Desmond Swayne

MP, New Forest West

New Forest West Conservative

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How Desmond Swayne voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
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Desmond Swayne hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee 25 Nov 2014

    International Development: Parliamentary Strengthening. 9:45 am; Room 18, Palace of Westminster
    Witnesses: Anthony Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Westminster Foundation for Democracy; Rt Hon Desmond Swayne MP, Minister of State for International Development, Jonathan Hargreaves, Head of Governance, Open Societies and Anti-Corruption Department, Department for International Development and Shiona Ruhemann, Senior Adviser, Open Societies and Anti-Corruption Department, Department for International...
  • Written Answers — Department for International Development: Palestinians 20 Nov 2014

    DFID provided support for an initial medical assessment in Gaza carried out by a team of British medical staff in August, and further support to take forward their recommendation for a small team of British specialists with trauma, orthopaedic and reconstructive skills to make follow-up visits to Gaza. We are also providing support for specialists in orthopaedic trauma, neurology, burns and...
  • Written Answers — Department for International Development: Palestinians 20 Nov 2014

    The UK was one of the biggest donors to Gaza this summer, providing more than 17 million in emergency assistance to deliver lifesaving food, clean water, shelter and medical assistance to tens of thousands of people affected by the fighting. We have also pledged 20 million in early recovery assistance, which includes support for shelter and basic services, short-term employment to...

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Conservative MP for New Forest West

Entered 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

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, 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 10 debates in the last year — well below 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 89.37% 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") 477 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Nov 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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