Desmond Swayne’s voting in Parliament
Desmond Swayne is a Conservative MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
This is a selection of Desmond Swayne’s votes.
Consistently voted for increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes
Voted a mixture of for and against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
Almost always voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
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Desmond Swayne never rebelled against their party in this parliament
As a result of the crisis, the UN estimate that 21 million Yemenis (more than 80% of the population) are in need of humanitarian assistance. Of those, over 6 million people are facing severe shortages of food and 1.6 million women and children are suffering from acute malnutrition. DFID has allocated £55 million to support humanitarian response in Yemen which will provide emergency...
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has forecast that Yemen’s economy will contract by 2.2% in 2015 and that Yemen’s debt has risen to over 50% of GDP. According to the World Food Programme (WFP), average wheat flour prices in July are 34% higher than their pre-crisis levels, whilst diesel prices are up 427% over the same period. DFID has allocated £55 million to...
DFID has allocated £55 million for humanitarian response in Yemen which is providing emergency shelter, healthcare, water and food assistance, as well as supporting UN work to co-ordinate the humanitarian response. Of that, DFID has allocated almost £40 million towards the UN 2015 Humanitarian Appeal. Full details of all pledges to the UN Appeal can be found on the UN Office for...
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Conservative MP for New Forest West
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
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Topics of interest
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Territorial Army
- 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 (12 Jul 2005 to 6 Feb 2006)
- Parliamentary Private Secretaries To Leader of the Opposition (9 Sep 2004 to 6 Dec 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 Committee (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 19 debates in the last year — 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 79.25% 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 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") 499 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 10 Aug 2015.
1. Employment and earnings
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 02 January 2015)
1 October 2014, received £131.68 for undertaking military training in September 2014. Hours: 2 days. (Registered 02 January 2015)
6. Land and property: (i) value over Â£100,000 (ii) rental income of over Â£10,000 a year
Flat in London, jointly owned with my wife: (i) and (ii) (updated 20 May 2015)
House in London, jointly owned with my wife: (i) and (ii) (updated 20 May 2015)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Moira Swayne, as Secretary (updated 20 May 2015)
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