Desmond Swayne

Conservative MP for New Forest West


General Election 2024

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Your MP (Desmond Swayne) represents you, and all of the people who live in New Forest West, at the UK Parliament in Westminster.

MPs split their time between Parliament and their constituency. In Parliament, they debate and vote on new laws, review existing laws, and question the Government. In the constituency, their focus is on supporting local people and championing local issues. They have a small staff team who help with casework, maintain their diaries, and monitor their inbox.

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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
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Treasury
  • Coronavirus: Vaccination
  • Correspondence
  • Territorial Army
  • Iraq
  • New Forest

Currently held offices

  • Member, Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief Bill (Formerly known as International Freedom of Religion or Belief Bill) Committee (since 17 Apr 2024)
  • Member, Investigatory Powers (Amendment) Bill [HL] Committee (since 28 Feb 2024)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (since 4 Mar 2020)
  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (since 16 Jan 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee ( 8 Apr 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) (31 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • 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)
  • The Vice-Chamberlain of HM Household ( 7 Oct 2013 to 15 Jul 2014)
  • Member, Administration Committee (22 Oct 2012 to 28 Oct 2013)
  • The Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury ( 6 Sep 2012 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Parliamentary Private Secretary To the Leader of the Opposition (16 Dec 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Defence Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 6 Feb 2006)
  • Member, Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee) ( 6 Jul 2005 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • 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)

Recent appearances

  • Church Commissioners: Academy Schools 23 May 2024

    What steps the Church of England is taking to increase the number of academy schools it sponsors.
  • Church Commissioners: Academy Schools 23 May 2024

    There is a growing need for special education, particularly in the New Forest. What can the Church do to assist in my constituency?
  • Political Violence and Disruption: Walney Report 22 May 2024

    Having organised a number of demonstrations myself, I am nervous at the prospect of being invited to contribute financially to their policing. Nevertheless, clearly there are public order issues and issues of great public nuisance, not least to retailers, commercial businesses and ordinary people going about their business. When there are a repeated series of demonstrations, may I suggest...

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Register of Members’ Interests

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Last updated: 13 May 2024.

6. Land and property portfolio with a value over £100,000 and where indicated, the portfolio provides a rental income of over £10,000 a year
Type of land/property: Residential property (house)
Number of properties: 1
Location: London
Ownership details: owned jointly with my wife
Rental income: Yes
(Updated 20 May 2015)
Type of land/property: Residential property (flat)
Number of properties: 1
Location: London
Ownership details: owned jointly with my wife
Rental income: Yes
(Updated 20 May 2015)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
Name: Moira Swayne
Relationship: Spouse
Role: Principal Secretary
Working pattern: Full time
(Updated 20 May 2015)

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