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: 12 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Pay 9 Oct 2018

    The non-consolidated aspect of the pay award has never previously been a part of the remunerative offer for Service personnel and, as a result, the Department has always been aware that additional time would be required to build this feature into the system. The delay was not a result of issues with the online payroll system. We are currently working to deliver the one-off payment, which is...
  • Written Ministerial Statements — Ministry of Defence: Type 26 Frigates Base-Porting 9 Oct 2018

    Today I am confirming our plans to base-port the Royal Navy’s Type 26 Frigates at HM Naval Base Devonport in Plymouth. This decision is judged to be in the best interests of the Service and to provide greater stability for Service personnel and their families. Navy Command and the Defence Equipment and Support organisation will continue to work closely with our industrial partners to...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Defence: Procurement 13 Sep 2018

    The review of single source legislation, completed in December 2017, identified several changes that could improve the operation of the framework. I asked for further work on how these might be implemented, including an extensive process of cross-Whitehall engagement. This work is nearing completion and we expect to publish our full response shortly.

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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

  • Communities and Local Government
  • Education
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Health
  • Official Cars
  • Mass Media
  • Departmental Advertising
  • Departmental Mobile Phones
  • Departmental Visits Abroad

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

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 12 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 during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 88.75% 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 184 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 1 Oct 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: 10 November 2017

Date accepted: 10 November 2017

Donor status: company, registration 00653789

(Registered 05 December 2017)

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