Helen Whately

The Exchequer Secretary

Conservative MP for Faversham and Mid Kent

@helen_whately https://facebook.com/hwhately

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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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, where they voted similarly to their party.

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

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

  • Written Answers — Treasury: Carbon Emissions: Costs 26 Nov 2021

    HM Treasury has considered the possible exposure of households and business to the transition in the Net Zero Review. The report highlights that quantifying the thirty-year transition to net zero is challenging and highly speculative. The eventual impact will ultimately be determined by a variety of factors, including future technology costs and choices, efficiency gains, wider economic...
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Treasury: Meetings 26 Nov 2021

    The information requested is not readily available and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Treasury: Public Consultation 25 Nov 2021

    Documents published by HM Treasury during this timeframe will be made available on GOV.UK in the usual way at the time of publication. As set out in a Written Ministerial Statement on 18 November, and as announced in the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021, the government will bring forward a further set of plans for tax administration and maintenance on 30 November. The Tax...

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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
  • Home Office
  • Cabinet Office
  • Mental Illness: Surveys
  • Social Services
  • Vaccination: Cost Effectiveness
  • Meningitis: Health Education
  • Apprentices: Taxation

Currently held offices

  • 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: 15 Nov 2021.

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