Desmond Swayne

MP, New Forest West

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New Forest West Conservative

Desmond Swayne’s voting in Parliament

Desmond Swayne is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Desmond Swayne sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Desmond Swayne generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Desmond Swayne has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 12 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • Bullying and Harassment: Cox Report 16 Oct 2018

    I have encountered instances of disgraceful behaviour, and perhaps our constituents could be forgiven for believing that we are constantly going at it with knives, but overwhelmingly hon. Members behave perfectly properly. As for being treated like demi-gods, all I can say is that that experience is not general. I ask the Leader of the House therefore to hold on to a sense of proportion as...
  • Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Prices 16 Oct 2018

    The price comparisons available to the public are not transparent and often unintelligible. Can the system be made easier?
  • EU Exit Negotiations: Green GB Week and Clean Growth 15 Oct 2018

    Aside from cutting the emission of hot air in this Chamber, we can do a number of things individually. Will the Department be issuing advice to nudge us in the right direction?

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Profile

Conservative MP for New Forest West

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

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Topics of interest

Desmond Swayne campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Defence
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Health
  • Treasury
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Correspondence
  • Territorial Army
  • Iraq
  • New Forest
  • Reserve Forces

Currently held offices

  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (since 31 Oct 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, International Trade Committee (31 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • The Minister of State, Department for International Development (15 Jul 2014 to 17 Jul 2016)
  • Government Whip (7 Oct 2013 to 15 Jul 2014)
  • Member, Administration Committee (22 Oct 2012 to 28 Oct 2013)
  • Government Whip (6 Sep 2012 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Parliamentary Private Secretary To the Leader of the Opposition (16 Dec 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (19 Jul 2005 to 5 May 2005)
  • Member, Defence Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 6 Feb 2006)
  • Parliamentary Private Secretaries To Leader of the Opposition (9 Sep 2004 to 6 Dec 2005)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (1 Jun 2002 to 1 Jun 2003)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (4 Mar 2002 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Defence) (1 Jun 2001 to 1 Jun 2002)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Health) (1 Feb 2001 to 1 Jun 2001)
  • Member, Social Security Committee (26 Jul 1999 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 11 May 2001)

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 1 Oct 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
Fees from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, paid direct to charity:
25 September 2016, payment of £75 for a survey on 17 August 2016. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 03 April 2018)
30 September 2016, payment of £75 for a survey on 7 September 2016. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 03 April 2018)
30 October 2016, payment of £75 for a survey on 1 October 2016. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 03 April 2018)
30 November 2016, payment of £100 for a survey on 3 November 2016. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 03 April 2018)
18 January 2017, payment of £75 for a survey on 7 January 2017. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 03 April 2018)
3 March 2017, payment of £75 for a survey on 20 February 2017. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 03 April 2018)
1 June 2017, payment of £75 for a survey for a survey on 20 May 2017. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 03 April 2018)
1 October 2017, payment of £75 for a survey on the same day. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 03 April 2018)
1 November 2017, payment of £100 for a survey on 10 October 2017. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 03 April 2018)
14 March 2018, received £75 for a survey on 4 February 2018. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 18 July 2018)
16 April 2018, received £75 for a survey on 4 March 2018. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 18 July 2018)
22 May 2018, received £75 for a survey on 18 April 2018. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 18 July 2018)
25 June 2018, received £75 for a survey on 14 May 2018. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 18 July 2018)
5 July 2018, received £75 for a survey on 6 June 2018. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 18 July 2018)
27 August 2018, payment of £75 for a survey on 4 July 2018. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 06 September 2018)
18 September 2018, payment of £100 for a survey on 10 July 2018. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 24 September 2018)
Fees from Populus, Northburgh House, 10 Northburgh St London EC1V 0AT, paid direct to charity:
21 January 2017, payment of £50 for a survey on 7 January 2017. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 03 April 2018)
14 February 2017, payment of £50 for a survey on 2 February 2017. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 03 April 2018)
26 March 2017, payment of £50 for a survey on 1 March 2017. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 03 April 2018)
3 July 2017, payment of £50 for a survey on 20 June 2017. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 03 April 2018)
1 November 2017, payment of £50 for a survey on 15 September 2017. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 03 April 2018)
30 November 2017, payment of £50 for a survey on 1 October 2017. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 03 April 2018)
1 December 2017, payment of £50 for a survey on 5 November 2017. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 03 April 2018)
Fees from YouGov, 50 Featherstone St, London EC1Y 8RT, paid direct to charity:
14 February 2017, payment of £20 for a survey on 7 January 2017. Hours: 10 mins. (Registered 03 April 2018)
20 February 2017, payment of £80 for a survey on 1 February 2017. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 03 April 2018)
20 March 2017, payment of £20 for a survey on 9 March 2017. Hours: 10 mins. (Registered 03 April 2018)
1 October 2017, payment of £100 for a survey on 1 September 2017. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 03 April 2018)
1 October 2017, payment of £40 for a survey on 15 September 2017. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 03 April 2018)
1 November 2017, payment of £60 for a survey on 15 October 2017. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 03 April 2018)
Fees from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, paid direct to charity:
29 September 2017, payment of £200 for a survey on 1 July 2017. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 03 April 2018)
20 December 2017, payment of £200 for a survey on 1 November 2017. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 03 April 2018)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Andrew Huxley
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 to my re-election fund

Donor status: individual

(Registered 14 June 2017; updated 28 March 2018)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Flat in London, jointly owned with my wife: (i) and (ii). (Updated 20 May 2015)
House in London, jointly owned with my wife: (i) and (ii). (Updated 20 May 2015)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Moira Swayne, as Secretary. (Updated 20 May 2015)

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