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 consistently 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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Last updated: 12 Sep 2017

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Yemen: Military Intervention 21 Nov 2017

    Holding answer received on 17 November 2017 I am withholding the information for the purpose of safeguarding national security and because its disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice relations between the UK and other States.
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Saudi Arabia 17 Nov 2017

    No aspect of our relationship with Saudi Arabia prevents us from speaking frankly and openly and we will always be ready to speak out as a matter of principle. We raise our concerns with the Saudi authorities using a range of Ministerial and diplomatic channels of communication, including our Ambassador, the Embassy team and the European Union in Riyadh
  • Petition - Green Belt Land Between Great Wyrley and Cheslyn Hay 19 Apr 2016

    I would like to present a petition signed by the 4,962 people who have joined me in our campaign against building on green-belt land between Great Wyrley and Cheslyn Hay. The petition reads: The petition of residents of Great Wyrley and Cheslyn Hay in the South Staffordshire constituency, and others, Declares that the current proposals to build 136 houses on Landywood Lane, Great Wyrley will...

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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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  • Business
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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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  • Has spoken in 0 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 90.70% 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.
  • 102 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Gavin Williamson’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 87 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Nov 2017.

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)

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