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
  • Consistently voted for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Almost always voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Generally voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Oliver Letwin’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Oliver Letwin’s full vote analysis page for more.

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

Recent appearances

  • AEA Pension Scheme 26 Oct 2016

    I am very grateful to the Minister. I will indeed pursue that question with the Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, and perhaps the Minister’s question about the pensions ombudsman. Eventually, I am sure we will find a solution. Question put and agreed to. Resolved, That this House has considered the advice given to AEA pension scheme pensioners. Sitting adjourned.
  • AEA Pension Scheme 26 Oct 2016

    I entirely understand that the Minister needs time to reach the rest of his argument, but he has hit the nub of the question. Does he accept that if the Government Actuary’s Department calculated on an actuarial basis that the two schemes were equivalent financially, and if it stated, as he rightly said it did, that it was not suggesting that one was superior to the other, but if it...
  • AEA Pension Scheme 26 Oct 2016

    Will the Minister give way?

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Conservative MP for West Dorset

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


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 9 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 88.24% 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 — 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") 898 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 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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