Oliver Letwin

MP, West Dorset

West Dorset Conservative

Oliver Letwin’s voting in Parliament

Oliver Letwin is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

This is a selection of Oliver Letwin’s votes.

  • Almost always voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Oliver Letwin’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Oliver Letwin’s full vote analysis page for more.

Oliver Letwin has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Lords: Select Committee 23 May 2016

    National Security Strategy: National Security Strategy and the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015. 12:00 pm; Room 4A, Palace of Westminster
    Witnesses: (at 4:15 PM) Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP
  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Counter-terrorism: Conferences 28 Apr 2016

    A number of Cabinet Office officials spoke at events associated with the Security and Counter Terror Expo held on 19 and 20 April 2016. They did so to set out government policy on topics of relevance to those attending. The Civil Contingencies Secretariat participates in a wide range of events involving the resilience community. This participation is an essential part of its role in engaging...
  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Cybercrime 27 Apr 2016

    Between 2011 and 2016, we invested 860 million in a National Cyber Security Programme to deliver the 2011 UK Cyber Security Strategy. I made a Written Ministerial Statement on the 14th April to the House: “Final annual report on the 2011 – 2016 UK Cyber Security Strategy” with an accompanying Annual Report. Key achievements include the launch of the UK’s Computer...

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Conservative MP for West Dorset

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Expenses

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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 (since 15 Jul 2014)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Minister for Government Policy (12 May 2010 to 15 Jul 2014)
  • Without portfolio (8 Dec 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (Environment) (10 May 2005 to 8 Dec 2005)
  • Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (10 Nov 2003 to 10 May 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (Home Office) (1 Sep 2001 to 10 Nov 2003)
  • Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury (26 Sep 2000 to 18 Sep 2001)
  • Shadow Financial Secretary (23 Jul 1999 to 10 Jan 2000)
  • Opposition Spokesperson (Constitutional Affairs, Scotland and Wales) (1 Jul 1998 to 23 Jul 1999)
  • Member, Deregulation Committee (23 Feb 1998 to 2 Jul 1999)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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More about this

  • Has spoken in 7 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Oliver Letwin’s speeches
  • 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 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 88.72% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above 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.
  • 123 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Oliver Letwin’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 888 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 18 Apr 2016.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Ilchester Estates
Address of donor: The Estate Office, Melbury Sampford, Dorchester DT2 0LF

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: company, registration 01006592

(Registered 20 May 2015)
6. Land and property: (i) value over £100,000 (ii) rental income of over £10,000 a year
My wife and I let out rooms in our London home: (i) and (ii). (Registered 25 April 2012)

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