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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:
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On 8 April, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced a £750 million funding package for the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector. I wish to set out to the House the details of how £90 million from this package will be allocated. We are all aware of the vital role that the VCSE sector plays in our society, and this has especially been the case in the past few months....
The hon. Lady raised a large number of questions and I will address as many as I can. The hon. Lady asked when the Bill will be brought back. I do not know if she was listening to my statement, but I said that would be in the autumn and that remains the case. Will we publish the security advice? Yes, we will publish a summary of the security advice; that will contain the essence of it. She...
My hon. Friend’s point is absolutely right: how do we ensure that this is future-proofed? The first thing that we have said throughout all this is that we will depend on advice from the NCSC and keep our security situation under review. In terms of the irreversibility of the decision to remove Huawei from the 5G network, first, it will be in the Bill, so it will be set out in statute....
Conservative MP for Hertsmere
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Oliver Dowden campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 10 Aug 2020.