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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Last updated: 23 May 2018

Recent appearances

  • European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Nato 20 Jun 2018

    I thank the hon. Gentleman for giving way. We are incredibly blessed to have such a resolute ally as the United States, and it has been a privilege to work with Defence Secretary Jim Mattis—you could not find an individual who is more committed to the transatlantic alliance. However, it is not just about words; it is about deeds and about investment of over, literally, billions of...
  • European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Nato 20 Jun 2018

    I beg to move, That this House has considered NATO. As we look around this Chamber, we see plaques on the walls, such as that of Major Ronald Cartland, killed in action during the retreat to Dunkirk; Lieutenant Colonel Somerset Arthur Maxwell, who died of wounds received at the battle of El Alamein; and Captain George Grey, killed in action fighting in Normandy. These are just some of the men...
  • European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Nato 20 Jun 2018

    The hon. Gentleman is absolutely correct. It is difficult to articulate or convey in a speech the sacrifice that was made, not just by one but by many, in order that we might have what we have today. The sacrifice, the commitment and the dedication, not just of those in the past but of those who continue to serve in our armed forces today, are so often forgotten by all of us. That is why we...

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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

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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 8 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 148 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 18 Jun 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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