Guy Opperman

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Conservative MP for Hexham

@GuyOpperman https://facebook.com/guyoppermanMP

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10th June 2020 onwards

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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:

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 hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance 16 Sep 2021

    The Child Maintenance Service (CMS), introduced a Financial Investigations Unit (FIU) in April 2014. They are responsible for investigating allegations of criminal or civil activities that negatively impact the correct amount of child maintenance being calculated. The FIU deal with a variety of different cases such as, allegations of fraud when attending or supplying a DNA test and...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Child Maintenance Service 16 Sep 2021

    Since the report was published in October 2020 the Child Maintenance Service has been running at a reduced level and has been focussed on frontline activity serving our customers due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. However, we are now starting to increase that service and have introduced a Transformation Programme that will constantly review how we work and help to automate lots of processes. We...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance 16 Sep 2021

    We do not hold this information due to the complex nature of our unpaid Child Maintenance (previously known as arrears) negotiations. When arranging for unpaid Child Maintenance to be recovered, caseworkers speak to both the Paying Parent and the Receiving Parent to agree an affordable and acceptable amount for both parties.

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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
  • Treasury
  • Home Department
  • Education
  • Justice
  • Biofuels
  • Vocational Education: Hexham
  • Fuel Poverty
  • Reoffenders
  • Corporation Tax

Currently held offices

  • Member, Compensation (London Capital & Finance plc and Fraud Compensation Fund) Bill Committee (since 8 Jun 2021)
  • 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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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Sep 2021.

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)

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