Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament
How Desmond Swayne voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted very strongly for fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted strongly against introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted very strongly against restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted strongly for greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted very strongly against the hunting banDetails
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integrationDetails
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted a mixture of for and against a smoking banDetails
- Voted very strongly for reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted moderately for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted strongly for an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
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Conservative MP for New Forest West
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Topics of interest
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Territorial Army
- New Forest
- Reserve Forces
Other offices held in the past
- 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, Defence Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 8 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)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 3 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 89.42% 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") 459 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 24 Feb 2014.
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Major, Territorial Army. Address: Army Pay Office, Brown Street, Glasgow.
1 August 2013, I received £174.98 for 2 days military
training on 13-14 July 2013. (Registered 12 December 2013)
1 October 2013, I received £174.98 for 2 days military
training on 14-15 September 2013. (Registered 12 December 2013)
8. Land and Property
Two residential leasehold flats in West London
, for which rent is received.
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