Kwasi Kwarteng

The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Conservative MP for Spelthorne


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:

  • Kwasi Kwarteng voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Kwasi Kwarteng’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Kwasi Kwarteng’s full vote analysis page for more.

Kwasi Kwarteng has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Electricity Generation 17 Oct 2019

    This Government is committed to delivering net zero emissions by 2050 which will require significant effort in all sectors. We are currently considering next steps in the light of the recent commitment to net zero. In power, we have made great progress in decarbonising electricity generation whilst meeting demand, and over half our electricity generation was from low-carbon sources last year,...
  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Electricity: Northern Ireland 17 Oct 2019

    Maintaining security of electricity supply in Northern Ireland is a priority for this Government. We have undertaken significant work, and prepared legislation, in order to ensure that technical, operational and legal arrangements are in place to seek to maintain the Single Electricity Market whatever the circumstances. We recognise the need to have in place a common set of rules across the...
  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Meters 17 Oct 2019

    Customers with smart meters are cheaper to serve for energy suppliers, and the Government expects the associated savings to be passed on. We are already seeing some suppliers offering cheaper tariffs for customers with smart meters or those that agree to have them installed. The Government has acted to protect consumers regardless of meter type. That is why we introduced a market cap on...

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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
  • Planning
  • Egypt: Elections
  • Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

Currently held offices

  • The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (since 24 Jul 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Sep 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from the Sunday Times, News UK, 1 London Bridge Place, London SE1 9GF:
28 September 2018, received £300 for a book review. Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 05 October 2018)
12 November 2018, received £400 for a book review. Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 28 November 2018)
Payments from Redburn (Europe) Ltd (equity brokers and research company), 10 Aldermanbury, London EC2V 7RF:
6 November 2018, received £1,000 for speaking to a lunch meeting. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 16 November 2018)
1 October 2018, received £500 for article from BBC History Magazine, Immediate Media Co, 14th Floor, Tower House, Fairfax St, Bristol BS1 3BN. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 05 October 2018)
15 October 2018, received £500 from the Cliveden Literary Festival, London & Regional Properties Ltd, 55 Baker Street, London W1U 8EW, for participation in the festival. Hours: 10 hrs. (Registered 18 October 2018)
15 November 2018, received £500 from Liberum (investment banking), Ropemaker Street, London EC2Y 9LY, for a speech at a discussion lunch. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 23 November 2018)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain
Address of donor: 30 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8QB

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Return flights £356; accommodation £465; total £821

Destination of visit: Bahrain

Dates of visit: 26-28 October 2018

Purpose of visit: To attend the Manama Dialogue.

(Registered 09 November 2018)
Name of donor: (1) Le Cercle; (2) Bahrain Centre for Strategic, International and Energy Studies
Address of donor: (1) 85 Great Portland Street, London W1W 7LT; (2) PO Box 39443, Riffa, Kingdom of Bahrain

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) Flights, approx. value £3,344; (2) accommodation, approx. value £1,914

Destination of visit: Bahrain

Dates of visit: 27 June - 1 July 2019

Purpose of visit: To attend an informal forum for the discussion of international affairs.

(Registered 05 August 2019)

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