Ben Gummer

MP, Ipswich

Ipswich Conservative

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 against an investigation into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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

Last updated: 22 Feb 2017

Recent appearances

  • Advisory Committee on Business Appointments/Ministerial Code 20 Mar 2017

    I am very grateful indeed to the hon. Member for Denton and Reddish (Andrew Gwynne) for bringing this matter to the attention of the House. Let me take the opportunity to set out the Government’s position. The ministerial code requires that former Ministers must seek advice from the independent Advisory Committee on Business Appointments about any appointments or employment that they...
  • Advisory Committee on Business Appointments/Ministerial Code 20 Mar 2017

    I have to say that I can see why the hon. Gentleman took this excuse to drag himself away from the shadow Cabinet awayday. I know he will be missing it with every cell in his body, and that is why I will give him a short answer so that he can return as quickly as possible. As the hon. Gentleman rightly said, much has already been done in this important area. The Prime Minister revised the...
  • Advisory Committee on Business Appointments/Ministerial Code 20 Mar 2017

    I am not sure that there is much more that I could, or should, add to my right hon. Friend’s comments.

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Conservative MP for Ipswich

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

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Topics of interest

Ben Gummer campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • 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 (14 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

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  • Has spoken in 18 debates in the last year — below 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 88.35% 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.
  • 114 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Ben Gummer’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 293 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Mar 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: 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)
Name of donor: Ellisons Solicitors
Address of donor: Headgate Court, Colchester CO1 1 NP

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

Donor status: company, registration 03208381

(Registered 22 November 2016)

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