John Whittingdale Portrait

John Whittingdale

Conservative - Maldon

Minister of State (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)
13th Feb 2020 - 16th Sep 2021
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


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Division Votes
Wednesday 19th January 2022
Building Safety Bill
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 294 Conservative No votes vs 0 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 181 Noes - 301
Speeches
Monday 17th January 2022
BBC Funding
My right hon. Friend will be aware that, last year, the number of TV licences purchased fell by 700,000, and …
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 13th December 2021
1. Employment and earnings
25 November 2021, received £458.33 from AlphaSights Ltd, Thames Court, 1 Queenhithe, London EC4V 3DX, for advice on the UK …
EDM signed
Thursday 13th January 2022
Fan-Led Review of Football Governance
That his House welcomes the publication of the report following the Fan Led Review of Football Governance, chaired by the …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, John Whittingdale has voted in 361 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)
(7 debate interactions)
Chi Onwurah (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
(6 debate interactions)
Dominic Raab (Conservative)
Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice
(5 debate interactions)
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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

2nd December 2021
John Whittingdale signed this EDM on Thursday 13th January 2022

Fan-Led Review of Football Governance

Tabled by: Ian Mearns (Labour - Gateshead)
That his House welcomes the publication of the report following the Fan Led Review of Football Governance, chaired by the hon. Member for Chatham and Aylesford, Tracey Crouch MP; notes that the recommendations within the report are supported in full by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Football, the All …
27 signatures
(Most recent: 19 Jan 2022)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 14
Plaid Cymru: 3
Independent: 2
Liberal Democrat: 2
Scottish National Party: 2
Conservative: 2
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Green Party: 1
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: 47
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Labour: 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