Guy Opperman

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Conservative MP for Hexham

@GuyOpperman

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: 19 Dec 2018

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Plumbing and Mechanical Services (UK) Industry Pension Scheme 21 Jan 2019

    The Secretary of State has had no discussions with Plumbing Pensions (UK) Ltd. However, DWP officials have met and continue to engage with the trustees from the scheme and employer representatives. The Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion has met with a number of Employer representatives on this issue. Since 2005 when this area of legislation was strengthened, this particular...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit 21 Jan 2019

    This change means that the same work incentives apply to the younger partner as apply to other people of the same age, and that taxpayer support is directed where it is needed most. The difference between the levels of financial support in Universal Credit as compared to Pension Credit and pension-age Housing Benefit, will depend on individual circumstances. The differences reflect the role...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Occupational Pensions Scheme Review 17 Jan 2019

    The landscape of survivor benefits has changed significantly since the publication of the Review, not least because of the Walker judgement. Government will respond to the Review of Survivor Benefits in Occupational Pension Schemes when the assessment of the full implications of the judgement is complete.

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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 18 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 89.86% 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.
  • 143 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Guy Opperman’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 301 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Jan 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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