Whittingdale has not made any spoken contributions to legislative debate
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Maldon Petitions

e-Petitions are administered by Parliament and allow members of the public to express support for a particular issue.

If an e-petition reaches 10,000 signatures the Government will issue a written response.

If an e-petition reaches 100,000 signatures the petition becomes eligible for a Parliamentary debate (usually Monday 4.30pm in Westminster Hall).

John Whittingdale has not participated in any petition debates

Latest EDMs signed by John Whittingdale

19th December 2019
John Whittingdale signed this EDM on Friday 20th December 2019

Big Ben chiming on the day of Brexit

Tabled by: Mark Francois (Conservative - Rayleigh and Wickford)
That this House notes the ongoing refurbishment works on the Elizabeth Tower and the fact that during this period Big Ben currently only chimes for Remembrance Sunday and New Year's Eve; further notes that the United Kingdom will now leave the European Union at 11.00pm GMT on 31 January 2020; …
53 signatures
(Most recent: 7 Jan 2020)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 48
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
27th June 2019
John Whittingdale signed this EDM on Wednesday 3rd July 2019

UK CREATIVE TALENT AT THE CANNES LIONS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CREATIVITY

Tabled by: Tom Brake (Liberal Democrat - Carshalton and Wallington)
That this House commends the success of UK creative talent at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity; congratulates the 27 UK creative agencies that together won 90 awards at the festival and 10 per cent of the awards in each category on average; notes that these awards made the …
14 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Sep 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 6
Liberal Democrat: 6
Conservative: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by John Whittingdale, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.


John Whittingdale has not been granted any Urgent Questions

John Whittingdale has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

John Whittingdale has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

John Whittingdale has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


John Whittingdale has not asked any Written Questions in the current parliament