Desmond Swayne

MP, New Forest West

New Forest West Conservative

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How Desmond Swayne voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
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Desmond Swayne hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for International Development: Overseas Aid 5 Mar 2015

    Publish What You Fund’s Aid Transparency Index 2014 rated DFID’s transparency as “very good”, and ranked DFID as the best performing bilateral development organisation on transparency. It also recognised DFID’s leadership role encouraging others in the international development system to be more transparent. A pilot assessment in April 2014 published by the...
  • Written Answers — Department for International Development: Democratic Republic of Congo 4 Mar 2015

    It is vital that progress is made towards ensuring all armed groups no longer pose a threat in DRC. We welcome the government of DRC’s announcement that military action against the FDLR (the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda) has begun. However, we are keen to see meaningful action on the ground.
  • Written Answers — Department for International Development: Commonwealth 4 Mar 2015

    We support education directly in 22 countries, of which 13 are Commonwealth countries. We are also a major funder of the Global Partnership for Education, which supports education in 60 countries of which 17 are Commonwealth. Globally, including support to Commonwealth countries, we have supported 10.2 million children in primary and lower-secondary school and have helped to train 123,000...

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Conservative MP for New Forest West

Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Defence
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Health
  • Treasury
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Correspondence
  • Territorial Army
  • Iraq
  • New Forest
  • Reserve Forces

Currently held offices

  • The Minister of State, Department for International Development (since 15 Jul 2014)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Vice-Chamberlain of Her Majesty's Household (7 Oct 2013 to 15 Jul 2014)
  • Member, Administration Committee (22 Oct 2012 to 28 Oct 2013)
  • The Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury (6 Sep 2012 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Parliamentary Private Secretary To the Leader of the Opposition (16 Dec 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (19 Jul 2005 to 5 May 2005)
  • Member, Defence Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 8 Feb 2006)
  • Member, Defence Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 6 Feb 2006)
  • Parliamentary Private Secretaries To Leader of the Opposition (9 Sep 2004 to 6 Dec 2005)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Shadow Minister, Local and Devolved Government Affairs (10 May 2004 to 17 Mar 2005)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jun 2002 to 1 Jun 2003)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (4 Mar 2002 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Defence) (1 Jun 2001 to 1 Jun 2002)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Health) (1 Feb 2001 to 1 Jun 2001)
  • Member, Social Security (26 Jul 1999 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 11 May 2001)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 16 debates in the last year — 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 high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 89.83% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well 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 17–18 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") 492 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 23 Feb 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Major, Territorial Army. Address: Army Pay Office, Brown Street, Glasgow.
1 August 2014, received £176.68 for undertaking military training in September 2014. Hours: 2 days. (Registered 2 January 2015
1 October 2014, received £131.68 for undertaking military training in September 2014. Hours: 2 days. (Registered 2 January 2015)
8. Land and Property
Two residential leasehold flats in West London, for which rent is received.

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