Grant Shapps

MP, Welwyn Hatfield

Welwyn Hatfield Conservative

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Grant Shapps’s voting in Parliament

Grant Shapps is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Grant Shapps sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Grant Shapps generally voted against requiring the mass retention of information about communications, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Grant Shapps’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Grant Shapps’s full vote analysis page for more.

Grant Shapps has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department of Health: Travellers: Health 13 Jun 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department took specialist health research into account when undertaking its equality impact assessment on the draft guidance to local housing authorities on the periodical review of housing needs: caravans and houseboats; and what steps his Department is taking to fulfil the UK's international obligations under the National Roma...
  • Written Answers — Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Broadband 12 May 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to publish responses to the Broadband Universal Service Obligation consultation.
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Married Quarters 11 Apr 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans the Government has to extend the period of time separating spouses of service personnel have to vacate his Department's accommodation.

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Conservative MP for Welwyn Hatfield

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election


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Topics of interest

  • Communities and Local Government
  • Treasury
  • Home Department
  • Work and Pensions
  • Transport
  • Housing: Low Incomes
  • Departments: Property
  • Departmental Training
  • Homes and Communities Agency
  • Mortgages: Government Assistance

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (15 Jul 2015 to 26 Oct 2015)
  • The Minister of State, Department for International Development (8 May 2015 to 28 Nov 2015)
  • Minister without Portfolio (6 Sep 2012 to 8 May 2015)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (11 Oct 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • The Minister for Housing (13 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Shadow Minister (Housing and Planning) (20 Dec 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Public Administration Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 26 Feb 2007)
  • Vice-Chair, Conservative Party (1 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 5 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Grant Shapps’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 7 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 80.20% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 12 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 194 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Grant Shapps’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 246 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jun 2016.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Welwyn Hatfield Patrons Club
Address of donor: Maynard House, The Common, Hatfield AL10 0NF

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £9,000

Donor status: members’ association

(Registered 11 January 2016)
Name of donor: Welwyn Hatfield Patrons Club
Address of donor: Maynard House, The Common, Hatfield AL10 0NF

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000

Donor status: members’ association

(Registered 25 February 2016)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
PrintHouse Corporation Ltd

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