Guy Opperman

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Conservative MP for Hexham

@GuyOpperman https://facebook.com/guyoppermanMP

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs have been less able to vote in Parliament, and this will be reflected in their voting record.

Show more detail
11th May to 2nd June 2020

All MPs could vote remotely through an online voting tool. Votes cast remotely are shown as normal on the TheyWorkForYou voting record.

2nd to 9th June 2020

The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.

10th June 2020 onwards

The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.

If an MP votes by proxy, it is effectively exactly the same as if they cast the vote in person and it shows up on their TheyWorkForYou voting record.

MPs are not required to designate a proxy, and may instead pair with an opposing MP to miss a vote. Parliament does not record when two MPs have come to a pairing arrangement, so on TheyWorkForYou, they will both appear to have been absent for the vote.

We will update this information if the situation changes. See more detail on votes during the COVID-19 period here.

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

We have lots more plain English analysis of Guy Opperman’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Guy Opperman’s full vote analysis page for more.

Guy Opperman has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Financial Services: Advisory Services 17 Sep 2020

    The Government is committed to working closely with industry, regulators and pension scheme providers to help identify and prevent scams, it is working with Project Bloom, the Pension Regulator led taskforce, to stop scams and co-ordinate action against offenders. Through Project Bloom, DWP works with other government departments, regulators, enforcement agencies and the pensions industry...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Pensions: Fraud 17 Sep 2020

    Through Project Bloom, DWP works with other government departments, regulators, enforcement agencies and the pensions industry to monitor the evolution of scam typology and respond with a collective and coordinated response. Project Bloom is examining the range of measures that all agencies including providers and financial professionals could take to help prevent scams. DWP consistently...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Pensions: Fraud 17 Sep 2020

    Through Project Bloom, DWP works with other government departments, regulators, enforcement agencies and the pensions industry to monitor the evolution of scam typology and respond with a collective and coordinated response. Project Bloom is examining the range of measures that all agencies including providers and financial professionals could take to help prevent scams. At the onset of the...

More of Guy Opperman’s recent appearances

RSS feed (?)

Profile

Conservative MP for Hexham

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

Social Media

Expenses

Topics of interest

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

  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Treasury
  • Home Department
  • Justice
  • Education
  • Vocational Education: Hexham
  • Fuel Poverty
  • Biofuels
  • Reoffenders
  • Crime: Statistics

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

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Sep 2020.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Mr Gary Lydiate
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 in total, donated to Northumberland Conservatives

Donor status: individual

(Registered 30 October 2019)
Name of donor: Knarsdale Estates Limited
Address of donor: 1 Silk Street, London EC2Y 8HQ

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £7,000 in total, donated to Northumberland Conservatives.

Donor status: company, registration 08670512

(Registered 30 October 2019)
Name of donor: MECM Limited
Address of donor: c/o Hackwood Secretaries Limited, 1 Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8HQ

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £7,000 in total, donated to Northumberland Conservatives.

Donor status: company, registration 03144922

(Registered 30 October 2019)
Name of donor: John Raglan
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: individual

(Registered 19 December 2019)
Name of donor: Sir Michael Darrington
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: individual

(Registered 19 December 2019)
Name of donor: Fiona Raglan
Address of donor: private

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

Donor status: individual

(Registered 06 January 2020)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
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)

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

More about the register

Note for journalists and researchers: The data on this page may be used freely, on condition that TheyWorkForYou.com is cited as the source.

This data was produced by TheyWorkForYou from a variety of sources. Voting information from Public Whip.

Profile photo: © Parliament (CC-BY 3.0)