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Gavin Williamson’s voting in Parliament
Gavin Williamson is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
However, Gavin Williamson sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:
Gavin Williamson voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
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Gavin Williamson has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
The 30th report of the School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) is being published today. Its recommendations cover the remit issued in September 2019. The report contains recommendations on the pay award for teachers that is due to be implemented from September 2020. The STRB has recommended a 5.5% uplift to the minima of the main pay range and a 2.75% uplift to the maxima of the main pay range...
The establishment of the Higher Education Restructuring Regime in response to COVID-19 has been announced today. On 4 May, I put forward a higher education (HE) stabilisation package which reprofiled public funding and introduced measures to stabilise admissions with a view to mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on HE providers’ finances. This package, along with the government-backed...
Today, I am pleased to launch the government’s new reforms of higher technical education in England. Take up of higher technical education in England is low and has been falling, leading to skills shortages across our economy. Employers are struggling to access the higher technical skills they need to grow and thrive and learners are missing out on the opportunities that a higher technical...
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Conservative MP for South Staffordshire
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
Gavin Williamson campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Communities and Local Government
- Culture Media and Sport
- Innovation and Skills
- Official Cars
- Mass Media
- Departmental Mobile Phones
- Departmental Training
- Departmental Visits Abroad
Currently held offices
- The Secretary of State for Education (since 24 Jul 2019)
Other offices held in the past
- The Secretary of State for Defence (2 Nov 2017 to 1 May 2019)
- Chief Whip (14 Jul 2016 to 2 Nov 2017)
- Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 28 Nov 2011)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.
1. Employment and earnings
22 July 2019, received £3,523 from the Alliance of Conservatives
and Reformists in Europe, Rue du Trône 4, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
, for speaking at an event on 26 June 2019. Hours: 4 hrs. Travel and accommodation also provided by the payer. (Registered 02 August 2019)
Payment of £200 expected from Ipsos MORI
, 3 Thomas More St, London E1W 1YW, for a survey completed on 3 July 2019. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 15 August 2019)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2
Name of donor: BS
Address of donor: Coppice Lane, Cheslyn Hay, Nr Walsall, Staffordshire WS6 7EY
Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £20,000
Date received: 3 July 2019
Date accepted: 3 July 2019
Donor status: company, registration 00653789
(Registered 05 July 2019)
Name of donor: St Philips Care Caledonia Ltd
Address of donor: 57 High St, Wolverhampton WV11 1ST
Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000
Date received: 1 November 2019
Date accepted: 1 November 2019
Donor status: company, registration 0701333
(Registered 04 November 2019)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK
From 30 September 2016, honorary membership for life of the Carlton Club
. (Registered 25 March 2019)
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