Kwasi Kwarteng

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Conservative MP for Spelthorne

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Kwasi Kwarteng’s voting in Parliament

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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

  • Storm Arwen 1 Dec 2021

    On the situation with regard to the climate change emergency, the right hon. Gentleman and I have very similar views. Clearly Storm Arwen was an event the likes of which we have not seen for, certainly, 16 years, since the records of the DNOs started. We have to be prepared for similarly extreme difficult weather conditions in future and make sure that our system is resilient in that...
  • Storm Arwen 1 Dec 2021

    My hon. Friend will accept that we are in an extreme situation. He will also know that I have spoken to Mr Alistair Phillips-Davies, who is the head of SSE. He and I and colleagues in the Scottish Government are apprised of the situation. Generators are being distributed that can take up the slack when important power infrastructure is down, but it is an ongoing situation and I would be happy...
  • Storm Arwen 1 Dec 2021

    I welcome the hon. Gentleman’s remarks and pay tribute, as he does, not only to the fortitude of many of his constituents and other people in Scotland, but to the tireless efforts of the engineers, the voluntary staff and the DNO in this instance, SSE, in trying to deal with an unprecedented situation, as he recognised. He was right to point out that it was not only the high velocity but...

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Conservative MP for Spelthorne

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

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Topics of interest

Kwasi Kwarteng campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Transport
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Treasury
  • Health
  • Department for Transport
  • Egypt: Politics and Government
  • Aviation: Exhaust Emissions
  • Waste Management
  • Egypt: Elections
  • Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

Currently held offices

  • The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (since 8 Jan 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (24 Jul 2019 to 8 Jan 2021)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (16 Nov 2018 to 24 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (31 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Finance Committee (Commons) (20 Jul 2015 to 6 Feb 2017)
  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (4 Nov 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Transport Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 5 Jul 2013)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 29 Nov 2021.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Babatunde Soyoye
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,500 to my fighting fund for the General Election

Date received: 11 November 2019

Date accepted: 12 December 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 12 February 2020; updated 29 January 2021)

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