Mike Penning

MP, Hemel Hempstead

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: 4 Dec 2017

Recent appearances

  • Unduly Lenient Sentences 6 Dec 2017

    I thank the Solicitor General for moving significantly on this matter. I know how difficult that may have been, given the negotiations with other Departments, some of which I may have been a Minister in myself. I know that in relation to some of the things that I have asked for, there are real concerns in other Departments. But I come back to the victims. The victims do not want the...
  • Unduly Lenient Sentences 6 Dec 2017

    Using statistics is a wonderful thing. As a Minister, you get them thrown at you all the time. With all due respect, the shadow Minister is not comparing like with like. We can only use the figure of how many sentences are appealed if every one of those 80,000 cases is appealable, and they are not. That is the problem. I understand where he is coming from. We do not want the courts swamped. I...
  • Unduly Lenient Sentences 6 Dec 2017

    I am a great advocate of devolution—I was a Minister involved in devolution. This is a devolved matter; this is about English courts and Welsh courts. I do not really understand why, in the limited time we have for this debate, the hon. Gentleman is going to talk about what is going on in the Scottish courts. We can have a debate on that another day. This is about English and Welsh courts.

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Conservative MP for Hemel Hempstead

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

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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

Other offices held in the past

  • The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (15 Jul 2016 to 12 Jun 2017)
  • 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)

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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 11 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 85.07% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below 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") 697 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Dec 2017.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Jan Telensky
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000 for my fighting fund

Donor status: individual

(Registered 26 June 2017)
Name of donor: Peter Harris
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 for my fighting fund

Donor status: individual

(Registered 26 June 2017)
Name of donor: James Neville-O'Brien
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 for my fighting fund

Donor status: individual

(Registered 26 June 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)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Angela C Penning, as Office Manager.

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