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Helen Whately

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Conservative MP for Faversham and Mid Kent

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Helen Whately’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Helen Whately sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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

We have lots more plain English analysis of Helen Whately’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Helen Whately’s full vote analysis page for more.

Helen Whately has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Problem Gambling 13 Feb 2020

    We know that about 1% of the population are problem gamblers, and I want to make sure this group is helped, not harmed. That is why I have asked the Gambling Commission to use its powers to make sure gamblers are not taken advantage of—for instance, through exploitative VIP schemes—and why we have recently banned gambling with credit cards and will be reviewing the Gambling Act 2005 to...
  • Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Problem Gambling 13 Feb 2020

    I thank my hon. Friend for his support for the ban on gambling with credit cards, which was an important decision, but our work to tackle problem gambling continues. The intention of the Gambling Act review is to make sure we have the right legislation to protect people from harm, but in the meantime, for those struggling with problem gambling, the Department of Health and Social Care is...
  • Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Problem Gambling 13 Feb 2020

    I know the hon. Lady is a determined campaigner on this issue. I am also well aware of concerns about gambling in sports. I have spoken about this with the Sports Minister, who is here beside me. There are already controls on advertising in sport—the whistle-to-whistle ban is a step forward—and as I said, the Gambling Act review is coming up. We are working on the scope of that at the moment.

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Conservative MP for Faversham and Mid Kent

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

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Topics of interest

Helen Whately campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department of Health
  • Department for Transport
  • Cabinet Office
  • Home Office
  • Mental Illness: Surveys
  • Social Services
  • Meningitis: Health Education
  • Trespass
  • Travellers: Caravan Sites

Currently held offices

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (since 10 Sep 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • Deputy Chair, Conservative Party (17 Apr 2019 to 10 Sep 2019)
  • Member, Draft Domestic Abuse Bill (Joint) Committee (27 Feb 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Vice-Chair, Conservative Party (27 Jul 2018 to 17 Apr 2019)
  • Member, Health and Social Care Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Feb 2020.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Charles Villiers
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 10 January 2020)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Leeds Castle Foundation
Address of donor: Leeds Castle, Leeds, Kent ME17 1PL

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: For my husband and me, overnight accommodation including breakfast £295; dinner £258; total value £553

Date received: 25 June 2019

Date accepted: 25 June 2019

Donor status: company, registration 1172263

(Registered 18 July 2019)
8. Miscellaneous
From 27 July 2018 until 16 April 2019, Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party. This post carried a part time salary. (Registered 31 October 2018, updated 18 July 2019)
From 17 April 2019 until 11 September 2019, Deputy Chair of the Conservative Party. The post carried a part time salary. (Registered 18 July 2019; updated 16 September 2019)

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

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