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Helen Grant

Conservative MP for Maidstone and The Weald

@HelenGrantMP

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Helen Grant’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Helen Grant sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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

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Helen Grant has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Prime Minister: Engagements 15 Jan 2020

    Given the Prime Minister’s post-Brexit vision for an outward-looking, global Britain and given Africa’s huge potential for trade and investment, will he update the House on the Government’s plans for next week’s UK-African investment summit?
  • Prime Minister's Role in Creating a Safe Environment 26 Sep 2019

    In the context of creating more diversity in Parliament, does the Minister agree that the toxic, nasty, aggressive behaviour that is emanating from all parts of the House is preventing many more women—and some men—from coming to the House, feeling safe, enjoying it, and believing that Parliament is a place where they can achieve, progress, and reach their full potential?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 24 Jul 2019

    The Prime Minister has always been a great champion of victims of domestic violence, as Prime Minister and as Home Secretary, and she has directed many millions of pounds into improving those support services during her time in office, but does she agree that there is still much more work to be done on prevention and early intervention, and on tackling the ongoing scepticism that still greets...

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Conservative MP for Maidstone and The Weald

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

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Topics of interest

Helen Grant campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Justice
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Transport
  • Education
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Invicta Park Barracks
  • UN Resolutions: Females
  • Refugees: Children
  • Armed Forces: Families
  • Non-molestation Orders

Other offices held in the past

  • Vice-Chair, Conservative Party (8 Jan 2018 to 24 May 2019)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (10 Feb 2016 to 31 Oct 2016)
  • Member, International Development Sub-Committee on the Work of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (14 Jul 2015 to 31 Oct 2016)
  • Member, International Development Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 31 Oct 2016)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (7 Oct 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Women and Equalities (6 Sep 2012 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Member, Justice Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 31 Oct 2011)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 6 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Helen Grant’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 90.00% 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.
  • 113 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Helen Grant’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 198 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 16 Mar 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
From 25 March 2019 until further notice, consultant providing business advice to The Tote (formerly Alizeti Capital Limited, which was a 25% shareholder in The Tote). Address: 6th Floor, One London Wall, London EC2Y 5EB. I receive £30,000 a year (£2,500 a month) in a combination of shares and cash. Hours: 20 hrs per calendar month. (Registered 28 March 2019; updated 24 February 2020)
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for completing surveys:
29 March 2019, payment of £75. Hours: approx. 30 mins. (Registered 02 October 2019)
17 May 2019, payment of £75. Hours: approx. 30 mins. (Registered 02 October 2019)
17 May 2019, another payment of £75. Hours: approx. 30 mins. (Registered 02 October 2019)
16 August 2019, payment of £75. Hours: approx. 30 mins. (Registered 02 October 2019)
16 August 2019, another payment of £75. Hours: approx. 30 mins. (Registered 02 October 2019)
6 November 2019, payment of £75 for a survey on 22 September 2019. Hours: approx. 30 mins. (Registered 13 December 2019)
15 July 2019, payment of £200 from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for completing a survey. Hours: approx. 1 hr. (Registered 02 October 2019)
From 1 January 2020 until further notice, adviser to the Nest Start-up Academy, an online platform to help aspiring entrepreneurs from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds. Address: 24 Queen Annes Gate, London SW1H 9AA. I receive £45,000 a year. Hours: 24 hrs per calendar month. First payment expected on 28 February 2020. (Registered 24 February 2020)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Gallagher Group Ltd
Address of donor: Leitrim House, Coldharbour Lane, Aylesford ME20 7NS

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,544.10 in purchasing tickets for and items at a fundraiser

Donor status: company, registration 2297920

(Registered 07 January 2020)
Name of donor: Kulvinder Singh
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: individual

(Registered 07 January 2020)
Name of donor: Quinn Estates Ltd
Address of donor: Highland Court Farm, Bridge, Canterbury CT4 5HW

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3040.10 in purchasing tickets for and items at a fundraiser

