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Gavin Williamson

The Secretary of State for Education

Former Conservative MP for South Staffordshire

@GWilliamsonMP https://facebook.com/gavinforsouthstaffs

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A selection of Gavin Williamson's votes

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Recent appearances

  • Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Education: Education Update 30 Oct 2019

    I would like to update the House on some of the Department for Education’s key achievements since 2010. We are helping families with the cost of childcare. The parents of over 1.4 million children are taking advantage of funded early education in 2019. This Government is committed to making childcare more affordable and more accessible, saving eligible families up to £5,000 per child every...
  • Debate on the Address: Public Services 16 Oct 2019

    I would like to say how much I enjoyed the tone at the start of the speech from the right hon. Member for Hackney North and Stoke Newington (Ms Abbott) when she praised the work of public services. We all feel, on both sides of the House, that it is important they deliver for everyone in our country. It is an honour for me to close this debate. I thank Members on all sides who have...
  • Debate on the Address: Public Services 16 Oct 2019

    I would like to make some progress, if I may, because time is short. I will take interventions later. The hon. Member for Halifax (Holly Lynch) raised the national school meals programme. That is a very important programme, which we are very proud to have introduced. We will very much be supporting it going forward. I would like to pay tribute to my right hon. Friends the Members for...

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Former Conservative MP for South Staffordshire

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

Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for 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
  • Departmental Mobile Phones
  • Departmental Visits Abroad
  • Departmental Training
  • Departmental Rail Travel

Currently held offices

  • The Secretary of State for Education (since 24 Jul 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


Please note that numbers do not measure quality. Also, representatives may do other things not currently covered by this site. More about this

  • 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 86.39% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 116 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 262 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
22 July 2019, received £3,523 from the Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe, Rue du Trône 4, 1000 Brussels, Belgium, for speaking at an event on 26 June 2019. Hours: 4 hrs. Travel and accommodation also provided by the payer. (Registered 02 August 2019)
Payment of £200 expected from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More St, London E1W 1YW, for a survey completed on 3 July 2019. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 15 August 2019)
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: £20,000

Date received: 3 July 2019

Date accepted: 3 July 2019

Donor status: company, registration 00653789

(Registered 05 July 2019)
Name of donor: St Philips Care Caledonia Ltd
Address of donor: 57 High St, Wolverhampton WV11 1ST

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Date received: 1 November 2019

Date accepted: 1 November 2019

Donor status: company, registration 0701333

(Registered 04 November 2019)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
From 30 September 2016, honorary membership for life of the Carlton Club. (Registered 25 March 2019)

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