Oliver Dowden

MP, Hertsmere

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 consistently 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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Last updated: 22 Feb 2017

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Home Office: Antisemitism 23 Mar 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to improve the (a) security and (b) funding for security at synagogues and Jewish schools.
  • Iran’s Influence in the Middle East — [Mr David Nuttall in the Chair] 22 Mar 2017

    Mr Foroughi’s son is a constituent of mine. Many Members have raised his case, and I thank them for doing so. There is near unanimity among Members of this House that Mr Foroughi’s father should be released. Surely that would be a sign of Iran’s engagement with the international community, particularly given that he has already served more than half his sentence, and so...

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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
  • Department for Transport
  • Department of Health
  • Department for Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Railways: Elstree
  • Railways: Radlett
  • Green Belt
  • Mental Health Services: Children and Young People
  • Hospitals: Discharges

Currently held offices

  • Member, Petitions Committee (since 20 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 31 Oct 2016)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 35 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Oliver Dowden’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 14 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 87.06% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 39 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Mar 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
From 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017, adviser to the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE), Heron House, 10 Dean Farrar St, London SW1H 0DX. I will provide ad hoc advice, particularly on policy and political issues. Paid £1,500 gross every month for an expected commitment of 8-10 hours. (Registered 22 July 2015; updated 19 July 2016)
From 22 July 2015, adviser to Caxton Europe Asset Management Ltd. I expect to provide ad hoc advice and analysis on UK and international policy and political developments and to be paid £2,500 gross every month for an expected commitment of 8-10 hours. (Registered 23 July 2015)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Address of donor: 2-2-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8919, Japan

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation and subsistence with a value of £10,867

Destination of visit: Japan

Date of visit: 13-20 February 2016

Purpose of visit: to gain a greater insight into Japanese affairs in fields including technology, cars, defence, foreign affairs and education.

(Registered 21 March 2016)
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, a trustee to Law Family Education Trust (unpaid). (Registered 29 July 2016)
From 7 July 2016, a patron of the Peace Hospice, Watford (unpaid). (Registered 29 July 2016)
7 July 2016, a member of the Board of the Japan 21st Century Group (unpaid). (Registered 29 July 2016)

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