Ben Spencer

Conservative MP for Runnymede and Weybridge

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Ben Spencer’s voting in Parliament

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

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

  • Ben Spencer voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Ben Spencer has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

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Conservative MP for Runnymede and Weybridge

Entered the House of Commons on 13 December 2019 — General election


Topics of interest

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Department for Education
  • Department for Transport
  • Cabinet Office
  • Arts: Coronavirus
  • Detention Centres
  • *No heading*
  • Coronavirus: Mortality Rates
  • Children: Coronavirus

Currently held offices

  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 18 Jan 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
From 8 April 2020 until 7 May 2020, employed by South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham BR3 3BX, as locum consultant psychiatrist. (Registered 14 April 2020; updated 20 April 2020, 21 and 27 May 2020)
7 May 2020, received £4,275. Hours: 45 hrs. (Registered 21 May 2020)
22 May 2020, received £2,137.50. Hours: 22.5 hrs. (Registered 27 May 2020)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Carlton Club
Address of donor: 69 St. James's Street, London SW1A 1PJ

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £735 discount on membership for the remainder of 2020

Date received: 23 March 2020 to 31 December 2020

Date accepted: 23 March 2020

Donor status: company, registration 00573221

(Registered 27 March 2020)
Name of donor: Carlton Club
Address of donor: 69 St. James's Street, London SW1A 1PJ

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £980 discount on membership for 2021

Date received: 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021

Date accepted: 1 January 2021

Donor status: company, registration 00573221

(Registered 04 January 2021)

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