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 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

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Guy Opperman has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 12 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: Females 19 Sep 2018

    We have interpreted this as a request for information about the total number of live complaints currently being considered by the Independent Case Examiner’s Office, from women born in the 1950s regarding changes to State Pension age. As at the 11 September 2018, the Independent Case Examiner’s Office had 3,214 such complaints under consideration, at various stages of its process.
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions 13 Sep 2018

    Reforms to the State Pension were recommended by the Pensions Commission in 2005, which was set up under the then Labour Government. These recommendations were taken forward in the design of the new State Pension by the coalition Government. Since 2014, the Department for Work and Pensions has carried out a comprehensive communication campaign to bring the new State Pension to...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: State Retirement Pensions: Females 13 Sep 2018

    Successive Governments have taken care to give proper consideration to the impact of the proposals made in the Pensions Acts of 1995, 2007 and 2011, which each made changes to the State Pension age that affected women born in the 1950s. The exact form of the assessments has changed over time as the requirements on Government to carry out standardised impact assessments have changed. The...

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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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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 24 debates in the last year — 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 89.54% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 289 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Sep 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
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: Fergusons Blyth Ltd
Address of donor: Northumberland Business Park West, Cramlington, Northumberland, NE23 7RH

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500 in total; sponsorship of my Christmas Card competition for primary and first schools, and delivery thereafter

Date of receipt: 30 November 2017

Date of acceptance: 30 November 2017

Donor status: company, registration 00640876

(Registered 13 December 2017)
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 of 7,397 copies of my Energy Guide at a cost of £2,415.60

Date received: 5 January 2018

Date accepted: 5 January 2018

Donor status: company, registration 00303703

(Registered 07 February 2018)
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: distribution of my Energy Guide at a cost of £1,914.64

Date received: 25 January 2018

Date accepted: 25 January 2018

Donor status: company, registration 00303703

(Registered 07 February 2018)
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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