Oliver Letwin

MP, West Dorset

West Dorset Conservative

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How Oliver Letwin voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
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Oliver Letwin hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee 27 Jan 2015

    Public Administration: Whitehall: capacity to address future challenges. 3:30 pm; The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
    Witnesses: Sir Jeremy Heywood, KCB CVO, Cabinet Secretary, Cabinet Office; The Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP, Minister for Government Policy, and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Cabinet Office
  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Emergencies 5 Jan 2015

    The primary responsibility for emergency planning in the UK sits with local responders who form the basic building block of the response to most emergencies. Where an emergency occurs in Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland and falls within the competence of the relevant devolved administration, they will lead the response in their territory reporting through the relevant minister to the...
  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman 8 Dec 2014

    The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman publish statistical information on their performance in their Annual Report and Resource Accounts which are laid before Parliament. I have asked the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman to write to the Hon. Member with further detail on the specific questions raised. Copies of the reply will be placed in the House Library.

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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)

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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 70.51% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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: 6 Jan 2015.

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)
(a) Name of donor: Velcourt Group plc
(a) Address of donor: The Veldt House, Much Marcle, Herefordshire HR8 2LJ
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
(a) Donor status: company, registration no 00718623
(a) (Registered 10 November 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Antony Hitchens
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 10 December 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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