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 never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department of Health: Infectious Diseases: Disease Control 5 Feb 2016

    There is no simple solution to reducing infections in hospitals or the wider health economy. Thus as part of implementation of the UK 5 Year Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy 2013 – 2018, a wide ranging programme of work is already underway to reduce the incidence of infections. The Strategy is available at:
  • Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Finance 5 Feb 2016

    Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority (NHS TDA) (becoming NHS Improvement from 1 April 2016) engage with National Health Service trusts and foundation trusts on a daily basis and staff regularly meet with these organisations to review and support their plans to improve their financial positions. Since 15 January, senior representatives have met with seven trusts for face to face...
  • Written Answers — Department of Health: Hospitals: Infectious Diseases 5 Feb 2016

    Public Health England undertakes monitoring of healthcare associated infections, which includes the mandatory healthcare associated infections surveillance system. These arrangements are regularly reviewed and changes introduced in 2015 include enhanced surveillance for very antibiotic resistant infections (carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae).

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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 28 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 90.37% 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.
  • 117 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Ben Gummer’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 210 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Dec 2015.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Call Connection
Address of donor: Saxon House, Cromwell Square, Ipswich IP1 1TS

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: use of a meeting room with phones between late October 2014 and March 2015; value £3,000

Donor status: company

(Registered 20 November 2014)
Name of donor: Witnesham Ventures
Address of donor: 17 Neptune Quay, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1QJ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,999

Donor status: company, registration 02516706

(Registered 24 March 2015)
Name of donor: Nick Jenkins
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: individual

(Registered 24 March 2015)
Name of donor: David Bliss
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: individual

(Registered 04 March 2015)
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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