Caroline Dinenage

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Gosport Conservative

Caroline Dinenage’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Caroline Dinenage sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Caroline Dinenage consistently voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Caroline Dinenage has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 4 Dec 2017

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Local Housing Allowance 13 Dec 2017

    There have been no amendments to any Broad Rental Market Areas (BRMAs) in the past five years. BRMAs are geographical areas used for the purposes of setting Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates in the private rented sector. Whilst Rent Officers are able to review these areas, any changes to the BRMA boundaries must be referred to the Secretary of State for approval, as laid down in the Rent...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit: Refuges 12 Dec 2017

    The new short-term supported housing funding model, which is currently out for consultation, removes rental liability from Housing Benefit and Universal Credit claimants living in short term accommodation from 2020. Instead rent and eligible service charges will be directly funded by local authorities, through a ring-fenced grant. The current mechanism for funding support costs via local...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Travellers: Children 12 Dec 2017

    Department for Work and Pensions officials are instructed to share personal data with local authorities where the welfare or safeguarding of vulnerable people including children is concerned, in accordance with the law. Officials will carefully consider departmental guidance and their duty of confidentiality to customers when responding to any request.

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Conservative MP for Gosport

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

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Topics of interest

Caroline Dinenage campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Defence
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Education
  • Health
  • Work and Pensions
  • Basic Skills
  • Armed Forces: Housing
  • Home Education
  • HMS Sultan
  • Gibraltar: Spain

Currently held offices

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (since 14 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education (17 Jul 2016 to 14 Jun 2017)
  • Minister for Equalities (Department for Education) (8 May 2015 to 17 Jul 2016)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice (8 May 2015 to 17 Jul 2016)
  • Member, Business, Innovation and Skills Committee (5 Nov 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Science and Technology Committee (Commons) (27 Feb 2012 to 4 Feb 2013)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 23 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Caroline Dinenage’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 94.03% 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 — above 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.
  • 115 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Caroline Dinenage’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 213 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 27 Nov 2017.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Palmer Capital
Address of donor: Sutton Park House, Guildford GU4 7QL

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Date received: 2 May 2017

Date accepted: 10 May 2017

Donor status: company, registration 00321025

(Registered 28 June 2017)
Name of donor: Nigel Adams
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Date received: 18 May 2017

Date accepted: 30 May 2017

Donor status: individual

(Registered 28 June 2017)

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