Helen Grant

Vice-Chair, Conservative Party

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Maidstone and The Weald Conservative

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.

Last updated: 13 Jun 2018

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Home Office: Customs: Dover Port 10 Jul 2018

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure that the port of Dover is able to manage its customs clearance operations after the UK leaves the EU without increasing the level of administration undertaken by small businesses.
  • Written Answers — Treasury: VAT: Small Businesses 10 Jul 2018

    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how small businesses will manage their VAT arrangements with EU customers after the UK leaves the EU; and what assessment he has made of the potential effect of those new arrangements on the level of administration undertaken by those businesses.
  • BAME Blood, Stem Cell and Organ Donation — [Sir Henry Bellingham in the Chair] 27 Jun 2018

    I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on securing this important debate. While we know that there are problems and that there is much still to do, will he join me in congratulating Kanya King and the MOBO Awards on all the great campaigning work that they do to increase BAME blood and organ donation? They do an excellent job. Will he also join me in encouraging other organisations and companies...

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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
  • Prisoners: Females

Currently held offices

  • Vice-Chair, Conservative Party (since 8 Jan 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)


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  • Has spoken in 16 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Helen Grant’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 8 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 91.38% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 102 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Helen Grant’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 193 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 16 Jul 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
From 12 April 2017 until 12 February 2018, Non-executive Director of Cell Therapy Ltd (trading as Celixir plc); regenerative medicine development. Address: Celixir House, Stratford-Upon-Avon Business & Technology Park, Innovation Way, Stratford-Upon-Avon, CV37 7GZ. Until 31 December 2017, remuneration of £25,000 a year, paid monthly in arrears. Hours: 15 hrs a month. (Registered 15 June 2017; updated 7 December 2017 and 27 February 2018)
29 December 2017, received an additional payment of £2,000 (net) for additional work undertaken during December 2017. Hours: 28 hrs. (Registered 5 February 2018; updated 6 February 2018)
31 January 2018, received £6,250. Hours: 28 hrs in January 2018. (Registered 27 February 2018)
20 March 2018, received £37,500 contractual pay on termination of directorship. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 18 April 2018)
20 March 2018, received £2,307.69 for my final working days prior to 12 February 2018. Hours: 10 hrs. (Registered 18 April 2018)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Reed Smith LLP,
Address of donor: Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose St, London EC2A 2RS

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: One ticket to the Annual Stonewall Equality fundraising dinner 2018, which I attended as Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party; value £550

Date received: 16 March 2018

Date accepted: 16 March 2018

Donor status: company, registration OC303620

(Registered 23 March 2018)
Name of donor: The Interlaw Diversity Forum Ltd
Address of donor: Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose St, London EC2A 2RS

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets to attend the LGBT Winter Carnival fundraising dinner at The Ivy restaurant, Covent Garden, at £350 each; total value £700. I attended as Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party.

Date received: 25 February 2018

Date accepted: 25 February 2018

Donor status: company, registration 09010439

(Registered 23 March 2018)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Africa House (London) Ltd
Address of donor: 11 Chilworth Place, Barking, Essex, IG11 0FL

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): For two people, hotel accommodation and hospitality for 5 nights, value £1,313; return flights from London to Abuja, Nigeria; value £2,000; domestic flights from Abuja to Lagos and back, value £234; £3,546 in total

Destination of visit: Abuja and Lagos, Nigeria.

Date(s) of visit: 6 - 11 November 2017

Purpose of visit: Leading a UK trade mission with a British company delegation.

(Registered 21 November 2017; updated 23 March 2018)
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)
7. (ii) Other shareholdings, valued at more than £70,000
From 16 August 2017 until 26 March 2018, Cell Therapy Ltd (trading as Celixir plc); a life sciences biotechnology company. (Registered 18 September 2017; updated 18 April 2018)
8. Miscellaneous
Until the partnership was dissolved in October 2017, designated Member of Grants Solicitors LLP, Airport House, Purley Way, Croydon, Surrey CR0 0XZ. At the Members’ volition Grants Solicitors LLP ceased trading as of 29 December 2013. Since September 2012 I have not practised as a solicitor. (Updated 20 January 2014, 30 January 2014, 03 February 2015 and 14 November 2017)
From February 2016 until 16 January 2018, Trustee of Human Trafficking Foundation. (Registered 08 June 2016; updated 23 March 2018)
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, Vice Chair of the Conservative Party. This post carries a part time salary. (Registered 26 January 2018)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my husband, Simon Grant, as Senior Parliamentary Assistant.

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