Helen Grant

MP, Maidstone and The Weald

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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.

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

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Last updated: 12 Sep 2017

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Mothers: Prisoners 20 Nov 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department has made an assessment of the effect of maternal imprisonment on a child's emotional development; and if she will make a statement.
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Mothers: Prisoners 20 Nov 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on steps to reduce the number of children separated from their mothers and families through maternal imprisonment.
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Offenders: Females 20 Nov 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect of community-based sentencing options on reducing the numbers of mothers on the prison estate and children in care; and if he will ensure that his Department's new female offenders strategy includes measures to prevent the separation of children from their mothers in cases where a mother's sentence is for a...

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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

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)

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  • Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Helen Grant’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 20 written questions in the last year — 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 95.35% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well 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.
  • 105 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Helen Grant’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 192 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Nov 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
12 April 2017 until further notice, Non-executive Director of Cell Therapy Ltd (trading as Celixir plc); regenerative medicine development. Address: 46 Cygnet Court, Timothy's Bridge Road, Straford-Upon-Avon CV37 9NW. Remuneration: £25,000 a year, paid monthly in arrears. Hours: 15 hrs a month. (Registered 15 June 2017)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Alan Firmin Ltd
Address of donor: Redwall Lane, Linton, Maidstone, Kent ME17 4BB

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: company, registration 00578955

(Registered 22 June 2017)
Name of donor: Alan Snowden
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: individual

(Registered 22 June 2017)
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, Cell Therapy Ltd (trading as Celixir plc); a life sciences biotechnology company. (Registered 18 September 2017)
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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