Kemi Badenoch Portrait

Kemi Badenoch

Conservative - Saffron Walden

First elected: 8th June 2017

Minister for Women and Equalities

(since October 2022)

Secretary of State for Business and Trade

(since February 2023)

President of the Board of Trade

(since February 2023)

Kemi Badenoch is not a member of any APPGs
4 Former APPG memberships
Blockchain, Challenger Banks and Building Societies, Innovation Corridor, Women in Parliament
Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade
6th Sep 2022 - 7th Feb 2023
Minister for Equalities
14th Feb 2020 - 6th Jul 2022
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (jointly with Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)
16th Sep 2021 - 6th Jul 2022
Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission
4th Nov 2021 - 6th Jul 2022
Local Government (Disqualification) Bill
24th Nov 2021 - 1st Dec 2021
Public Accounts Committee
2nd Mar 2020 - 30th Nov 2021
Elections Bill
22nd Sep 2021 - 26th Oct 2021
Exchequer Secretary (HM Treasury)
13th Feb 2020 - 15th Sep 2021
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)
27th Jul 2019 - 13th Feb 2020
Standing Orders
1st Nov 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Vice-Chair, Conservative Party
8th Jan 2018 - 27th Jul 2019
Justice Committee
11th Sep 2017 - 15th Jul 2019


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Kemi Badenoch has voted in 762 divisions, and 1 time against the majority of their Party.

18 Oct 2022 - Public Order Bill - View Vote Context
Kemi Badenoch voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 103 Conservative No votes vs 113 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 297 Noes - 110
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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
Cat Smith (Labour)
(75 debate interactions)
Lindsay Hoyle (Speaker)
(66 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
HM Treasury
(389 debate contributions)
Department for Business and Trade
(303 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(264 debate contributions)
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Saffron Walden 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).

Petition Debates Contributed

Mark Allen, aged 18, drowned after jumping into a freezing reservoir on a hot day in June 2018.

In May 2019 we watched whilst 3 throwlines were installed where he died.

Mark could have possibly been saved if they were in place beforehand.

I would like the Government to:
• make running conversion therapy in the UK a criminal offence
• forcing people to attend said conversion therapies a criminal offence
• sending people abroad in order to try to convert them a criminal offence
• protect individuals from conversion therapy

The government is helping private firms to protect jobs by paying up to 80% of staff wages through this crisis. If it can do this why can it not help key workers who will be putting themselves/their families at risk and working extra hard under extremely challenging and unprecedented circumstances.

During the pandemic government workers have delivered vital public services and kept our country safe and secure. After ten years in which the real value of civil service pay has fallen, many face hardship. The Government must start to restore the real value of their pay with a 10% increase in 2020.


Latest EDMs signed by Kemi Badenoch

Kemi Badenoch has not signed any Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Kemi Badenoch, 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.


Kemi Badenoch has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Kemi Badenoch has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

4 Bills introduced by Kemi Badenoch


A Bill to make provision about the administration and conduct of elections, including provision designed to strengthen the integrity of the electoral process; about overseas electors; about voting and candidacy rights of EU citizens; about the designation of a strategy and policy statement for the Electoral Commission; about the membership of the Speaker's Committee; about the Electoral Commission's functions in relation to criminal proceedings; about financial information to be provided by a political party on applying for registration; for preventing a person being registered as a political party and being a recognised non-party campaigner at the same time; about regulation of expenditure for political purposes; about disqualification of offenders for holding elective offices; about information to be included in electronic campaigning material; and for connected purposes.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 28th April 2022 and was enacted into law.


A Bill to provide for the payment out of money provided by Parliament of expenditure incurred by the Secretary of State under, or in connection with, schemes or other arrangements to compensate persons affected by the Horizon system and in respect of other matters identified in legal proceedings relating to the Horizon system.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 25th January 2024 and was enacted into law.


A Bill to provide for the regulation of competition in digital markets; to amend the Competition Act 1998 and the Enterprise Act 2002 and to make other provision about competition law; to make provision relating to the protection of consumer rights and to confer further such rights; and for connected purposes.

Commons Completed
Lords Completed
Awaiting Ping-Pong

Last Event - Carry-Over Motion
Monday 22nd April 2024
Next Event - Consideration Of Lords Amendments
Tuesday 30th April 2024

A Bill to Provide for the quashing of convictions in England and Wales for certain offences alleged to have been committed while the Horizon system was in use by the Post Office; to make provision about the deletion of cautions given in England and Wales for such offences; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Wednesday 20th March 2024
(Read Debate)
Next Event - Committee Of The Whole House
Monday 29th April 2024

1 Bill co-sponsored by Kemi Badenoch

Online News Platforms (Regulation) Bill 2017-19
Sponsor - Damien Moore (Con)


Kemi Badenoch has not asked any Written Questions in the current parliament