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.

  • Almost always voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Generally voted for encouraging occupational pensions 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 for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes

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Desmond Swayne never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for International Development: Pakistan: Education 17 Sep 2015

    DFID’s education programmes in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces support the implementation of Pakistan’s 2006 reformed curriculum which teaches religious tolerance and respect for diversity. The UK has worked alongside the Government of Pakistan who have taken significant steps to update textbooks and replace any content that promotes prejudice and discrimination...
  • Written Answers — Department for International Development: British Overseas Territories: Communication 17 Sep 2015

    DFID has not funded any projects specifically supporting communications infrastructure in the British Overseas Territories in the last two years. Support for communications infrastructure is provided as part of annual budget aid settlements to Montserrat, St Helena and Pitcairn.
  • Written Answers — Department for International Development: Yemen: Food 16 Sep 2015

    Food security for the people of Yemen is a growing concern. According to the UN, of the 12.9 million Yemenis classified as food insecure, 6 million are facing severe food shortages. In Hodeidah city alone, UNICEF has warned that 96,000 severely malnourished children are at risk of dying. The ongoing conflict has affected imports of essential fuel, food and medical supplies into Yemen. In...

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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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  • Has spoken in 17 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 during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 84.93% 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.
  • 97 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Desmond Swayne’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 502 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 28 Sep 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)
31 July 2015, received £334 (£178 net) for undertaking military training on 11 & 12 July 2015. Hours: 2 days. (Registered 19 August 2015)
6. Land and property: (i) value over £100,000 (ii) rental income of over £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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