Ben Gummer

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Ben Gummer has been the Conservative Party MP for Ipswich since 2010.[1] In the 2015 election Gummer retained his seat with a majority of 3,733.

Following the 2015 cabinet reshuffle, Gummer replaced Daniel Poulter as junior health minister in the Department of Health. [2]

On 14 July 2016, Gummer was appointed as minister for the cabinet office and paymaster general by incoming Prime Minister Theresa May. [3]

Gummer is the son of John Gummer, Conservative MP for Lewisham West 1970-74; Eye 1979-83; and Suffolk Coastal 1983-2010.[4]



  1. Ben Gummer,, accessed 17 November 2013.
  2. Ipswich MP Ben Gummer replaces Dr Dan Poulter as junior health minister Ipswich Star, 12 May 2015, accessed 13 May 2015
  3. 'Her Majesty's government',, accessed 18 July 2016
  4. Sarah Priddy, PIL: Current Members Related to Other Current or Former Members - Commons Library Standard Note, 13 September 2013.
  5. Membership List, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Science and Technology in Agriculture, accessed 16 November 2015