Mike Penning

The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

Hemel Hempstead Conservative

Mike Penning’s voting in Parliament

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

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  • Mike Penning generally voted against allowing marriage between two people of same sex, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Last updated: 22 Feb 2017

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Marines 27 Apr 2017

    There are no current plans to change the order of battle of the Royal Marines.
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Russia: Navy 27 Apr 2017

    Russian maritime operations are closely monitored. According to Russian doctrine, the purpose of Russian naval activity is to conduct routine operations in support of their national interests, which Russia sees as including surveillance of UK and NATO maritime operations. The general trend of Russian naval activity has been to increase, year on year, since a post-cold war low point around...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Army 27 Apr 2017

    The order of battle and current locations of units in 12th (Armoured Infantry) Brigade is set out below: Unit Location HQ 12th (Armoured Infantry) Brigade Bulford Garrison The Kings Royal Hussars Tidworth Garrison The Royal Lancers (Queen Elizabeth’s Own) Catterick Garrison 1st Battalion Scots Guards Aldershot Garrison 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment Tidworth...

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Conservative MP for Hemel Hempstead

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

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Topics of interest

Mike Penning campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Defence
  • Work and Pensions
  • Departmental Staff
  • Dental Services
  • Departmental Telephone Services
  • Departmental Training
  • Departmental Assets

Currently held offices

  • The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (since 15 Jul 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Minister of State, Home Department (15 Jul 2014 to 15 Jul 2016)
  • The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (15 Jul 2014 to 15 Jul 2016)
  • The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions (7 Oct 2013 to 15 Jul 2014)
  • The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office (6 Sep 2012 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (17 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Shadow Minister (Health) (6 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Health Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 10 Dec 2007)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 17 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Mike Penning’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 high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 82.87% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 31 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 15–16 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") 680 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Apr 2017.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Metropolitan International School Ltd
Address of donor: 500 Chesham House, 150 Regent Street, London W1R 5QZ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £35,000 towards campaigning, research and constituency activities

Date received: 17 March 2017

Date of accepted: 17 March 2017

Donor status: company, registration 2646404

(Registered 07 April 2017)
8. Miscellaneous
On 20 May 2016 a donation of £1,120 from Jan Telensky was accepted by Hemel Hempstead Conservative Association. Mr Telensky's company, Metropolitan International School Ltd, made a donation earlier in 2016 to support my office. (Registered 06 June 2016)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Angela C Penning, as Office Manager.

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