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.

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Helen Grant has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • UN International Day of Education 28 Jan 2021

    I am hugely honoured to be the UK’s special envoy for girls’ education, and I thank my hon. Friend the Member for West Worcestershire (Harriett Baldwin) for her very kind words. My role is to champion globally the Prime Minister’s message that providing every girl on the planet with 12 years’ quality education is the best way of tackling many of the problems facing the world today....
  • Football (Regulation) 26 Jan 2021

    I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to establish an independent football regulator in England; to make provision for that regulator to license football clubs, distribute funds within football, review English Football League club finances, and reform the governance of the Football Association; to require the regulator to take steps in connection with football supporters’...
  • 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?

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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
  • Armed Forces: Families
  • Refugees: Children
  • UN Resolutions: Females
  • Dogs

Other offices held in the past

  • Vice-Chair, Conservative Party (8 Jan 2018 to 24 May 2019)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Feb 2016 to 31 Oct 2016)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (10 Feb 2016 to 31 Oct 2016)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (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)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 15 Feb 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
From 25 March 2019 until 24 April 2020, 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 received £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 and 14 May 2020)
Payments from Savanta ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for completing surveys:
11 May 2020, payment of £75 for a survey on 4 February 2020. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 10 September 2020)
11 May 2020, payment of £100 for a survey on 9 April 2020. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 10 September 2020)
9 June 2020, payment of £75 for a survey on 25 February 2020. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 10 September 2020)
5 August 2020, payment of £75 for a survey completed on 8 April 2020. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 10 September 2020)
From 1 January 2020 until 31 August 2020, 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. From 1 June 2020, I received £22,500 a year. Hours: 12 hrs per calendar month. First payment was expected on 28 February 2020. (Registered 24 February 2020; updated 02 July 2020 and 10 September 2020)
4. Visits outside the UK
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 until 31 July 2020, Trustee of the Social Mobility Foundation. (Registered 08 June 2016; updated 10 September 2020)
From August 2015, Patron of Women in Racing. (Registered 08 June 2016)
From 24 October 2017 until 4 February 2020, 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; updated 02 July 2020)
From August 2019 until 28 February 2020, Vice Chair of the Conservative Party. This post carried a part time salary. (Registered 11 January 2020; updated 02 July 2020)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my husband, Simon Grant, as Senior Parliamentary Assistant.

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