Ben Howlett

MP, Bath

Bath Conservative

Ben Howlett’s voting in Parliament

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

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

  • Ben Howlett consistently voted for requiring pub companies to offer pub landlords rent-only leases, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes
  • Ben Howlett consistently voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Ben Howlett has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 22 Feb 2017

Recent appearances

  • Article 50 29 Mar 2017

    This is a day that neither I nor the vast majority of my constituents wanted to see. However, may I commend the Prime Minister on her statement and her tone in the letter to President Tusk? I fully support the Prime Minister’s objective of delivering a comprehensive free trade deal with the EU on goods and services—and let us be clear that no deal would be a bad deal—but...
  • Rare Diseases Strategy 28 Mar 2017

    I will be brief. I thank the Minister for his response. The news about the implementation plan being brought in before the end of the year is incredibly welcome, and I thank him for taking leadership on that. That is a message to go back to my hon. Friend the Member for Oxford West and Abingdon (Nicola Blackwood) while she is with the Prime Minister. I appreciate that it is potentially a...
  • Rare Diseases Strategy 28 Mar 2017

    indicated assent.

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Conservative MP for Bath

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election

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Topics of interest

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

  • Department of Health
  • Department for Education
  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Asthma
  • Joint Work and Health Unit
  • HIV Infection: Medical Treatments
  • Mental Health Services
  • Apprentices

Currently held offices

  • Member, Petitions Committee (since 20 Jul 2015)
  • Member, Women and Equalities Committee (since 6 Jul 2015)

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 88 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Ben Howlett’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 29 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 87.15% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 87 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Apr 2017.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: (1) The Great Britain China Centre with sponsorship by Prudential plc; (2) The All China Youth Federation
Address of donor: (1) 15 Belgrave Square, London SWIX 8PS; (2) 10, Qianmen Dong Dajie, Beijing, 100051, People’s Republic of China

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) Flights and local transport with a value of £642.50; (2) Flights and local transport £642.50, plus accommodation £889, food and drink £178 and meetings (inc. interpretation, venue hire, equipment) £1,333, total £3,042.50

Destination of visit: China

Dates of visit: 5 – 9 December 2016

Purpose of visit: To attend the 2016 UK-China Young Leaders Roundtable and the UK-China People-to-People Dialogue, building UK-China partnership in youth, reform, innovation and entrepreneurship.

(Registered 19 December 2016)

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