Guy Opperman

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Conservative MP for Hexham

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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: 5 Feb 2019

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Pensioners: Poverty 14 Feb 2019

    The Government is committed to action that helps to alleviate levels of pensioner poverty. In 2018/19 we will spend £121.5 billion on benefits for pensioners, including £97 billion on the State Pension for this year. Between 2010 and 2018, we will have increased the basic State Pension by £1,450 a year. In the early 1970s roughly 40% of pensioners were in poverty. Relative poverty after...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Pension Credit 12 Feb 2019

    Holding answer received on 08 February 2019 The Welfare Reform Act 2012 amended entitlement conditions for Pension Credit so as to require both members of a couple to have reached the qualifying age for Pension Credit before the couple can be entitled to it. The change will not affect mixed age couples who are entitled to Pension Credit and/or pension age Housing Benefit...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Pension Credit 12 Feb 2019

    The Government’s reforms to the welfare system are designed to support those who need it and help people into work. We have reduced pensioner poverty to close to historically low levels and the triple lock on the State Pension has helped lift the incomes of millions of pensioners. Since 2010, we have increased the annual level of the basic State Pension by £1,450. In 2018/19 we will spend...

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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 19 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 89.79% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 144 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Guy Opperman’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 310 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 4 Feb 2019.

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 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)
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: £5000 in total; sponsorship of my Christmas Card competition for primary and first schools, and printing and delivery thereafter

Date of receipt: 26 November 2018

Date of acceptance: 30 November 2018

Donor status: company, registration 00640876

(Registered 30 November 2018)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Sky UK Ltd
Address of donor: Grant Way, Isleworth TW7 5QD

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Ticket to the Ryder Cup Golf practice day and day 1, plus hospitality, and accommodation in Paris, total value £2,000

Destination of visit: Paris

Dates of visit: 27-29 September 2018

Purpose of visit: To attend the Ryder Cup.

(Registered 01 November 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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