A selection of Ben Gummer's votes
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Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, between 2010–2016
Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
1 vote for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 2011–2016
Almost always voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
14 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2012–2014
Consistently voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2011
Almost always voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
4 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2015–2016
Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
49 votes for, 0 votes against, 5 absences, between 2012–2016
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Former Conservative MP for Ipswich
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
Topics of interest
Ben Gummer campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Home Department
- Innovation and Skills
- Multiple Sclerosis: Drugs
- Music: Education
- Asylum: Community Relations
- Railways: East of England
Other offices held in the past
- The Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office (14 Jul 2016 to 3 May 2017)
- 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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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 11 debates in the last year — well 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 88.65% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 80 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 294 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 2 May 2017.
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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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