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Grant Shapps

The Secretary of State for Transport

Conservative MP for Welwyn Hatfield


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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

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

Recent appearances

  • Transport: Covid-19: Repatriation of British Nationals 18 May 2020

    We estimate that more than 1.3 million people have returned to the UK via commercial routes, the majority through our work to keep the vital routes open.
  • Transport: Covid-19: Repatriation of British Nationals 18 May 2020

    Yes, I can absolutely provide my hon. Friend with that reassurance. The UK has close links with Nigeria and elsewhere, and I am pleased that we have been able to support charter flights, thereby enabling around 1,700 British travellers to return home since 18 April.
  • Transport: Covid-19: Repatriation of British Nationals 18 May 2020

    My hon. Friend’s great work as a trade envoy is known throughout the House. Some commercial routes are still available, we are keeping the international travel advice under constant review, and we are still, on a daily basis, organising charter flights to bring the remaining overseas British nationals home. I think there are around 20,000 still to repatriate.

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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)


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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 May 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
From 30 October 2017 until 30 April 2019, adviser to Avanti Communications Group plc, a satellite communications company of Cobham House, 20, Black Friars Lane, London EC4V 6EB. I received £2,000 a month for an expected monthly commitment of approx. 7 hours, advising on the company's corporate responsibility programme. I donated pay from my first month to charity. I consulted ACoBA about this role. (Registered 02 November 2017; updated 22 May 2019)
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)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) LLC
Address of donor: Square de Meeûs 37 BE- 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): return flights, one day conference attendance and an overnight hotel stay with a total cost of £650

Destination of visit: EBACE Conference, Geneva, Switzerland

Dates of visit: 20-21 May 2019

Purpose of visit: Visit to EBACE as Chair of the APPG on General Aviation, to give keynote speech and hold meetings with British businesses.

(Registered 28 May 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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