Guy Opperman

MP, Hexham

Hexham Conservative

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  • Voted moderately against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately for increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions Source
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Guy Opperman hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

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  • Opposition Day — [18th Allotted Day]: Bankers’ Bonuses and the Banking Industry 25 Feb 2015

    Clearly more needs to be done in the north-east—no one disputes that—but does the hon. Lady not agree that the autumn purchasing managers index survey showed that we had the fastest private sector growth? We have the largest exports, and the largest export growth of any part of the country. After London, the north-east has more tech start-ups than any region in the country. There...
  • Opposition Day — [18th Allotted Day]: Bankers’ Bonuses and the Banking Industry 25 Feb 2015

    It is a pleasure to speak in this debate. I must first mention the Register of Members’ Financial Interests and point out that I am attempting to create two banks in the north-east at present. My life savings, virtually, are in the Atom bank, which is an internet start-up that has been set up by individuals just outside Durham. We are also attempting to merge the Tynedale community bank...
  • Opposition Day — [18th Allotted Day]: Bankers’ Bonuses and the Banking Industry 25 Feb 2015

    The legislation is already there. The hon. Gentleman should speak to the hon. Member for North Durham (Mr Jones), who is doing a fantastic job on the board of the Prince Bishops bank. I happily praise him for the work he is doing with the local community—with the church, the local authority and the housing association. To improve the quality of a credit union and make it viable, one...

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Conservative MP for Hexham

Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Justice
  • Education
  • Fuel Poverty
  • Vocational Education: Hexham
  • Biofuels
  • Identity Cards
  • Prisons: Smoking

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 23 Feb 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Barrister in private practice until 5 May 2010; non-practising thereafter. (Updated 20 August 2013) Fees received since 6 May 2010 for legal services provided. Work done before 6 May 2010; no hourly rate agreed, but all between £100 and £250 per hour save where specified. All payments exclusive of VAT, all gross:
Solicitors: Shoosmiths. Address: Quantum House, Basingstoke, Hants RG21 4EX:
Received £200 on 8 September 2014, for work carried out on 21 December 2009; hourly rate £100. (Registered 17 November 2014)
Received £200 on 8 September 2014, for work carried out on 16 March 2009; hourly rate £100. (Registered 17 November 2014)
Solicitors: Blakemores. Address: 40 Great Charles Street, Birmingham, B3 2AT. Received £1546.88 on 14 July 2014, for work carried out between 21-22 October 2009; no specific hourly rate. (Registered 12 August 2014)
15 December 2013, received from Bretwalda Books, Unit 8 Fir Tree Close, Epsom Downs, Surrey, KT17 3LD, £141.73 in royalties for book published in October 2012. Hours: around 400 hrs in 2011-12.Payment donated to charity. (Registered 4 February 2014)
4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by my party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Sir John and Mae Hall
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value: £5,000   
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 13 May 2014)
(a) Name of donor: David G Harrison
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000   
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 22 September 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Mr A. D. Trapp
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 26 September 2014)
(a) Name of donor: John P Reece
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 14 November 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Jeremy Middleton
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 2 December 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Mr Sunhil Mehra
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,500
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 4 February 2015)
(a) (b) Support in the capacity as a MP:
(a) Name of donor: Calor Gas Ltd
(a) Address of donor: Athena House, Athena Drive, Tachbrook Park, Warwick, CV34 6RL
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,800 (paid direct to printer) for printing 8600 copies of booklet on how to save on energy bills for distribution in my constituency, and £200 for postage to outlying areas; £2,000 in total  
(a) Date of receipt: 14 January 2014
(a) Date of acceptance: 14 January 2014
(a) Donor status: company, registration 00303703
(a) (Registered 4 February 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Calor Gas Ltd
(a) Address of donor: Athena House, Athena Drive, Tachbrook Park, Warwick, CV34 6RL
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,800 (paid direct to printer) for printing 16,500 copies of booklet on how to save on energy bills for distribution in my constituency; £540 for delivery (paid direct to deliverer) and £160 for postage to outlying areas; £3,500 in total  
(a) Date of receipt: 31 October 2014
(a) Date of acceptance: November 2014
(a) Donor status: company, registration 00303703
(a) (Registered 14 November 2014)
11. Miscellaneous
Investment of start up capital in Atom Bank, currently registered as Crossco 1337 plc. (Registered 13 May 2014)

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