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Gavin Williamson

The Secretary of State for Defence

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South Staffordshire Conservative

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
  • Gavin Williamson generally voted against allowing marriage between two people of same sex, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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

Gavin Williamson has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 13 Jun 2018

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: USA: Military Alliances 13 Jul 2018

    The event, hosted at the headquarters of the US Department of Energy, was not a formal meeting, but an occasion to highlight 60 years of cooperation as well as unveiling an exhibition showcasing the agreement. The event included speeches and panel discussions but was not intended as a decision-making forum and therefore there were no presentations or decisions taken at the event. Copies of...
  • Afghanistan 11 Jul 2018

    The hon. Lady raises several important points. We want to be in Afghanistan to ensure that we get the right outcomes for the peace process, and it is not possible to put a date on when that will be concluded. However, we continue to work closely with all our allies in the NATO coalition and, most importantly, with the Governments of Afghanistan and Pakistan to try to promote the peace process...
  • Afghanistan 11 Jul 2018

    We are very much focusing on the Taliban with this announcement, which goes to show how Britain can make a difference in the world. We talk about global Britain, and this is a brilliant personification of how we can make a difference in different nations. It is to our armed forces that our nation so often turns. Whether in dealing with the recent difficulties in Salisbury or in Afghanistan,...

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Profile

Conservative MP for South Staffordshire

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

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Topics of interest

Gavin Williamson campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

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  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Health
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  • Mass Media
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Currently held offices

  • The Secretary of State for Defence (since 2 Nov 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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

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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 11 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Gavin Williamson’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 88.83% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 3 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 109 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Gavin Williamson’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 177 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jul 2018.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: BS Eaton Ltd
Address of donor: Coppice Lane, Cheslyn Hay, Nr Walsall, Staffordshire WS6 7EY

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Date received: 12 May 2017

Date accepted: 12 May 2017

Donor status: company, registration 00653789

(Registered 07 July 2017)
Name of donor: BS Eaton Ltd
Address of donor: Coppice Lane, Cheslyn Hay, Nr Walsall, Staffordshire WS6 7EY

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

Date received: 6 June 2017

Date accepted: 6 June 2017

Donor status: company, registration 00653789

(Registered 07 July 2017)
Name of donor: Timothy Easby
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Date received: 6 June 2017

Date accepted: 6 June 2017

Donor status: individual

(Registered 07 July 2017)
Name of donor: BS Eaton Ltd
Address of donor: Coppice Lane, Cheslyn Hay, Nr Walsall, Staffordshire WS6 7EY

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Date received: 10 November 2017

Date accepted: 10 November 2017

Donor status: company, registration 00653789

(Registered 05 December 2017)

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