Guy Opperman

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

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Hexham Conservative

Guy Opperman’s voting in Parliament

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

However, Guy Opperman sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Guy Opperman consistently voted for allowing terminally ill people to be given assistance to end their life, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes
  • Guy Opperman consistently voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Last updated: 4 Dec 2017

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad 11 Dec 2017

    The UK State Pension is a contributory based pension payable worldwide, without regard to nationality, to those who meet the eligibility criteria. But it is uprated abroad only where there is a legal requirement to do so - for example, where UK State Pension recipients are living within the European Economic Area, Switzerland and Gibraltar or in countries where there is a reciprocal agreement...
  • Prison Reform and Safety: Financial Inclusion 7 Dec 2017

    It is a great pleasure to speak on behalf of the Government on the key issue of financial inclusion and the single financial guidance body, which we hope to bring before the House in the new year. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Horsham (Jeremy Quin) for calling the debate and for the contribution he made as a step-in member of the Financial Inclusion Commission, following in the...
  • Prison Reform and Safety: Financial Inclusion 7 Dec 2017

    It is interesting that my hon. Friend raises that point, because it was specifically addressed by their lordships in some detail. He will be aware that the new financial guidance body will simplify the existing public financial guidance landscape, making it easier for all people to access information and guidance. Let me briefly address the statutory objectives and functions, because I think...

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Conservative MP for Hexham

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

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Topics of interest

Guy Opperman campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Justice
  • Education
  • Fuel Poverty
  • Vocational Education: Hexham
  • Biofuels
  • Identity Cards
  • Prisons: Smoking

Currently held offices

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

Other offices held in the past

  • Government Whip (17 Jul 2016 to 14 Jun 2017)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (13 May 2015 to 17 Jul 2016)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 10 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Guy Opperman’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 medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 93.33% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 3 annotations 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.
  • 161 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Guy Opperman’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 272 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 27 Nov 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
On 1 December 2016, I gave the keynote speech at the Guildhall dinner of the Financial Services Forum, of 251 Pentonville Rd, Kings Cross, London N1 9NG. This was unpaid but my partner and I received two complimentary dinner tickets, with a total market value of £700. Hours: approx. 2.5 hrs including preparation. (Registered 18 January 2017)
3 February 2017, received £1,500 from Sherrington SILP of 66 Chorley Street, Bolton, Lancashire BL1 4AL, for legal services provided between August 2005 and November 2008. Hours: none since my election. (Registered 15 March 2017)
29 June 2017, received £200 plus VAT from Shoosmiths, Quantum House, Basing View, Basingstoke RG21 4EX, for legal services provided on 15 May 2009. Hours: none since my election. (Registered 30 August 2017)
12 October 2017, I received £1,293.75, plus VAT, from Seymours Solicitors of 79 Goldstone Crescent, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 6LS, for legal services provided in March 2010. (Registered 20 October 2017)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Calor Gas Ltd
Address of donor: Athena House, Athena Drive, Tachbrook Park, Warwick, CV34 6RL

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: printing 17,000 copies of booklet on how to save on energy bills, value £3,753; distribution in my constituency, value £600.12, and postage to outlying areas, value £184.80; £4,537.92 in total

Date of receipt: 2-9 November 2016

Date of acceptance: 2-9 November 2016

Donor status: company, registration 00303703

(Registered 09 November 2016)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: The Financial Services Forum
Address of donor: 251 Pentonville Rd, Kings Cross, London N1 9NG

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): accommodation, transfer and board with a value of £517.88

Destination of visit: St Paul de Vence, France

Date of visit: 18-20 September 2016

Purpose of visit: The FS Forum European Executive Summit.

(Registered 14 November 2016)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
From 28 January 2016, a director of Tynedale Community Ventures Ltd; a company supporting social enterprise. This company is being wound up. (Registered 22 March 2016; updated 15 March 2017)
8. Miscellaneous
Barrister; non-practising since 5 May 2010. (Updated 20 August 2013)
Investment of start up capital in Atom Bank, currently registered as Crossco 1337 plc. (Registered 13 May 2014)
Co-founder and supporter of Policy North UK, a cross party web based think tank registered at SGP Technology Group Limited, Riverside House, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE15 8NY. I am unpaid. (Registered 15 March 2017)

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