Gavin Williamson

Conservative MP for South Staffordshire


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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.

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Last updated: 12 Oct 2020. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Recent appearances

  • Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [Lords] 15 Nov 2021

    We talk about levelling up, and there is surely no better way to level up throughout the country than through investment in our human infrastructure—in the people across communities in the north, south, east and west—and that is what this Bill is all about doing and delivering on. At the heart of that has to be an understanding that employers play a critical role. This is not an issue...
  • Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [Lords] 15 Nov 2021

    I very much join the hon. Gentleman in commending the Northern Regional College for its work. We see such work right throughout the United Kingdom, but the Bill will give us the opportunity to really power that work forward in colleges and, hopefully, universities right across England. That is going to be key. We have to look at how we start to close the competitive gap with other countries....
  • Skills and Post-16 Education Bill [Lords] 15 Nov 2021

    My hon. Friend and I went to the same college, and we were both very much inspired by that. Across the country, so many colleges are doing an amazing job, but what we have been seeing over the past year and more is investment flowing in that direction. None the less, let us not underestimate how important it is that employers are involved in this. They need to have a say and an influence, and...

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Conservative MP for South Staffordshire

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

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

  • Communities and Local Government
  • Education
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Health
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  • Departmental Visits Abroad
  • Departmental Training

Other offices held in the past

  • The Secretary of State for Education (24 Jul 2019 to 15 Sep 2021)
  • 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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 29 Nov 2021.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
From 30 September 2016, honorary membership for life of the Carlton Club. (Registered 25 March 2019)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
From 25 October 2021, Gratton Lansdowne, a company set up to manage my financial affairs and investments. (Registered 19 November 2021)

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