Helen Whately

The Exchequer Secretary

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.

This is a random selection of Helen Whately’s votes.

Last updated: 12 Oct 2020. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Helen Whately has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Treasury: Beer: Excise Duties 13 May 2022

    The Government intends to introduce a new Small Producers Relief to replace the existing Small Brewers Relief. The new relief will include beer, cider, wine and spirits-based drinks below 8.5% alcohol by volume (ABV). It aims to encourage innovation and remove barriers growth for small producers. This change will benefit hundreds of small producers across the UK by giving them access to...
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Offshore Industry: Taxation 13 May 2022

    The UK Government places additional taxes on the extraction of oil and gas, with companies engaged in the production of oil and gas on the UK Continental Shelf subject to headline tax rates on their profits that are currently more than double those paid by other businesses. To date, the sector has paid more than £375 billion in production taxes. All taxes are kept under review and any...
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Ferries: Tonnage Tax 13 May 2022

    The latest data on the total number of Tonnage Tax regime participants since tax year 2016-17 can be found on GOV.UK. The data is available within the “Estimated cost of non-structural tax reliefs (December 2021)” publication.[1] [1] https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/ system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1039626/non_structural_c ost_estimates_tables_december_2021.ods

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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
  • Trespass
  • General Practitioners: Faversham and Mid Kent
  • Apprentices: Taxation

Currently held offices

  • Member, Finance (No.2) Bill Committee (since 8 Dec 2021)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (since 30 Nov 2021)
  • The Exchequer Secretary (since 16 Sep 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care) (13 Feb 2020 to 16 Sep 2021)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (10 Sep 2019 to 13 Feb 2020)
  • 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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 3 May 2022.

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