Damian Hinds

The Secretary of State for Education

Conservative MP for East Hampshire

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Damian Hinds’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Damian Hinds sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Damian Hinds voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Damian Hinds generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes
  • Damian Hinds generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Damian Hinds has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 9 Apr 2019

Recent appearances

  • Timpson Review of School Exclusion 7 May 2019

    I thank the hon. Lady for her questions. I agree with her, of course, that we need the education system to be resourced in the way that it needs to be to have good outcomes for every child, with every child being able to live up to their full ability. I also agree with her about the links between different public agencies and, indeed, the whole of our society in helping to support some of...
  • Timpson Review of School Exclusion 7 May 2019

    My right hon. Friend is right about the distinction between pre-16 and post-16 provision. It is also true that, at 16, many children make a change in their place of learning—to a college or a further education college. There are also other types of setting to continue education or training. He asks about early intervention and was absolutely right to do so. There are, of course, many...
  • Timpson Review of School Exclusion 7 May 2019

    I thank the hon. Lady for her questions. Of course I agree entirely with what she says about the need for appropriate support for children on the autistic spectrum or, indeed, for children with other special needs. I acknowledge that Scotland has a very different approach to exclusions. I believe that the approach that we have in England is the right one, but it is right also that we have...

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Conservative MP for East Hampshire

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

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Topics of interest

Damian Hinds campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Education
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Treasury
  • Transport
  • Health
  • Gcse
  • Higher Education: Admissions
  • A3: Hampshire
  • Education: Assessments
  • Departmental Internet

Currently held offices

  • The Secretary of State for Education (since 8 Jan 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions (15 Jul 2016 to 8 Jan 2018)
  • The Exchequer Secretary (8 May 2015 to 15 Jul 2016)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (15 Jul 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Education Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 5 Nov 2012)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 11 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Damian Hinds’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 88.94% 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 411 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 May 2019.

6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
From January 2019, rental income from annex to residential property in Hampshire: (ii). (Registered 07 March 2019)

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