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Conservative MP for New Forest West
- The Vice-Chamberlain of Her Majesty's Household (since 7 Oct 2013) (note about dates)
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Desmond Swayne voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately against more EU integration. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly against the hunting ban. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Defence, Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Health, Treasury, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Correspondence, Territorial Army, Iraq, New Forest, Reserve Forces
(based on written questions asked by Desmond Swayne and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- MARRIAGE (SAME SEX COUPLES) BILL Committee (13 out of 13)
- Armed Forces (Pensions and Compensation) Bill Committee (6 out of 6)
- Justice (Northern Ireland) Bill Committee (4 out of 4)
- Local Government Bill Committee (14 out of 14)
- Regional Assemblies (Preparations) Bill Committee (5 out of 5)
- Health and Social Care Bill Committee (13 out of 14)
- Christmas Day (Trading) Bill Committee (1 out of 2)
- Bill Presented: Prime Minister (Replacement) Bill (29 Nov 2013)
“I have it on command from Her Majesty the Queen to acquaint the House that Her Majesty, having been informed of the purport of the Prime Minister (Replacement) Bill, has consented to place her prerogative, in so far as it is affected by the Bill, at the disposal of Parliament for the purposes of the Bill.”
- House of Lords (Maximum Membership) Bill (13 Sep 2013)
“I have it in command from Her Majesty the Queen to acquaint the House that Her Majesty, having been informed of the purport of the Bill, has consented to place her prerogative and interest, so far as they are affected by the Bill, at the disposal of Parliament for the purposes of the Bill. Motion made, That the Bill be now read a Second time.”
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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 — well below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 89.30% 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.
- 89 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Desmond Swayne’s activity.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 459 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 25 Nov 2013. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£12,558 (473rd)||£15,957 (477th)||£20,923 (354th)||£16,632||£19,695 (joint 320th with 1 other)||£17,134 (410th)||£19,722 (joint 1st with 230 others)||£14,960 (360th)|
|Office running costs||£7,654 (616th)||£7,322 (623rd)||£8,601 (629th)||£11,407||£15,445 (475th)||£18,668 (joint 361st with 1 other)||£18,234 (joint 1st with 183 others)||£19,853 (170th)|
|Staffing costs||£64,335 (627th)||£64,144 (627th)||£56,378 (638th)||£58,953||£72,128 (252nd)||£71,679 (joint 135th with 1 other)||£70,399 (72nd)||£44,021 (399th)|
|Communications Allowance||£269 (592nd)||£173 (598th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£3,002 (542nd)1||£3,461 (536th)2||£2,910 (559th)||£2,926||£6,340 (486th)||£5,786 (491st)||£9,185 (365th)||£9,669 (234th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£58 (joint 365th with 4 others)||£0||£0||£0||£406 (295th)||£0||£0||£0|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£710 (161st)||£418 (joint 229th with 2 others)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£1,686 (558th)||£412 (539th)||£395 (575th)||£157||£501 (501st)||£434 (joint 550th with 1 other)||£629 (506th)||£664 (joint 480th with 1 other)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,607 (joint 442nd with 1 other)||£1,440 (514th)||£447||£1,767 (442nd)||£1,896 (433rd)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,259 (joint 247th with 2 others)||£1,090 (joint 258th with 10 others)||£0||£1,898 (joint 305th with 4 others)||£1,898 (joint 300th with 4 others)||£1,898 (joint 295th with 4 others)||£1,898 (joint 278th with 4 others)|
|Total||£90,273 (639th)||£94,753 (637th)||£91,737 (642nd)||£90,522||£118,180 (438th)||£117,495 (365th)||£120,067 (169th)||£91,065 (265th)|