Oliver Dowden

Minister without Portfolio

Conservative MP for Hertsmere


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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.

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Last updated: 12 Oct 2020. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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

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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
  • Home Office
  • Department for Transport
  • Railways: Elstree
  • Railways: Radlett
  • Shops: Wheelchairs
  • Green Belt
  • South Korea: Dogs

Currently held offices

  • Minister without Portfolio (since 16 Sep 2021)
  • Co-Chair, Conservative Party (since 15 Sep 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (13 Feb 2020 to 15 Sep 2021)
  • Paymaster General (HM Treasury) (24 Jul 2019 to 13 Feb 2020)
  • Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (24 Jul 2019 to 13 Feb 2020)
  • The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office (9 Jan 2018 to 24 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Petitions Committee (20 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 31 Oct 2016)

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 16 May 2022.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Howard Leigh, Baron Leigh of Hurley
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets (£135 each) with hospitality (£85 per head) for Henley Festival, total value £440

Date received: 18 September 2021

Date accepted: 18 September 2021

Donor status: individual

(Registered 26 October 2021)
Name of donor: Ambassador Theatre Group
Address of donor: 115 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8AF

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Eight tickets (four for each show) for parts one and two of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child Theatre Show, total value £640

Date received: 17 April 2022

Date accepted: 17 April 2022

Donor status: company, registration 2671052

(Registered 04 May 2022)
8. Miscellaneous
From 7 July 2016, a patron of the Peace Hospice, Watford (unpaid). (Registered 29 July 2016)
From 15 September 2021, Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party (salaried). (Registered 19 October 2021)

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