Philip Hammond’s voting in Parliament
Philip Hammond is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
This is a selection of Philip Hammond’s votes.
Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, in 2013
Generally voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2010–2017
Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 3 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2016
Almost always voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
18 votes for, 2 votes against, 6 absences, between 2010–2015
Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
6 votes for, 7 votes against, 1 absence, between 2007–2016
Almost always voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
0 votes for, 12 votes against, 3 absences, between 2011–2016
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Last updated: 29 Jun 2017
Debt has climbed steadily since 2009 as a result of the high levels of deficit. Since 2010, we have reduced the deficit by three quarters, so national debt will now peak at just under 90% of GDP this year. As the OBR’s “Fiscal risks report” of last week makes clear, that level of debt—a legacy of Labour’s recession—leaves us vulnerable to future shocks,...
My hon. Friend is absolutely right. He might have added that were anyone to suggest that they were able to do that, they could be accused of practising a deception on the people to whom they were offering that proposal. The cruelty of that would become apparent when it would have to be admitted that the proposal could not possibly be delivered. We face a debt challenge in this country, and we...
My hon. Friend is right to express concern about the vulnerability created by the high level of debt. As the OBR made clear last week, that debt means that if the economy were to face an external shock, we would not be in a position to respond in the way that we would ideally like. That is why we have to get debt down, and the only way to get debt down is to get the deficit down. That means...
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Conservative MP for Runnymede and Weybridge
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Topics of interest
Philip Hammond campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Work and Pensions
- Deputy Prime Minister
- Home Department
- Departmental Pay
- Departmental Buildings
- Departmental Marketing
- Departmental Manpower
Currently held offices
- The Chancellor of the Exchequer (since 13 Jul 2016)
Other offices held in the past
- Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (15 Jul 2014 to 13 Jul 2016)
- The Secretary of State for Defence (14 Oct 2011 to 15 Jul 2014)
- The Secretary of State for Transport (12 May 2010 to 14 Oct 2011)
- Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury (3 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (8 Dec 2005 to 3 Jul 2007)
- Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury (10 May 2005 to 8 Dec 2005)
- Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (10 May 2002 to 10 May 2005)
- Member, Trade & Industry Committee (4 Mar 2002 to 2 Dec 2002)
- Member, Unopposed Bills (Panel) (17 Oct 2001 to 14 Nov 2002)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry) (10 Sep 2001 to 10 May 2002)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Health) (10 Jun 1998 to 10 Sep 2001)
- Member, Transport Sub-committee (26 Nov 1997 to 22 Jun 1998)
- Member, Environment, Transport & Regional Affairs Committee (17 Nov 1997 to 22 Jun 1998)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Philip Hammond’s speeches
- Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 100.00% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 24 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 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") 1708 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 2 May 2017.
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK
Name of donor: Mr Andrew Taee
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Dinner for my wife and me, value £800 in total
Date received: 27 November 2016
Date accepted: 27 November 2016
Donor status: individual
(Registered 19 December 2016
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
I am a beneficiary of a trust which owns a controlling interest in Castlemead Ltd, a company engaged in construction, house building and property development.
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