Oliver Dowden

The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

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.

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

We have lots more plain English analysis of Oliver Dowden’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Oliver Dowden’s full vote analysis page for more.

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

Recent appearances

  • Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Community Match Challenge 20 Jul 2020

    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....
  • UK Telecommunications 14 Jul 2020

    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...
  • UK Telecommunications 14 Jul 2020

    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....

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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
  • Green Belt
  • Shops: Wheelchairs
  • Hospitals: Discharges

Currently held offices

  • The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (since 13 Feb 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Aug 2020.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Sir Michael Davis
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: individual

(Registered 09 January 2020)
Name of donor: South Hertfordshire Business Club
Address of donor: Vision House (Office 3), Station Road, Borehamwood, WD6 1DE.

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 12 February 2020)
8. Miscellaneous
From 7 July 2016, a patron of the Peace Hospice, Watford (unpaid). (Registered 29 July 2016)

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