Oliver Letwin

Former Independent MP for West Dorset

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Recent appearances

  • European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill 22 Oct 2019

    Before my right hon. and learned Friend goes into the detail, will he agree that we do not have to love this deal and we do not have to love the programme motion—we might even think it is a very bad deal or a very bad programme motion—but for those of us who wish to avoid the worst, it is better than the worst?
  • Prime Minister’s Statement: European Union (Withdrawal) Acts 19 Oct 2019

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  • Prime Minister’s Statement: European Union (Withdrawal) Acts 19 Oct 2019

    Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker. First, let me say to the Prime Minister that I agreed with what he said at the end of his remarks, and I am absolutely certain that he will comply with the law. I say to friends and colleagues across the House who helped us to achieve this amendment, which I believe to be profoundly in the national interest, that I am grateful for that co-operation,...

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Former Independent MP for West Dorset

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election

Party was Conservative until 3 Sep 2019

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Oliver Letwin campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

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  • Treasury
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Health
  • Culture Media and Sport
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  • Departmental Accountancy
  • Departments: Accountancy
  • Departments: Public Bodies
  • Departmental Public Expenditure

Other offices held in the past

  • Minister for Government Policy (15 Jul 2014 to 14 Jul 2016)
  • The Minister for Government Policy (12 May 2010 to 15 Jul 2014)
  • Shadow Minister without Portfolio (8 Dec 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (Environment) (10 May 2005 to 8 Dec 2005)
  • Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (10 Nov 2003 to 10 May 2005)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (Home Office) (1 Sep 2001 to 10 Nov 2003)
  • Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury (26 Sep 2000 to 18 Sep 2001)
  • Shadow Financial Secretary (23 Jul 1999 to 10 Jan 2000)
  • Opposition Spokesperson (Constitutional Affairs, Scotland and Wales) (1 Jul 1998 to 23 Jul 1999)
  • Member, Deregulation Committee (23 Feb 1998 to 2 Jul 1999)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
From 8 January 2018, a Senior Fellow of the Legatum Institute, an independent non-partisan policy, advisory and advocacy organization. Address: 11 Charles Street, London W1J 5DW. Until further notice, I will be paid £2,500 per month. Hours: 24 hrs per month. (Registered 08 January 2018)
From 22 January 2018 until further notice, senior adviser to the Faraday Institution, Materials Dept, Oxford University, Rex Richards Building, Oxford OX1 3RQ, a not-for-profit body formed by a consortium of UK universities to advance research in the UK on the development of battery technology. I expect to receive £1,000 per month for a commitment of around 8 hours per month. I consulted ACoBA about this appointment. (Registered 22 January 2018)
Payment of £350 expected from the Evening Standard Ltd, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT, for an article written on 11 December 2018. Hours: 2.5 hrs. (Registered 31 December 2018)
£180 expected from the Observer for an article written on 22 February 2019 and published on 24 February 2019. Address of payer: Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9GU. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 07 March 2019)
Payment of £10,000 expected from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, 2 King Edward Street, London EC1A 1HQ, via This Is Spoken, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA, for a speech and Q&A session on 3 October 2019 arranged through Toby Mundy Associates Ltd, 38 Berkeley Square, London W1J 5AE. Hours: 3 hrs and 45 minutes (including travel). (Registered 04 October 2019)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: International Liaison Department, China Development Research Foundation
Address of donor: Floor 15, Tower A, Imperial International Center, No .136, Andingmen Wai Avenue, Dongcheng District, Beijing

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): business class airfare costing £3,012; accommodation, local transport and lunch, estimated value: £500; £3,512 in total

Destination of visit: Beijing

Dates of visit: 5-6 September 2019

Purpose of visit: To speak at the China Development Forum under the aegis of the Development Research Centre of the State Council of China.

(Registered 16 September 2019)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
My wife and I let out rooms in our London home: (i) and (ii). (Registered 25 April 2012)
8. Miscellaneous
From February 2017, Vice President of the Great Britain China Centre; a body funded by the FCO to promote relationships between the UK and the Communist Party of China. This role is unpaid but from time to time will involve travel to Beijing at the expense of the Centre. (Registered 13 February 2017)
From 19 April 2017, Chair (unpaid) of the Management Board of the Red Tape Initiative; a cross-party think tank established to identify regulatory changes that can be made by political consensus speedily after Brexit. (Registered 19 April 2017)
From 31 October 2018, member (unpaid) of the Advisory Council of the Bennett Institute for Public Policy at the University of Cambridge, which aims to deepen understanding of some of the most pressing challenges of our turbulent times, and to identify and explore sustainable solutions to them. (Registered 23 October 2018)

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