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Meet Ben

Photo of Ben Gummer“I am incredibly honoured to represent the people of Ipswich. My aim is simple: to work hard for you and the town’s interests, both here in Ipswich and in Westminster.”

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Ben is thirty-five and has lived in Suffolk all his life. After studying at Cambridge University, Ben ran a small engineering firm before becoming managing director of a business that helped companies make a positive impact on society. He is passionate about music, loves travelling when he can, and grabs any opportunity to discover Suffolk pubs with his friends. He is the author of a book on the Black Death, The Scourging Angel.

Between May and September 2012 Ben was Parliamentary Advisor to Lord Feldman. From September 2012 to October 2013 Ben was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Alan Duncan, Minister of State for International Development. Ben is currently Parliamentary Private Secretary to Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education.

Ben is responsible for the introduction of annual tax statements to UK taxpayers, which was included in the 2012 Budget and will come to force in 2014. These will show shares of government spending in proportion to the amount of tax the taxpayer paid in the year.

Ben lives in London and Ipswich, not far from Portman Road. He is patron of Home Start South Suffolk, an associate governor at Ravenswood Primary School and a member of The Ipswich Society, the Friends of Ipswich Museums, the Ipswich Maritime Trust and the Ipswich Historic Churches Trust.

You can learn more about Ben’s expenses here or learn more about Ben’s work on your behalf in Parliament at They Work for You.