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: 12 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Electronic Government: Proof of Identity 13 Nov 2018

    Our understanding is that this is a request to know the cost of creating digital identities that are used to verify an individual. Users do not pay to verify their identity. It is the private sector that creates digital identity accounts that are then consumed by government services. The costs incurred by these private sector companies, that vary depending on the type of digital identity...
  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Sikhs 12 Nov 2018

    The Civil Service records data across a range of characteristics - at present, Sikh is recorded as a religion but not an ethnic group. Departments are advised to collect ethnicity, national identity and religion data in line with the GSS Harmonisation Principles to ensure consistency of workforce reporting across departments.
  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Digital Technology 12 Nov 2018

    The Common Technology Services programme has spent £28.4m to the end of September 2018. Over the last 3 years, the programme has: supported government departments in obtaining cheaper alternatives to large technological contracts; has delivered a technology template to implement shared technology in multi-tenancy buildings, successfully completing its implementation in the first of...

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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)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 17 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Oliver Dowden’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 8 written questions in the last year — below 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 93.75% 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 87 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 29 Oct 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: South Hertfordshire Business Club
Address of donor: 10, John Maxwell Building, Elstree Studios, Shenley Road, Borehamwood WD16 1JG

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £15,000 donated to my constituency association

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 21 March 2018)
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)

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