Donor status: company, registration 05150902

(Registered 11 January 2020)
Name of donor: Don Williams
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1770.05 in purchasing tickets for and items at a fundraiser

Donor status: individual

(Registered 11 January 2020)
Name of donor: Christopher Howarth
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,063.12

Donor status: individual

(Registered 11 January 2020)
Name of donor: Vicky Wade
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: individual

(Registered 11 January 2020)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Channel Four Television Company Limited
Address of donor: 124 Horseferry Road, Horseferry Rd, Westminster, London SW1P 2TX

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets for the BAFTA awards, and associated dinner, in my capacity as Chairman of the APPG for Channel 4; value £2,124

Date received: 10 February 2019

Date accepted: 10 February 2019

Donor status: company, registration 01533774

(Registered 04 March 2019)
Name of donor: Alizeti Capital Ltd
Address of donor: c/o Osborne Clarke LLP, 6th Floor, One London Wall, London EC2Y 5EB

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets, and associated hospitality, for Royal Ascot in my capacity as an adviser to Alizeti; value £3,520 in total

Date received: 19 June 2019

Date accepted: 19 June 2019

Donor status: company, registration 11119798

(Registered 24 July 2019)
Name of donor: Ascot Racecourse Ltd
Address of donor: Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7JX

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets, and associated hospitality, at Royal Ascot, which I received in my capacity as former Minister for Sport; value £598 in total

Date received: 20 June 2019

Date accepted: 20 June 2019

Donor status: company, registration 04320977

(Registered 26 July 2019)
Name of donor: Dr Kulvinder Singh
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Food and drinks for fifty people at a party following the General Election, approx. value £500

Date received: 21 December 2019

Date accepted: 21 December 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 17 January 2020)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Rami Ranger
Address of donor: private

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): accommodation for two people in a private apartment, total value £700 (£100 a night for 7 nights)

Destination of visit: Spain

Dates of visit: 23 to 30 May 2019

Purpose of visit: private holiday.

(Registered 06 June 2019)
Name of donor: Mel and Beverley Streek
Address of donor: private

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Accommodation in a private holiday home, total value £1,000 (£100 a night for 10 nights)

Destination of visit: France

Dates of visit: 13-23 September 2019

Purpose of visit: Private holiday.

(Registered 05 November 2019)
Name of donor: Africa House London Ltd
Address of donor: 11 Chilworth Place, Barking, Essex IG11 0FL

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Return flights for two people from London to Abuja, return domestic flights from Abuja to Sokoto and three nights hotel accommodation in Abuja; total value £5,000

Destination of visit: Sokoto City and Abuja, Nigeria

Dates of visit: 28 January to 3 February 2020

Purpose of visit: To observe and participate in a scoping visit by the Judicial College, London to prepare a proposal for Judicial Training in Sokoto State and in the Federal Capital Territory to help strengthen the Rule of Law at State level in Nigeria, and to visit various projects for the empowerment of women and girls in Sokoto State.

(Registered 12 February 2020)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Commercial offices and storage in Croydon, Surrey, held in trust by James Hay Pension Trustees Ltd, on behalf of myself and my husband: (i) and from 1 April 2017, (ii). (Updated 07 September 2015 and 03 April 2017)
8. Miscellaneous
From May 2016, Trustee of the Social Mobility Foundation. (Registered 08 June 2016)
From August 2015, Patron of Women in Racing. (Registered 08 June 2016)
From 24 October 2017, Chair of the Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network, Department for Education, Sanctuary Buildings, 20 Great Smith St, Westminster, London SW1P 3BT. The network aims to increase the proportion of BAME apprenticeships. (Registered 22 November 2017)
From 8 January 2018 until 24 May 2019, Vice Chair of the Conservative Party. This post carried a part time salary. (Registered 26 January 2018; updated 11 January 2020)
From August 2019, Vice Chair of the Conservative Party. This post carries a part time salary. (Registered 11 January 2020)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my husband, Simon Grant, as Senior Parliamentary Assistant.

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