Oliver Letwin

MP, West Dorset

West Dorset Conservative

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How Oliver Letwin voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
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Oliver Letwin hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Ministerial Statements — Cabinet Office: Veterans' Transition Review 14 Oct 2014

    I have today placed in the Libraries of both Houses a response to Lord Ashcroft’s Veterans’ Transition Review which outlines our proposals to address the 42 distinct recommendations made in the report on how to improve the transition process. I am grateful for the work of Lord Ashcroft and his team in delivering a thorough review of the transition provision for service personnel,...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Public Service User Satisfaction Data 10 Sep 2014

    I am delighted to be able to tell the right hon. Gentleman that the progress in that incredibly important area has been considerable. The friends and family test, which is our main user feedback mechanism, is used in all hospitals and maternity wards. By March 2015, it will be extended to the rest of the NHS. It is already used in further education, it has been used in the National Citizen...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Public Service User Satisfaction Data 10 Sep 2014

    I am grateful for that suggestion. I will certainly talk to my right hon. Friend about it. He recently agreed to introduce the data in Jobcentre Plus and we have had to work through the details of that. I will certainly open discussions with him about the Work programme and will have discussions about other programmes across the rest of Government.

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Conservative MP for West Dorset

Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election


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Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Health
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Units
  • Departmental Accountancy
  • Departments: Accountancy
  • Departmental Public Expenditure
  • Departments: Public Bodies

Currently held offices

  • Minister for Government Policy

Other offices held in the past

  • The Minister for Government Policy (12 May 2010 to 15 Jul 2014)
  • Chairman of the Policy Review & Chairman of the Conservative Research Department, The Conservative Party (6 Jan 2009 to 19 Jan 2009)
  • Chairman of Policy Review and Chairman of the Conservative Research Department, The Conservative Party (9 Jul 2007 to 6 Jan 2009)
  • Chairman of Policy Review and Chairman of the Conservative Research Department, Conservative Party (6 Jul 2007 to 9 Jul 2007)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Environment Food & Rural Affairs, Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Economic Affairs & Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, Economic Affairs (10 May 2004 to 20 May 2005)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 4 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 71.06% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 6 annotations on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 877 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.

4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by my party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Ilchester Estates
(a) Address of donor: The Estate Office, Melbury Sampford, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 0LF
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000
(a) Donor status: company, registration 01006592
(a) (Registered 12 May 2014)
8. Land and Property
My wife and I derive rental income from letting out rooms in our London home. (Registered 25 April 2012)

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