Grant Shapps

The Secretary of State for Defence

Conservative MP for Welwyn Hatfield


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:

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Grant Shapps has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Policy 21 Sep 2023

    I have overall responsibility for the business of the Department. All Ministers within Defence are responsible for policy and delivery areas. Teams across the Department will be conducting horizon-scanning and ensuring current work is aligned with long-term priorities. In addition, and pursuant to the answer of 13 September 2023 to Question 198126, there are approximately 113 officials in...
  • Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Defence: Revised Terms of Reference for the Independent Inquiry relating to Afghanistan 19 Sep 2023

    Further to the statement by the Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP dated 5 July 2023, I can confirm that the Terms of Reference of the Independent Inquiry relating to Afghanistan have been amended by agreement with the Chair the Rt Hon Lord Justice Haddon-Cave. I have placed a copy of the revised Terms of Reference in the Library of the House. The amendments reflect the Written Ministerial Statement,...
  • Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Defence: Combat Air Strategy Update 12 Sep 2023

    The last update to the House on delivery of the Combat Air Strategy was given during Farnborough International Airshow in July of last year. DSEI London has brought the eyes of the world once again to the UK’s world-leading defence capabilities, making this a fitting time to provide a further update on the progress made over the last year. The Government published the Integrated Review...

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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 Defence (since 31 Aug 2023)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero ( 7 Feb 2023 to 31 Aug 2023)
  • Member, Protection from Redundancy (Pregnancy and Family Leave) Bill Committee (26 Oct 2022 to 1 Nov 2022)
  • The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (25 Oct 2022 to 7 Feb 2023)
  • The Secretary of State for the Home Department (19 Oct 2022 to 25 Oct 2022)
  • The Secretary of State for Transport (24 Jul 2019 to 6 Sep 2022)
  • 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: 18 Sep 2023.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Nouvita Healthcare Ltd
Address of donor: Broad Oak Manor Broad Oak End, Bramfield Road, Hertford SG14 2JA
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 for the Welwyn Hatfield Constituency Association Annual Dinner
Donor status: company, registration 07440888
(Registered 23 January 2023)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: David Meller
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,990
Date received: 6 July 2023
Date accepted: 21 July 2023
Donor status: individual
(Registered 02 August 2023)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: J C Bamford Excavators Ltd
Address of donor: Lakeside Works, Denstone Road, Rocester, Uttoxeter ST14 5JP
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Travel to/from JCB Headquarters, Staffordshire for a tour of various JCB sites in and around Staffordshire, value £1,376.95
Date received: 20 July 2023
Date accepted: 20 July 2023
Donor status: company, registration 0561597
(Registered 03 August 2023)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
PrintHouse Corporation Ltd.

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