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.

  • Almost always voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system 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
  • Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Consistently voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency 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: Cabinet Office: Re-employment 17 Jan 2017

    In my Department, its agencies and non-departmental public bodies, eight individuals have been identified as having left in the last three years and subsequently re-employed on a temporary basis or as a third-party contractor or consultant. Whilst it is not normal practice to re-employ former employees on such terms, it is sometimes beneficial for the Department to be able to draw on the...
  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Pay 17 Jan 2017

    Remuneration for all grades below Senior Civil Service, including that of Higher Executive Officer, is delegated to each individual department.
  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Business: Procurement 17 Jan 2017

    Whilst contracting authorities may not favour suppliers on purely geographical grounds, the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 allow them to consider incorporating social, ethical and environmental aspects into specifications, contract conditions and award criteria if they relate directly to the subject matter of a contract from the point of view of the contracting authority. Furthermore, the...

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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 (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

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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More about this

  • Has spoken in 25 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 88.24% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
  • 119 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Ben Gummer’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 279 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Jan 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)

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

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