Oliver Letwin’s voting in Parliament
Oliver Letwin is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.
This is a selection of Oliver Letwin’s votes.
Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
7 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2007–2016
Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
11 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2011–2016
Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Show votes
5 votes for, 9 votes against, 1 absence, between 1997–2016
Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
45 votes for, 0 votes against, 9 absences, between 2012–2016
Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
0 votes for, 3 votes against, 3 absences, between 2010–2016
Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010
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Oliver Letwin has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 22 Feb 2017
Is my right hon. Friend aware of whether the Cabinet Office received any representations from Her Majesty’s Opposition during the six years to July 2016 about the incompatibility of the role of Chancellor of the Exchequer with being a Member of this House, on the grounds that it was too onerous a post to combine with that of being an MP?
I am sure my right hon. Friend is right to deal with this issue in the round, but I hope he will not allow that in any way to deflect him from the very sensible Budget judgment he made in respect of fiscal neutrality or from the need for the structural reforms he is putting forward. Did he notice, as I did, that the shadow Chancellor asked him to fill the gap without reducing spending or...
Now that the hon. Gentleman has had his bit of fun, would he possibly explain how he proposes that the Labour party would find the money required for social care?
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Conservative MP for West Dorset
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Topics of interest
Oliver Letwin campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Home Department
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Culture Media and Sport
- 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)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 34 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Oliver Letwin’s speeches
- 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 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 88.35% 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 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") 934 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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