Grant Shapps Portrait

Grant Shapps

Conservative - Welwyn Hatfield

First elected: 5th May 2005

Secretary of State for Defence

(since August 2023)

Grant Shapps is not a member of any APPGs
2 Former APPG memberships
Blockchain, General Aviation
Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero
7th Feb 2023 - 31st Aug 2023
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
25th Oct 2022 - 7th Feb 2023
Protection from Redundancy (Pregnancy and Family Leave) Bill
26th Oct 2022 - 1st Nov 2022
Home Secretary
19th Oct 2022 - 25th Oct 2022
Secretary of State for Transport
24th Jul 2019 - 6th Sep 2022
Minister of State (Department for International Development)
8th May 2015 - 28th Nov 2015
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)
15th Jul 2015 - 26th Oct 2015
Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office)
6th Sep 2012 - 8th May 2015
Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Housing)
13th May 2010 - 6th Sep 2012
Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission
11th Oct 2010 - 6th Sep 2012
Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (Housing and Planning)
20th Dec 2007 - 6th May 2010
Co-Chair, Conservative Party
1st Jul 2005 - 6th May 2010
Public Administration Committee
12th Jul 2005 - 26th Feb 2007

Department Event
Monday 25th March 2024
Ministry of Defence
Oral questions - Main Chamber
25 Mar 2024, 2:30 p.m.
Defence (including Topical Questions)
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Division Votes
Tuesday 20th February 2024
Offshore Petroleum Licensing Bill
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 279 Conservative No votes vs 0 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 226 Noes - 287
Thursday 22nd February 2024
With permission, Madam Deputy Speaker, I would like to update the House on the conflict in Ukraine, as we prepare …
Written Answers
Tuesday 23rd July 2019
Aviation: Safety
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the safety implications of failing …
Early Day Motions
None available
Tuesday 10th January 2023
Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Act 2023
A Bill to make provision about minimum service levels in connection with the taking by trade unions of strike action …
MP Financial Interests
Monday 30th October 2023
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Lord Michael Hintze
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Grant Shapps has voted in 618 divisions, and 1 time against the majority of their Party.

30 Mar 2022 - Health and Care Bill - View Vote Context
Grant Shapps voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 72 Conservative Aye votes vs 175 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 215 Noes - 188
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

Speeches made during Parliamentary debates are recorded in Hansard. For ease of browsing we have grouped debates into individual, departmental and legislative categories.

Sparring Partners
Lindsay Hoyle (Speaker)
(69 debate interactions)
Jim McMahon (Labour (Co-op))
Shadow Minister (Levelling Up, Housing, Communities and Local Government)
(33 debate interactions)
Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party)
Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Transport)
(32 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department for Transport
(931 debate contributions)
Ministry of Defence
(170 debate contributions)
Department for Energy Security & Net Zero
(130 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
Energy Act 2023
(4,127 words contributed)
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Welwyn Hatfield Petitions

e-Petitions are administered by Parliament and allow members of the public to express support for a particular issue.

If an e-petition reaches 10,000 signatures the Government will issue a written response.

If an e-petition reaches 100,000 signatures the petition becomes eligible for a Parliamentary debate (usually Monday 4.30pm in Westminster Hall).

Petitions with highest Welwyn Hatfield signature proportion
Grant Shapps has not participated in any petition debates

Latest EDMs signed by Grant Shapps

Grant Shapps has not signed any Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Grant Shapps, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.

Grant Shapps has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Grant Shapps has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

2 Bills introduced by Grant Shapps

A Bill to make provision about minimum service levels in connection with the taking by trade unions of strike action relating to certain services.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 20th July 2023 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 24th January 2022

A Bill to make provision for a railway between a junction with Phase 2a of High Speed 2 south of Crewe in Cheshire and Manchester Piccadilly Station; for a railway between Hoo Green in Cheshire and a junction with the West Coast Main Line at Bamfurlong, south of Wigan; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 60%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Wednesday 8th November 2023

Grant Shapps has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting

Grant Shapps has not asked any Written Questions in the current parliament