Helen Grant

MP, Maidstone and The Weald

Maidstone and The Weald Conservative

Helen Grant campaigned to remain in the European Union

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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.

This is a selection of Helen Grant’s votes.

  • Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Almost always voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes

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

Recent appearances

  • Broadcasting 18 Oct 2016

    Much of today’s debate will doubtless focus on issues such as governance, compliance, regulation, independence, distinctiveness and financial stability, but I wish to use my time to raise again an issue that is far too often pushed to the margins: diversity and equal opportunities. Last week, I attended the launch of the BBC’s “Black and British” season. It was at a...
  • Broadcasting 18 Oct 2016

    The hon. Lady makes a very good point. I would be extremely interested to look into that sort of idea. On the basis that transparency drives diversity, I also hope that Sharon White will require full publication of the BBC’s diversity data, with Ofcom providing commentary and the essential evaluation. Many people listening to this debate today have worked so, so hard for years to...
  • Broadcasting 18 Oct 2016

    The hon. Gentleman is making an important point, but does he agree that off-screen and back-office representation is just as important?

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Conservative MP for Maidstone and The Weald

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


Topics of interest

  • Justice
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Transport
  • Education
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Armed Forces: Families
  • UN Resolutions: Females
  • Prisoners: Females
  • Non-molestation Orders
  • Dogs

Currently held offices

  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (since 10 Feb 2016)
  • Member, International Development Sub-Committee on the Work of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (since 14 Jul 2015)
  • Member, International Development Committee (since 8 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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: 17 Oct 2016.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Community Healing Network Inc
Address of donor: 111 Whalley Avenue, New Haven CT 06511 USA

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Hotel accommodation, value approx. £1,200

Destination of visit: Washington DC

Date of visit: 17 to 22 September 2015

Purpose of visit: Member of EU delegation attending 45th Annual Legislative Conference of Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc

(Registered 05 October 2015)
Name of donor: The German Marshall Fund of the United States
Address of donor: 1744 R Street NW, Washington, DC 20009, United States

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights £243; three nights hotel accommodation including breakfast £500; total value £743. My husband accompanied me as Senior Parliamentary Assistant but paid for his own air ticket.

Destination of visit: Turin

Date of visit: 30 May - 2 June 2016

Purpose of visit: to attend speaking and workshop engagements at the German Marshall Fund of the United States conference for Transatlantic Leadership.

(Registered 08 June 2016)
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). (Updated 7 September 2015)
8. Miscellaneous
Designated Member of Grants Solicitors LLP, Airport House, Purley Way, Croydon, Surrey CR0 0XZ. Since September 2012 I have not practised as a solicitor. At the Members’ volition Grants Solicitors LLP ceased trading as of 29 December 2013. (Updated 20 January 2014, 30 January 2014 and 3 February 2015)
From February 2016, Trustee of Human Trafficking Foundation. (Registered 08 June 2016)
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)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my husband, Simon Grant, as Senior Parliamentary Assistant.

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