Desmond Swayne

MP, New Forest West

New Forest West Conservative

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 an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Almost always voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Generally voted for encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes

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Desmond Swayne never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for International Development: Yemen: Armed Conflict 23 Jul 2015

    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...
  • Written Answers — Department for International Development: Yemen: Armed Conflict 23 Jul 2015

    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...
  • Written Answers — Department for International Development: Yemen: Humanitarian Aid 23 Jul 2015

    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

  • 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 (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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More about this

  • 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: 13 Jul 2015.

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