Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament
How Oliver Letwin voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted strongly for reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted moderately for equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a smoking banDetails
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted strongly for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted very strongly for fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integrationDetails
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted moderately against introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted strongly for an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted strongly against restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted very strongly against the hunting banDetails
- Voted strongly against introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
- Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
Political and Constitutional Reform: Fixed-term Parliaments: the final year of a Parliament.
Witnesses: Rt Hon Peter Riddell CBE PC, Director, Institute for Government and Akash Paun, Fellow, Institute for Government; Sir Jeremy Heywood KCB CVO, Cabinet Secretary, Cabinet Office and Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP, Minister for Government Policy, Cabinet Office
It is a pleasure to participate in a debate in which there is considerable consensus. I am enormously grateful to my right hon. Friend the Member for Arundel and South Downs (Nick Herbert), my hon. Friends the Members for North Thanet (Sir Roger Gale), for Newbury (Richard Benyon) and for Richmond Park (Zac Goldsmith), my right hon. Friend the Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Sir John...
I never said any such thing. What I was referring to was ludicrously overburdensome guidance that is verbose and unclear. That is the bit that is wretched stuff. Of course health and safety legislation is necessary and desirable; it is a question of trying to make sure that is straightforward, clear and to the point.
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Conservative MP for West Dorset
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Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Culture Media and Sport
- Departmental Accountancy
- Departments: Accountancy
- Departmental Public Expenditure
- Departments: Public Bodies
Other offices held in the past
- 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 2 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 70.67% 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") 875 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 24 Feb 2014.
(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, resistration 01006592
(a) (Registered 20 May 2013)
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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