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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Last updated: 12 Sep 2017

Recent appearances

  • Income Tax (Charge) 22 Nov 2017

    If I may, I will take my right hon. Friend back to housing for a moment. Does he agree that the Budget needs to be seen in the round with other Government announcements, particularly the opportunities in the White Paper for local authorities to build once again?
  • Income Tax (Charge) 22 Nov 2017

    In my parliamentary division, the difficulty is that private builders will not address that proportion of the market where the need is greatest: the bottom and the mid-market. Equally, such is the increase in supply that is required to drive down the price, it is questionable as to whether it would be in the interests of independent builders to secure such a reduction in price. The greatest...
  • Income Tax (Charge) 22 Nov 2017

    Does the hon. Lady not acknowledge that preparing for no deal is an essential ingredient of securing a good deal? Has she ever bought a second-hand car? Did she go in and tell the salesman that she had to leave with a car and yet expect a discount?

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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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Nov 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
Until 30 October 2016, Major, Territorial Army. (Updated 28 April 2017)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
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

Date received: 28 April 2017

Date accepted: 28 April 2017

Donor status: individual

(Registered 14 June 2017)
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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