Helen Grant

Conservative MP for Maidstone and The Weald

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Helen Grant’s voting in Parliament

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Recent appearances

  • Backbench Business: International Day of Education — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] 26 Jan 2023

    I, too, congratulate my right hon. Friend the Member for Chelmsford (Vicky Ford) on securing this important debate in recognition of the International Day of Education. I am hugely honoured to be the Prime Minister’s special envoy for girls’ education. My role is to globally champion his message that providing 12 years of quality education for every single girl on the planet is one of...
  • South East Water 17 Jan 2023

    I congratulate my right hon. Friend the Member for Tunbridge Wells (Greg Clark) on securing this important debate today, and I thank him and our Minister for allowing me to make a few short remarks this morning. My constituency of Maidstone and The Weald borders my right hon. Friend’s constituency of Tunbridge Wells. Many of my constituents were also completely or substantially without...
  • Channel 4 Privatisation 27 Apr 2022

    Channel 4 is a prized national asset that was created by Margaret Thatcher 40 years ago. It puts public service before profit and continues to be sustainable, so why are the Government failing to consider its detailed plans to address their concerns? The plans were set out very clearly in a document entitled “4: The Next Episode”, which was provided to the Government on 28 January this year.

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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
  • Channel Four
  • Invicta Park Barracks
  • Refugees: Children
  • UN Resolutions: Females
  • Armed Forces: Families

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Nationality and Borders Bill Committee (15 Sep 2021 to 21 Sep 2021)
  • 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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 23 Jan 2023.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More St, London E1W 1YW, for completing surveys:
12 August 2022, received £225 for a survey completed on 14 July 2022. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 23 September 2022)
Payment of £225 expected for a survey completed on 16 August 2022. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 23 September 2022)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Ascot Racecourse Ltd
Address of donor: Ascot SL5 7JX

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Entry for three to the Royal Enclosure and Wyndhams Restaurant at Royal Ascot races, total value £750

Date received: 15 June 2022

Date accepted: 15 June 2022

Donor status: company, registration 04320977

(Registered 08 July 2022)
Name of donor: Dow Jones International Ltd
Address of donor: The News Building 7th Floor, 1 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9GF

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Entry for one person to No.1 court at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, value £895

Date received: 2 July 2022

Date accepted: 2 July 2022

Donor status: company, registration 01164588

(Registered 08 July 2022)
Name of donor: 4 Ventures Ltd (trading as Channel 4 Television Corporation)
Address of donor: 124-126 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2TX

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets to attend a dinner at the England v Germany football match at Wembley Stadium, value £1,172

Date received: 26 September 2022

Date accepted: 26 September 2022

Donor status: company, registration 04106849

(Registered 07 November 2022)
Name of donor: Lawn Tennis Association Ltd
Address of donor: National Tennis Centre, 100 Priory Lane, Roehampton, London SW15 5JQ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Tickets with hospitality for me and my spouse for the Billie Jean Cup tennis finals in the Emirates Arena in Glasgow on 8 November (£389.23 per person), 9 November (£369.23 per person) and 10 November (£389.23 per person), total value £2,295.38

Date received: 8-10 November 2022

Date accepted: 8 November 2022

Donor status: company, registration 07459469

(Registered 06 December 2022)
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)
From 3 December 2020, a residential property in Surrey owned jointly with my husband: (i) and (ii). (Registered 26 August 2021)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my husband, Simon Grant, as Senior Parliamentary Assistant and Office Manager. (Updated 18 November 2021)

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