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 fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
7 votes for, 1 vote against, between 2010–2016
Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
8 votes for, 4 votes against, 1 absence, between 2008–2016
Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
45 votes for, 0 votes against, 9 absences, between 2012–2016
Almost always voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
13 votes for, 0 votes against, 4 absences, between 2012–2014
Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
7 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2007–2016
Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
8 votes for, 3 votes against, 3 absences, between 2003–2016
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Oliver Letwin has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
Last updated: 8 Feb 2017
My right hon. Friend may recall times when we found ourselves in opposition and hoped we had a huge success on our hands, and the image that springs to mind at present is of foxes and shooting them. Does he agree that the Department he so expertly guides now needs to focus its attention on using electronic data for all our citizens and patients, rather than dealing with spurious Opposition...
Does my hon. Friend and neighbour agree that history suggests that complicated formulae invented by clever statisticians usually go horribly wrong? There is a great deal to be said in this instance, for the reasons that he advances of transparency, simplicity and stability, for tilting towards a formula based on population that we can all understand. Not only would that help Dorset, but it...
I am interested in the hon. Lady’s argument. Is she asserting that local taxation is not a form of revenue?
More of Oliver Letwin’s recent appearances
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 28 debates in the last year — 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 88.18% 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.
- 117 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Oliver Letwin’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 931 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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