Ben Gummer

MP, Ipswich

Ipswich Conservative

Ben Gummer’s voting in Parliament

Ben Gummer is a Conservative MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Ben Gummer sometimes differs from their party collegues, such as:

  • Labour's anti-terrorism laws. Ben Gummer consistently voted for. Most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes
  • Removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. Ben Gummer consistently voted for. Most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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

Ben Gummer never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department of Health: Ealing Hospital: Paediatrics 23 Jul 2015

    This is a matter for the local National Health Service. As the hon. Member is aware, under the Shaping a Healthier Future reconfiguration programme, maternity services are being concentrated at consultant-staffed, 24-7 maternity units in six locations across North West London. The decision to move births away from Ealing Hospital was endorsed by an independent advisory panel and then...
  • Written Answers — Department of Health: General Practitioners: Woking 22 Jul 2015

    National Health Service workforce data is not available at constituency level. Such information is available in the following table. Due to differences in boundaries, primary care trust (PCT) data from 2010 to 2012 is not comparable to clinical commissioning group (CCG) data in 2013 and 2014. General practitioners (GPs) by selected area in England: Headcount and full-time equivalent...
  • Written Answers — Department of Health: Hereditary Diseases: Screening 22 Jul 2015

    The NHS Newborn Bloodspot Screening Programme is directly commissioned by NHS England as part of the Section 7A agreement of the National Health Service Act (2006), as amended by the Health and Social Care Act (2012). It sets out the arrangements under which the Secretary of State for Health delegates to NHS England the responsibility for certain elements of Public Health functions. The...

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Conservative MP for Ipswich

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

Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Education
  • Justice
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Multiple Sclerosis: Drugs
  • Music: Education
  • Asylum: Community Relations
  • Planning
  • Railways: East of England

Currently held offices

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health (since 8 May 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Justice Committee (29 Nov 2010 to 5 Nov 2012)
  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 3 Dec 2012)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 23 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 90.57% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 9 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.
  • 116 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Ben Gummer’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 144 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Jul 2015.


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