Ben Gummer

MP, Ipswich

Ipswich Conservative

Ben Gummer campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Ben Gummer’s voting in Parliament

Ben Gummer is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

This is a selection of Ben Gummer’s votes.

  • Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Almost always voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Almost always voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Ben Gummer’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Ben Gummer’s full vote analysis page for more.

Ben Gummer has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Gulf Strategy Unit 19 Oct 2016

    The Gulf Strategy Integrated Delivery Team was established in 2015. Its remit is to coordinate the Government’s strategic approach to UK engagement with the Gulf States as set out in the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015. It employs three full-time and one part-time Government employees. One is military and three are civilian. Administration costs were 70,004 in the...
  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cabinet Office: EU Law 19 Oct 2016

    Until exit negotiations are concluded, the UK remains a full member of the European Union and all the rights and obligations of EU membership remain in force. During this period the Government will continue to negotiate, implement and apply EU legislation. The outcome of these negotiations will determine what arrangements apply in relation to EU legislation in future once the UK has left the...
  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Advisory Committee on Business Appointments 19 Oct 2016

    I refer the honourable gentleman to my answer of 17th October, given in response to PQ 47620.

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Conservative MP for Ipswich

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


Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Education
  • Justice
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Multiple Sclerosis: Drugs
  • Music: Education
  • Asylum: Community Relations
  • Planning
  • Railways: East of England

Currently held offices

  • The Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office (since 14 Jul 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health (8 May 2015 to 14 Jul 2016)
  • Member, Justice Committee (29 Nov 2010 to 5 Nov 2012)
  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 3 Dec 2012)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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More about this

  • Has spoken in 34 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Ben Gummer’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 90.29% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 9 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 125 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Ben Gummer’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 278 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 2016.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: F. Vindis & Sons (Bedford)
Address of donor: Vindis House, Washingley Road, Huntingdon PE29 6WP

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Donor status: company, registration 02970761

(Registered 31 May 2016)

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