Amber Rudd

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Conservative MP for Hastings and Rye

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Amber Rudd’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Amber Rudd sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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

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Amber Rudd has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 19 Nov 2018

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee 19 Dec 2018

    Work and Pensions: Introductory session with the new Secretary of State. 9:30 am; The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
    Witnesses: Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Peter Schofield, Permanent Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Workless Households 19 Nov 2018

    May I take this opportunity to thank my predecessor, my right hon. Friend the Member for Tatton (Ms McVey), for her great leadership of this Department and particularly for her work on the Disability Confident campaign, which she set up? The number of workless households has decreased by 964,000 since 2010, and currently stands at 3 million; this is a decrease of 24%. As the Office for...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Workless Households 19 Nov 2018

    My hon. Friend is absolutely right. We know that children in workless families are disadvantaged in their development, as well as in their future prospects, which is why we will continue to develop policies that support and encourage employment, strengthening parents’ incentives to move into and progress in work.

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Conservative MP for Hastings and Rye

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

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Topics of interest

Amber Rudd campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Health
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Education
  • Treasury
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Members: Correspondence
  • Higher Education: Admissions
  • Pupils: Disadvantaged
  • Fisheries
  • Offences against Children

Currently held offices

  • The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (since 16 Nov 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • Minister for Women and Equalities (9 Jan 2018 to 29 Apr 2018)
  • The Secretary of State for the Home Department (13 Jul 2016 to 29 Apr 2018)
  • The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (8 May 2015 to 13 Jul 2016)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (15 Jul 2014 to 8 May 2015)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (7 Oct 2013 to 15 Jul 2014)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 5 Nov 2012)

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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 30 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Amber Rudd’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 medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 91.10% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well 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.
  • 240 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Amber Rudd’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 487 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 3 Dec 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
22 October 2018, received £5,000 from CFC Underwriting Ltd, 85 Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 0AA, for a speaking engagement. Hours: 3 hrs 15 mins. Payment donated to charity. (Registered 01 November 2018)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: John Lovering
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 towards fighting fund

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 January 2018)
Name of donor: Alexia Florman
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 for a fundraising dinner

Donor status: individual

(Registered 21 February 2018)
Name of donor: Ashok Gadhia
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 21 February 2018)
Name of donor: Sir Christopher Gent
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 21 February 2018)
Name of donor: Rita Skinner
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500 towards a fundraising event

Donor status: individual

(Registered 07 March 2018)
Name of donor: Growth Financial Services Ltd
Address of donor: 6 Stratton Street, London W1J 8LD

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Donor status: company, registration 01692312

(Registered 11 April 2018; updated 26 April 2018)
Name of donor: Sarah Kowitz
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 30 April 2018)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: The Bilderberg Association
Address of donor: 2 St. James's Place, London SW1A 1NP

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights and accommodation with a value of £1,681.91, reimbursed on 13 July 2018

Destination of visit: Turin

Dates of visit: 7-10 June 2018

Purpose of visit: To attend the Bilderberg Conference.

(Registered 18 July 2018)
10. Family members engaged in lobbying the public sector on behalf of a third party or client
My brother Roland Rudd is CEO of Finsbury, the public relations firm. (Registered 21 July 2015)

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