Oliver Dowden

The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

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Hertsmere Conservative

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

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Oliver Dowden has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 16 Jan 2018

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: One Public Estate Programme 23 Mar 2018

    The One Public Estate programme partnered with the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government in late 2017 to support the delivery of the Land Release Fund. As part of the joint programme’s expanded pre-selection criteria, we request that local authorities provide information on land released since 2015, beyond that recorded through One Public Estate projects. Successful...
  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Public Sector: Blockchain 23 Mar 2018

    Government is researching potential use cases, and engaging with suppliers about the best use of blockchain technologies with a view of how it might drive efficiencies and support transformation. This research is led by individual departments in line with their specific needs.
  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Procurement 23 Mar 2018

    The use of payroll companies is an internal matter for private sector suppliers. Such information is not held by Government.

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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
  • Green Belt
  • Shops: Wheelchairs
  • Kamal Foroughi

Currently held offices

  • The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office (since 9 Jan 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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 26 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Oliver Dowden’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 19 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 95.49% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below 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.
  • 61 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Oliver Dowden’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 66 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 19 Mar 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
From 22 July 2015 until 9 January 2018, adviser to Caxton Europe Asset Management Ltd. I provided ad hoc advice and analysis on UK and international policy and political developments and was paid £2,500 gross every month for an expected commitment of 8-10 hours. (Registered 23 July 2015; updated 12 January 2018)
From 1 July 2017 until 9 January 2018, adviser to the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE), Heron House, 10 Dean Farrar St, London SW1H 0DX. I provided ad hoc advice, particularly on policy and political issues and was paid £1,500 gross every month for an expected commitment of 8-10 hours. (Registered 12 July 2017; updated 12 January 2018)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Sir Mike Davis
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: individual

(Registered 05 July 2017)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Indian High Commission
Address of donor: India House, Aldwych, London WC2B 4NA

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): flights costing £2,500; accommodation and hospitality valued at £1,500; £4,000 in total

Destination of visit: New Delhi

Dates of visit: 12-18 February 2017

Purpose of visit: Indo-British APPG familiarisation visit to India. To develop understanding of Indian policy aims and meet key decision makers in the Indian government and business.

(Registered 06 March 2017)
8. Miscellaneous
From 7 July 2016 until 9 January 2018, a trustee to Law Family Education Trust (unpaid). (Registered 29 July 2017; updated 12 January 2018)
From 7 July 2016, a patron of the Peace Hospice, Watford (unpaid). (Registered 29 July 2016)
From 7 July 2016 until 9 January 2018, a member of the Board of the Japan 21st Century Group (unpaid). (Registered 29 July 2017; updated 17 January 2018)

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

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