Sir John Whittingdale

Sir John Whittingdale is the Conservative MP for Maldon, and has been an MP continuously since 9 April 1992. He currently holds the Government posts of Minister of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology), and Minister of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport).

Registered Interests

The Register of Members’ Financial Interests is updated fortnightly online when the House is sitting, and less frequently at other times. Interests remain in the Register for twelve months after the interest has ended.

The interests set out below are those included in the most recently published version of the Register. All versions of the Register can be found here.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources

  • Name of donor: Guards Polo Club
    Address of donor: Smiths Lawn, Windsor Great Park, Egham TW20 0HP
    Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets and lunch at the Coronation Cup match, value £710
    Date received: 29 July 2023
    Date accepted: 29 July 2023
    Donor status: company, registration 02403242
    (Registered 7 August 2023)

5. Gifts and benefits from sources outside the UK

  • Name of donor: Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (Qatar Ministry of Sports and Culture) and the Embassy of the State of Qatar
    Address of donor: 1 South Audley Street, London W1K 1NB
    Amount of donation or nature and value of donation in kind: Two tickets to Qatar Goodwood Festival 2023 including hospitality and accommodation for one night, value £600
    Date received: 2 August 2023
    Date accepted: 2 August 2023
    Donor status: other
    (Registered 7 August 2023)

6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year

  • Flat in London: (i) and (ii). (Registered 8 October 2012)

10. Family members engaged in lobbying the public sector on behalf of a third party or client

  • Until 12 May 2023, my daughter, Alice Whittingdale, was employed as a Consultant at Pagefield Communications. (Registered 21 January 2019; updated 06 April 2022, 21 April 2022 and 18 August 2023)
  • My daughter, Alice Whittingdale, is employed as a Senior Consultant at Hanover Communications. (Registered 7 August 2023)