Oliver Dowden

Paymaster General (HM Treasury)

Conservative MP for Hertsmere


Oliver Dowden’s voting in Parliament

Oliver Dowden is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Oliver Dowden sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Oliver Dowden voted for requiring pub companies to offer pub landlords rent-only leases, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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

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

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Office for Tackling Injustices 8 Oct 2019

    We are considering how best to take forward this work in the light of the new Government’s domestic priorities and will provide an update in due course.
  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Democracy: Subversion 7 Oct 2019

    For National Security Vetting purposes, Government policy does not define the terms ‘overthrowing’ or ‘undermining’ in any manner more explicit than the terms already indicate. The question asked of vetting candidates refers to ‘political, industrial or violent means’ and this offers context for prospective candidates to understand what types of activities are being referred to....
  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: *No heading* 7 Oct 2019

    The National Risk Register of Civil Emergencies (NRR) is the public-facing version of the National Security Risk Assessment (NSRA), a classified assessment of the key risks that could potentially damage the safety or security of the UK or our interests, both domestically and overseas, in the next two years. Both the malicious and non-malicious risks included in the NSRA are based on...

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Conservative MP for Hertsmere

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election

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Topics of interest

Oliver Dowden campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Department for Communities and Local Government
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Department of Health
  • Department for Transport
  • Home Office
  • Railways: Elstree
  • Railways: Radlett
  • Shops: Wheelchairs
  • Green Belt
  • Children: Day Care

Currently held offices

  • Paymaster General (HM Treasury) (since 24 Jul 2019)
  • Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (since 24 Jul 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office (9 Jan 2018 to 24 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Petitions Committee (20 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 31 Oct 2016)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Oliver Dowden’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 92.38% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 110 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Sep 2019.

8. Miscellaneous
From 7 July 2016, a patron of the Peace Hospice, Watford (unpaid). (Registered 29 July 2016)

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