Oliver Letwin

MP, West Dorset

West Dorset Conservative

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Last updated: 12 Sep 2017

Recent appearances

  • Backbench Business: Defence Capability — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] 19 Oct 2017

    I shall be brief, Mr Bone. This is like wandering into a group of the last of the big spenders. I do not share the view of most of my colleagues that we should be spending more on defence. Moreover, I am always very suspicious of Members of Parliament who come and represent their constituency interests in these sorts of lobbying exercises. Therefore, I was loth to contribute to a debate that...
  • Backbench Business: Defence Capability — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] 19 Oct 2017

    I agree with much of what the right hon. Gentleman says about past Governments’ actions. In the light of that, does he agree that it would be odd to decide to scrap the Wildcat, of which we have about 60 and which is an exportable helicopter with a high degree of flexibility, in order to keep the Pumas, which are not made in the UK, are not exportable and are old, about to retire and...
  • Local Housing Need 14 Sep 2017

    I strongly welcome my right hon. Friend’s introduction of a long overdue market affordability test. Does he agree that the answer to the shadow Secretary of State’s question about the enforceability of these measures is that developers themselves, through the principle of sustainable development, will appeal and thereby enforce them if local authorities do not adapt their local...

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Conservative MP for West Dorset

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

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Topics of interest

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

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

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)
  • 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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  • Has spoken in 39 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Oliver Letwin’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 95.83% 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 — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 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") 941 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Oct 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
31 July 2017, received £350 for writing an article from Evening Standard Ltd, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 09 October 2017)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Ilchester Estates
Address of donor: The Estate Office, Melbury Sampford, Dorchester DT2 0LF

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 solicited by me for my local association's fighting fund

Donor status: company, registration 01006592

(Registered 25 April 2017)
Name of donor: Geoffrey W. Guy
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 15 June 2017)
Name of donor: William H. Salomon
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 15 June 2017)
Name of donor: Ilchester Estates
Address of donor: The Estate Office, Melbury Sampford, Dorchester, DT2 0LF

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: company, registration 01006592

(Registered 15 June 2017)
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)

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