A selection of Oliver Dowden's votes
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Consistently voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
23 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2015–2016
Consistently voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
2 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2016–2017
Consistently voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
4 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2015–2016
Consistently voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
0 votes for, 8 votes against, between 2015–2016
Generally voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2016
Generally voted against more EU integration Show votes
4 votes for, 16 votes against, 3 absences, between 2016–2017
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While seeking to protect and enhance workers’ rights, will the Prime Minister also seize the opportunity afforded by leaving the European Union for greater sectoral deregulation so that businesses are able to create wealth and prosperity, which we all need and upon which our public services ultimately rely?
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when his Department and the Ministry of Defence plan to hold the next two plus two meeting with the foreign and defence ministers of Japan.
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Former Conservative MP for Hertsmere
Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
Topics of interest
Oliver Dowden campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department for Communities and Local Government
- Department for Transport
- Department of Health
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Department for Business
- Innovation and Skills
- Railways: Elstree
- Railways: Radlett
- Green Belt
- Mental Health Services: Children and Young People
- Hospitals: Discharges
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 32 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 87.37% 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.
- 62 people are tracking this MP
- 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: 2 May 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: 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
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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