Grant Shapps

The Secretary of State for Transport

Conservative MP for Welwyn Hatfield

@grantshapps https://facebook.com/grant.shapps

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Grant Shapps’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Grant Shapps sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Grant Shapps generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Grant Shapps’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Grant Shapps’s full vote analysis page for more.

Grant Shapps has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

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Conservative MP for Welwyn Hatfield

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

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Topics of interest

Grant Shapps campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Communities and Local Government
  • Treasury
  • Home Department
  • Work and Pensions
  • Transport
  • Housing: Low Incomes
  • Departments: Property
  • Departmental Training
  • Homes and Communities Agency
  • Mortgages: Government Assistance

Currently held offices

  • The Secretary of State for Transport (since 24 Jul 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (15 Jul 2015 to 26 Oct 2015)
  • The Minister of State, Department for International Development (8 May 2015 to 28 Nov 2015)
  • Minister without Portfolio (6 Sep 2012 to 8 May 2015)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (11 Oct 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • The Minister for Housing (13 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (Housing and Planning) (20 Dec 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Public Administration Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 26 Feb 2007)
  • Co-Chair, Conservative Party (1 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.

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

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 09 January 2020)
Name of donor: Liam Griffin
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 09 January 2020)
Name of donor: Chapman Ventilation Limited
Address of donor: Unit 9, Bridge Gate Centre, Martinfield, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 1JG

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: company, number 06273275

(Registered 10 January 2020)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: UK Music
Address of donor: Savoy Hill House, 7-10 Savoy Hill, London WC2R 0BU

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets to British Summertime Hyde Park, plus refreshments, total value £533.90

Date received: 6 July 2019

Date accepted: 6 July 2019

Donor status: company, registration 3245288

(Registered 22 July 2019)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
PrintHouse Corporation Ltd.
8. Miscellaneous
From 2016, Chair of the British Infrastructure Group of MPs (BIG) which brings together cross-party Members of Parliament dedicated to promoting better infrastructure across the United Kingdom. The group has received no external funding or other benefits. (Registered 25 January 2017)

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