Damian Hinds

The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

East Hampshire Conservative

Damian Hinds’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Damian Hinds sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Damian Hinds consistently voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Damian Hinds generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes
  • Damian Hinds generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Damian Hinds

Last updated: 19 Apr 2017

Recent appearances

  • Debate on the Address: Telephone Calls to the DWP 21 Jun 2017

    I congratulate the hon. Member for Glasgow South West (Chris Stephens) on securing this debate on the cost of calling the Department for Work and Pensions. I also thank him for his continued interest in these important matters. At the DWP we seek to ensure the correct balance between delivering high levels of customer service and experience and balancing the demands on the public purse and...
  • Debate on the Address: Telephone Calls to the DWP 21 Jun 2017

    Yes, of course I recognise that. I represent a rural constituency myself, and it is important to have other options available where necessary. It is also the case that when we are dealing with people seeking work, for example, being able to get online is vital for that purpose. That is one of the reasons why we also ensure IT provision inside jobcentres. It would not be an effective use of...
  • Debate on the Address: Telephone Calls to the DWP 21 Jun 2017

    If the hon. Gentleman will forgive me, we will see how the time goes. A telephony option is always available to people who may not have internet access, or who are experiencing difficulties in accessing the service online. The DWP is also seeking to exploit new and emerging technology to keep in touch with claimants. We have introduced SMS text messaging for a number of service lines to...

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Conservative MP for East Hampshire

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

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Topics of interest

Damian Hinds campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Education
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Treasury
  • Transport
  • Health
  • Gcse
  • Higher Education: Admissions
  • A3: Hampshire
  • Departmental Internet
  • Education: Assessments

Currently held offices

  • The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions (since 15 Jul 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Exchequer Secretary (8 May 2015 to 15 Jul 2016)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (15 Jul 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Education Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 5 Nov 2012)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 17 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Damian Hinds’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 very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 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") 275 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 May 2017.


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