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Biography

Rt Hon John Whittingdale MP

Constituency
Maldon

Introduction

Rt Hon John Whittingdale MP was born John Flasby Lawrance Whittingdale on 16 October 1959 in Sherborne , England and is the Conservative MP for Maldon.

Committees

Currently sitting on the Committee on Exiting the European Union (since October 2016), Mr John Whittingdale does not chair at this time.

He has in the past sat on Privacy and Injunctions (Joint Committee) (Jul 2011 to Mar 2012), Liaison Committee (Commons) (Jul 2005 to Mar 2015), Culture, Media and Sport Committee (Jul 2005 to Mar 2015), Trade & Industry (Jul 2001 to Oct 2001), Health Committee (Jul 1993 to Mar 1997), Consolidation etc. Bills (Joint Committee) (Apr 1992 to Mar 1997). He has also chaired in the past Privacy and Injunctions (Joint Committee) (Sep 2011 to Mar 2012), Culture, Media and Sport Committee (Jul 2005 to Mar 2015).

Posts

In the past, Mr John Whittingdale has held the position of Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (2015 to 2016) in government.

He was Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (2004 to 2005), Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (2003 to 2004), Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (2002 to 2003), Shadow Secretary of State (Trade and Industry) (2001 to 2002), Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury) (1998 to 1999), Opposition Whip (Commons) (1997 to 1998) in opposition.

He was Vice-Chair, Conservative Party 1922 Committee.

Interests

Mr John Whittingdale has the following specific interests :
Politics - Broadcasting and media: Film, music, arts
Countries - Armenia, China, Georgia, Israel, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Russia, Ukraine, USA

You can contact Mr John Whittingdale in the following ways:

Website

http://www.johnwhittingdale.org.uk

Parliamentary

House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

Phone : 020 7219 3557

Fax : 020 7219 2522

Email : john.whittingdale.mp@parliament.uk

Constituency

19 High Street, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5PE

Twitter

https://twitter.com/jwhittingdale