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.

However, Helen Grant sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Helen Grant consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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

Recent appearances

  • Online Abuse 7 Jul 2016

    The hon. Lady is making a powerful point. Does she agree that all victims, including politicians, should be given all the help and support that they need and deserve to move on with their life and careers, and to bring the perpetrators to justice?
  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Yemen: Military Intervention 29 Jun 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the UN Secretary General's report on Children and Armed Conflict, published on 2 June 2016, what steps he is taking to engage with (a) the Saudi-led coalition and (b) his counterparts in the UN Security Council on the listing in that report of the Saudi-led coalition.
  • Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Yemen: Military Intervention 29 Jun 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for the UN Security Council's policies on children and armed conflict of the delisting of the Saudi-led coalition in the UN Secretary General's report on Children and Armed Conflict, published on 2 June 2016.

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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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  • Has spoken in 28 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Helen Grant’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 4 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 87.85% 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.
  • 108 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Helen Grant’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 182 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 1 Aug 2016.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
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: Ticket to the President’s Lunch at Wimbledon, value £279; seat on centre court, value £98; total value £377

Date received: 6 July 2015

Date accepted: 6 July 2015

Donor status: company, no. 07459469

(Registered 09 September 2015)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Hilton Worldwide Holdings, Inc.
Address of donor: 7930 Jones Branch Drive, Tysons Corner, Virginia, United States

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): preferential rate hotel accommodation for two people; value £1,020

Destination of visit: Los Angeles, California, USA

Date of visit: 31 July - 6 August 2015

Purpose of visit: private holiday

(Registered 20 August 2015)
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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