Ben Gummer

Ipswich Conservative

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How Ben Gummer voted
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  • Voted very strongly for university tuition feesDetails
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
  • Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails
  • Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
  • Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
  • Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails

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Ben Gummer occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Long-term Unemployment 31 Mar 2014

    What steps he plans to take to tackle long-term unemployment.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Long-term Unemployment 31 Mar 2014

    It is a fact that every Labour Government since the war have left office with unemployment higher than when they came in. That is why I am particularly proud that unemployment, both youth and total, is lower than when we came into office in 2010. We have a particular issue with long-term unemployment in Ipswich. What will my hon. Friend do to ensure that when we leave office—in the long...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Charter for Budget Responsibility 26 Mar 2014

    This is an important moment in the way that we run Budgets in this country, it is an important moment for the accountability of politics and it is an important moment for the way we deal with the welfare crisis we were left by the previous Government. It is an important moment in the way we run the Budget in this country because most people would be astounded by the notion that we do not...

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  • Has spoken in 18 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 3 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 80.76% 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 — average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 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") 85 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 2014.

4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by the party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Anglia Countrywide Management Ltd
(a) Address of donor: Saxon House, Cromwell Square, Ipswich, IP1 1PS
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(a) Donor status: company, registration no 02309367
(a) (Registered 13 June 2013; updated 8 October 2013)
(a) Name of donor: Ransome's Dock Ltd. 
(a) Address of donor: Cardinal House, St Nicholas Street, Ipswich,IP1 1TT
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(a) Donor status: company, registration no 02272966
(a) (Registered 13 June 2013)
(a) Name of donor:  United & Cecil Club
(a) Address of donor:  Beckfield, Crouch Lane, Winkfield, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 4TN
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind:  £2,500
(a) Donor status: members’ association
(a) (Registered 6 August 2013)
(a) Name of donor: Mr Andrew J Cook
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 6 August 2013)
(a) Name of donor: Call Connection Ltd
(a) Address of donor: Saxon House, Cromwell Square, Ipswich, IP1 1TS
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Use of meeting room from October 2013 to March 2014, valued at £3,000 in total
(a) Donor status: company
(a) (Registered 17 October 2013)
(a) Name of donor:  United & Cecil Club
(a) Address of donor:  Beckfield, Crouch Lane, Winkfield, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 4TN
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind:  £2,500
(a) Donor status: members’ association
(a) (Registered 25 February 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Christopher Moran and Company Ltd.
(a) Address of donor: Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, London SW3 3DW
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500
(a) Donor status: company
(a) (Registered 18 March 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Address of donor: 55 Tufton Street, London SW1P 3QL
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, hotel accommodation, transportation and food with a value of £1,540
Destination of visit: Israel and the West Bank
Date of visit: 27-31 May 2013
Purpose of visit: To participate in a parliamentary fact finding delegation.
(Registered 13 June 2013)
Name of donor: Majlis As Shura, Shura Council of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Address of donor: c/o Embassy of Saudi Arabia, 30 Charles Street, London W1J 5DZ
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, food, transport and accommodation; total value £5,749.19
Destination of visit: Saudi Arabia
Date of visit: 11-17 March 2013
Purpose of visit: visit organized by Conservative Middle East Council to meet with representatives of the Government in Saudi Arabia and British representatives
(Registered 13 June 2013)
9. Shareholdings
(a) Sancroft International Ltd (corporate responsibility and environmental services consultancy)
(a) ICWL Ltd (licensing and development of water-cooled refrigerators for use in retail and wholesale markets)

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