Helen Grant

MP, Maidstone and The Weald

Maidstone and The Weald Conservative

Helen Grant’s voting in Parliament

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

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

  • Helen Grant consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Home Office: Human Trafficking 25 May 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police raids in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland resulted in potential victims of human trafficking being taken by the police to reception centres in each of the last three years; and if she will make a statement.
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Human Trafficking 25 May 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many potential victims of human trafficking were taken by the police to reception centres following police raids in the last year; what proportion of such potential victims volunteered to enter the National Referral Mechanism; and if she will make a statement.
  • BBC 12 May 2016

    The BBC has struggled with diversity on-screen and off-screen for far too long, so I absolutely welcome the enshrinement of diversity in the new charter. It is the right and the wise thing to do. Does the Secretary of State agree that attracting the brightest and most diverse talent will improve the content of the BBC’s offering, and ultimately the ratings?

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Profile

Conservative MP for Maidstone and The Weald

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Justice
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Transport
  • Education
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Armed Forces: Families
  • UN Resolutions: Females
  • Prisoners: Females
  • Non-molestation Orders
  • Dogs

Currently held offices

  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (since 10 Feb 2016)
  • Member, International Development Sub-Committee on the Work of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (since 14 Jul 2015)
  • Member, International Development Committee (since 8 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (7 Oct 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Women and Equalities (6 Sep 2012 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Member, Justice Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 31 Oct 2011)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Numerology

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More about this

  • Has spoken in 20 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Helen Grant’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 2 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 88.28% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — below 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 181 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 16 May 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: Mr Charles Walker
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,310

Donor status: individual

(Registered 06 June 2015)
Name of donor: Mr Melvin Streek
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,900

Donor status: individual

(Registered 06 June 2015)
Name of donor: Mrs Joan M Spiers
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 06 June 2015)
Name of donor: Alan Firmin Ltd
Address of donor: Redwall Lane, Linton, Maidstone, Kent ME17 4BB

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: company, registration 00578955

(Registered 06 June 2015)
Name of donor: Stephen Norman
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 06 June 2015)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Lawn Tennis Association Ltd
Address of donor: National Tennis Centre, 100 Priory Lane, Roehampton, London SW15 5JQ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Ticket to the President’s Lunch at Wimbledon, value £279; seat on centre court, value £98; total value £377

Date received: 6 July 2015

Date accepted: 6 July 2015

Donor status: company, no. 07459469

(Registered 09 September 2015)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Hilton Worldwide Holdings, Inc.
Address of donor: 7930 Jones Branch Drive, Tysons Corner, Virginia, United States

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): preferential rate hotel accommodation for two people; value £1,020

Destination of visit: Los Angeles, California, USA

Date of visit: 31 July - 6 August 2015

Purpose of visit: private holiday

(Registered 20 August 2015)
Name of donor: Community Healing Network Inc
Address of donor: 111 Whalley Avenue, New Haven CT 06511 USA

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Hotel accommodation, value approx. £1,200

Destination of visit: Washington DC

Date of visit: 17 to 22 September 2015

Purpose of visit: Member of EU delegation attending 45th Annual Legislative Conference of Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc

(Registered 05 October 2015)
6. Land and property: (i) value over £100,000 (ii) rental income of over £10,000 a year
Commercial offices and storage in Croydon, Surrey, held in trust by James Hay Pension Trustees Ltd, on behalf of myself and my husband: (i). (Updated 7 September 2015)
8. Miscellaneous
Designated Member of Grants Solicitors LLP, Airport House, Purley Way, Croydon, Surrey CR0 0XZ. Since September 2012 I have not practised as a solicitor. At the Members’ volition Grants Solicitors LLP ceased trading as of 29 December 2013. (Updated 20 January 2014, 30 January 2014 and 3 February 2015)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my husband, Simon Grant, as Senior Parliamentary Assistant.

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