Ben Gummer

MP, Ipswich

Ipswich Conservative

Ben Gummer’s voting in Parliament

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

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

  • Ben Gummer consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords, while 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 has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS 5 May 2016

    No National Health Service arm’s length bodies have merged or changed their name in the last 24 months. As of 1 April 2016, Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority (TDA) have been working under a shared leadership and operating framework as NHS Improvement. However, Monitor and the TDA have not formally merged. They continue to operate in line with their current legal...
  • Written Answers — Department of Health: Junior Doctors: Conditions of Employment 5 May 2016

    Yes. This is explicit in paragraph 60 of Schedule 2 of the Terms and Conditions of Service published by NHS Employers on 31 March 2016. In addition amendments have also been made to the provision for on-call availability with respect to doctors working less than full-time, transitional arrangements have been amended so that doctors who take approved time out of training are not disadvantaged...
  • Written Answers — Department of Health: Clinical Psychologists: Training 5 May 2016

    Health Education England (HEE) funding for trainees in clinical psychology is currently determined at a local level based on local need and is subject to annual workforce planning. For 2016-17, HEE will fund those commissions set out in the HEE Commissioning and Investment Plan for 2016-17. HEE’s plans for training clinical psychologists remain unchanged from 2015-16 with 526...

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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 40 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Ben Gummer’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 92.78% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well 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 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 126 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Ben Gummer’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 261 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 3 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: Abdul-Majid Jafar
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: individual

(Registered 01 June 2015)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Until 18 June 2015, Sancroft International Ltd (corporate responsibility and environmental services consultancy). (Updated 22 June 2015)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my sister, Leonora Gummer, as part time Parliamentary Assistant. (Registered 08 June 2015)

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

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