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Chris Grayling’s voting in Parliament
Chris Grayling is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
This is a random selection of Chris Grayling’s votes, where they voted similarly to their party.
Consistently voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
0 votes for, 14 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2016.
Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 4 votes against, 2 absences, between 2010–2020.
Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, in 2013.
Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
46 votes for, 0 votes against, 8 absences, between 2012–2016.
Almost always voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
6 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2007–2016.
Generally voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
6 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2020.
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.
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Last Friday, I had the pleasure of welcoming the family of one of my constituents from Afghanistan. Sadly, two of his relatives have been executed by the Taliban. Another very close relative was a senior figure in the previous Government. Sadly, this is where the dilemma comes, and I would be grateful for the Minister’s help. That relative hopes to be able to make it across the border to...
The Secretary of State and indeed the whole Government should take credit for the amount of support they have provided to people on low incomes in the past year during the pandemic. Will she take a further look at the housing element of universal credit? In my constituency, rising rental costs and high house prices have made the private rental sector difficult for people on low incomes. Will...
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total revenue from stamp duty has been in each of the last three financial years.
More of Chris Grayling’s recent appearances
Conservative MP for Epsom and Ewell
Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
Topics of interest
Chris Grayling campaigned to leave the European Union
- Home Department
- Local Government and the Regions
- Work and Pensions
- Network Rail
- London Underground
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (13 Jul 2020 to 16 Sep 2020)
- The Secretary of State for Transport (14 Jul 2016 to 24 Jul 2019)
- Member, Palace of Westminster (Joint Committee) (16 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (18 May 2015 to 14 Jul 2016)
- Member, Public Accounts Commission (8 May 2015 to 14 Jul 2016)
- Member, House of Commons Commission (8 May 2015 to 14 Jul 2016)
- Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons (8 May 2015 to 14 Jul 2016)
- The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice (6 Sep 2012 to 8 May 2015)
- The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions (13 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
- Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) (19 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (3 Jul 2007 to 19 Jan 2009)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Transport (8 Dec 2005 to 3 Jul 2007)
- Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (15 Jul 2005 to 16 Jan 2006)
- Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (10 May 2005 to 8 Dec 2005)
- Shadow Minister (Education) (10 May 2003 to 10 May 2005)
- Member, Transport Committee (22 Jul 2002 to 2 Dec 2002)
- Opposition Whip (Commons) (10 Jul 2002 to 20 Dec 2002)
- Shadow Minister (Health) (10 May 2002 to 10 May 2003)
- Member, Transport Sub-committee (16 Jul 2001 to 22 Jul 2002)
- Member, Transport, Local Government & The Regions Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 22 Jul 2002)
- Member, Urban Affairs Sub-committee (16 Jul 2001 to 22 Jul 2002)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 4 Oct 2021.
1. Employment and earnings
From 1 September 2020 to 31 August 2022, Strategic Adviser to Hutchison Ports Europe, of 5, Hester Road, London SW11 4AN. I receive £100,000 per annum, payable quarterly. Hours: around 7 hrs per week. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 04 September 2020; updated 31 August 2021)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK
Name of donor: Royal Automobile Club
Address of donor: Woodcote Park Clubhouse, Wilmerhatch Lane, Epsom KT
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: honorary membership for the duration of my time as the MP
for Epsom and Ewell, valued at £1,600 per annum
Date received: 1 January 2013
Date accepted: 1 January 2013
Donor status: company, registration 3570702
(Registered 11 May 2013; updated 04 August 2016)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Two terraced houses in London: (i) and (ii).
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
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