Helen Grant

MP, Maidstone and The Weald

Maidstone and The Weald Conservative

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How Helen Grant voted
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  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions Source
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Helen Grant occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Tourism 16 Oct 2014

    The tourism industry is worth an estimated 127 billion gross value added to the UK economy and provides almost 10% of all the jobs in the UK.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Tourism 16 Oct 2014

    Considerable work is being done to ensure that we continue to bid for and host major sporting events. We have had numerous events during the course of the last three years. Hosting such events is good for the economy and tourism and of course inspires people to get involved in sport. I am sure that next year’s Ironman triathlon in Staffordshire will boost tourism even further, and I...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Tourism 16 Oct 2014

    No, I do not agree with what the hon. Gentleman says. Considerable amounts of money go into marketing the country. The GREAT campaign has been very successful and the Chancellor recently announced a 50% increase. The local growth fund, the regional growth fund and the coastal communities fund have also been helpful in growing tourism locally and organising major sporting events.

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Conservative MP for Maidstone and The Weald

Entered 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

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)

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  • Has spoken in 31 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Has voted in 78.00% 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") 159 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
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 and 30 January 2014)
Following finalization of the financial accounts for Grants Solicitors LLP for the period 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013, my total profit allocation for that period has been adjusted from £8,583.30, as previously registered, to £13,001. The profits relate to the period 1 April 2012 until 31 August 2012. (Registered 30 January 2014)
8. Land and Property
Commercial offices and storage in Croydon, Surrey.

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