Oliver Letwin

MP, West Dorset

West Dorset Conservative

Oliver Letwin campaigned to remain in the European Union

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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 against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes
  • Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes

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Oliver Letwin has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • The Government's Plan for Brexit 7 Dec 2016

    My right hon. and learned Friend is making a powerful speech. Does he agree that if this House and the other place sought to amend the triggering legislation, that would have the effect of making the mandate justiciable?
  • The Government's Plan for Brexit 7 Dec 2016

    The right hon. Member for Wolverhampton South East (Mr McFadden) has made out that the essence of today’s debate is about whether the Government publish a plan and how it is scrutinised, and the shadow Secretary of State echoed that thought. I do not believe that is the debate we are having today; as was made clear in the response to me from the right hon. Member for Doncaster North...
  • The Government's Plan for Brexit 7 Dec 2016

    The hon. Lady is an old friend of mine, but she is totally misguided if she thinks that this is an analogous situation. This is the first time in history that a country has sought to remove itself from the EU. We are engaged in the most complicated game of multidimensional chess that any country has ever engaged in. To imagine that that can receive a legally binding negotiating mandate from...

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Profile

Conservative MP for West Dorset

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

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • 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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 15 debates in the last year — well below 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 88.11% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
  • 123 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Oliver Letwin’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 913 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 21 Nov 2016.

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)

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