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:

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Recent appearances

  • Debate on the Address: Better Jobs and a Fair Deal at Work 12 May 2021

    There are so many aspects of the legislative agenda set out in the Gracious Speech that I would like to speak to, but underpinning all of them is the need for a strong economy and investment in the jobs and skills that are its foundation. In the past year, I have seen businesses close and people lose their jobs as a result of the pandemic, and our priority is rightly to get people back into...
  • Covid-19 Update 12 May 2021

    I congratulate and thank my right hon. Friend for the success of the vaccination programme and the road map, which has provided certainty and stability, especially to those planning for the easing of restrictions. My constituents often ask me what the new normal will be like beyond 21 June. Of course, much depends on the outcome of the reviews—those into social distancing and...
  • Prime Minister: Engagements 21 Apr 2021

    Access to superfast broadband is critical in today’s society but many people living in Runnymede and Weybridge cannot access it. While this question is essential viewing, my constituents may struggle to watch it streaming at home this evening if someone else is catching up on the “MasterChef” final. Does my right hon. Friend share my ambition that everyone in Runnymede and Weybridge...

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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
  • Department for Education
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Department for Transport
  • Home Office
  • Motor Vehicles: Hire Services
  • *No heading*
  • Coronavirus: Mortality Rates
  • Arts: Coronavirus
  • Coronavirus: Disease Control

Currently held offices

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

Previous MPs in this constituency

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 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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