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.

However, Ben Gummer sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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

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

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Open Public Services 20 Sep 2016

    The Open Public Services team in the Cabinet Office existed to deliver the Coalition Government's Open Public Services White Paper, published in 2011. The team's work came to a natural end with the end of that government in 2015. The most recent account of the team's work is contained at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/open-public-servi ces-2014-progress-report All Government...
  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Written Questions 19 Sep 2016

    Ministers are responsible for the answers they give to Parliamentary questions. The practice of providing links or references to published material is long standing. There are currently no plans to update the Guidance to Departments on drafting answers to Parliamentary questions given it was previously updated in the last Parliament.
  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Sector: Procurement 16 Sep 2016

    The overarching principle behind all public procurement policy is to award contracts on the basis of achieving the best value for money for the taxpayer. It is the responsibility of the individual contracting authorities to decide whether, how and when to go to market for the procurement of goods and services. Analysis by the Crown Commercial Service shows no significant variation in the...

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Profile

Conservative MP for Ipswich

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

Expenses

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)

Numerology

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More about this

  • Has spoken in 37 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 WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 90.48% 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.
  • 123 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: 5 Sep 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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