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

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

Last updated: 16 Jan 2018

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces 17 Apr 2018

    Holding answer received on 16 April 2018 Joint Force 2025 is defined in the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review. There is no prescribed minimum number of personnel or platforms required to deliver the outputs that this force is designed to achieve. Our Armed Forces are fulfilling all their commitments across the globe, and this Government will ensure that they can continue to...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Trident Submarines 16 Apr 2018

    The Ministry of Defence will benefit from an extra £800 million in the next financial year, myself and the Chancellor have confirmed. This includes access to £600 million from the Dreadnought contingency, announced in 2015, and will ensure that the UK's new world-class nuclear submarines are delivered on time and within the £31 billion budget agreed at the Strategic Defence and...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces Compensation Scheme 16 Apr 2018

    The Ministry of Defence consulted publicly on its proposals to introduce better combat compensation for those injured, and the families of those killed, in combat operations through its 'Better Combat Compensation' consultation. The Department is considering all contributions to that consultation carefully and will publish a response in due course.

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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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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 5 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 87.59% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 125 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 16 Apr 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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