James Heappey Portrait

James Heappey

Conservative - Wells

First elected: 7th May 2015

Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Minister for the Armed Forces)
6th Sep 2022 - 26th Mar 2024
Minister of State (Ministry of Defence)
7th Jul 2022 - 6th Sep 2022
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence)
16th Dec 2019 - 7th Jul 2022
Energy and Climate Change Committee
8th Jul 2015 - 17th Oct 2016

Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, James Heappey has voted in 687 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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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)
(37 debate interactions)
John Healey (Labour)
Shadow Secretary of State for Defence
(21 debate interactions)
Tobias Ellwood (Conservative)
(20 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Ministry of Defence
(720 debate contributions)
Department for International Trade
(4 debate contributions)
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Wells 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).

James Heappey has not participated in any petition debates

Latest EDMs signed by James Heappey

James Heappey has not signed any Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by James Heappey, 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.

Latest 1 Written Question

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
12th Apr 2024
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) fiscal and (b) economic conditions have to be met for defence spending to be raised to 2.5% of Gross Domestic Product.

The government’s aspiration is to invest 2.5% of GDP on defence, when the fiscal and economic circumstances allow. The Prime Minister has been clear that the target and path towards 2.5% will be set out at the next Spending Review.

The government has consistently prioritised defence spending. The Ministry of Defence was the first department to get certainty on its budgets in this Parliament. This settlement was the largest sustained spending increase in defence since the end of the Cold War, with a £24 billion uplift in cash terms over the four-year period. In March 2023, we also provided an extra £11 billion for defence and national security priorities over the next five years, with £4.95 billion over the next two years.

Laura Trott
Chief Secretary to the Treasury