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

Kwasi Kwarteng is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Kwasi Kwarteng sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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Kwasi Kwarteng has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Gas Prices and Energy Suppliers 23 Sep 2021

    I came before the House on Monday to update colleagues on the action we are taking, and I appeared before the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee yesterday to discuss the matter in greater depth. The Government have been clear that protecting consumers is our primary focus and shapes our entire approach to this issue. We will continue to protect consumers with the energy price...
  • Gas Prices and Energy Suppliers 23 Sep 2021

    Obviously, as usual, the right hon. Gentleman raises a number of issues. We have not been complacent. The whole point about the supplier of last resort process, which was interrogated last year, is that it is an organised, well-established process that can allow existing strong companies to absorb customers and failure. [Interruption.] If he would desist from chuntering from a sedentary...
  • Gas Prices and Energy Suppliers 23 Sep 2021

    As I have said repeatedly, I do not have a crystal ball, as my right hon. Friend has suggested, and I do not make predictions about the price but clearly, we prepare for every eventuality. The biggest help for consumers and customers at this current time is the energy price cap, which I have repeatedly stated is staying in place.

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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
  • Work and Pensions
  • Egypt: Politics and Government
  • Aviation: Exhaust Emissions
  • Libya: Politics and Government
  • Road Traffic
  • Planning

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: 4 Oct 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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