Oliver Letwin MP West Dorset, Conservative, Minister for Government Policy, Cabinet Office

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Oliver Letwin

Most spoken phrases

Last updated 3rd Jun 2009

  1. Israeli settlements
  2. Northcote Road shops
  3. Dangerous dogs petition
  4. Clapham Junction tube
  5. Heathrow expansion
  6. Health services
  7. Fly tipping

This information is based on the most frequently spoken phrases by this representative.

Biography

  • Born:

    19/5/1956
  • Positions

    Opposition Spokesperson for Constitutional Affairs, Scotland and Wales 1998-99; Shadow Financial Secretary 1999-2000; Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury 2000-01; Shadow Home Secretary 2001-03; Shadow Secretary of State for Economic Affairs and Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer 2003-05; Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2005; Cabinet Office: Minister of State 2010-12, Minister for Government Policy 2012-.
  • Electoral history

    Contested Hackney North 1987 and Hampstead and Highgate 1992 general elections. Member for West Dorset since 1 May 1997 general election.
  • Party groups

    Member, Conservative Disability Group; Chairman: Conservative Policy Review 2005-10, Conservative Research Department 2005-10; Conservative Policy Forum (CDF) 2010-.

Election record for West Dorset, 05 Jun 2010

Party Percentage of votes
Conservative 47.52%
Liberal Democrat 40.69%
Labour 6.64%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Letwin, Oliver Conservative 27,287 47.52
Farrant, Sue Liberal Democrat 23,364 40.69
Bick, Steve Labour 3,815 6.64
Chisholm, Oliver UK Independence Party 2,196 3.82
Greene, Susan Green 675 1.18
Majority 3,923 votes
Electorate 76,869
Turnout (57,418) 74.7%

Registered interests

Overseas visits: 30 November-2 December 2008, to Brazil, to speak to members of the Government there about the preservation of the rainforests in the Amazon. My fare and other expenses were funded by the JMG Foundation. (Registered 18 December 2008)

Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK): Name of donor: Mr David Rowland Address of donor : private Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: ticket for me to attend the Conservative Party's Summer Party on 17 June 2009. Payment for ticket, to value of £800, made directly to the Conservative Party. Date of receipt of donation: 17 June 2009 Date of acceptance of donation: 17 June 2009 Donor status: private individual (Registered 14 July 2009)

Sponsorship or financial or material support: Susan Webb, London (personal donation) Gavin Philipps, London (personal donation) Mark Vickers, London (personal donation) Valentine Villiers, Dorchester, Dorset (personal donation) (Registered 17 December 2008) Name of donor: Ilchester Estates Donor status: Limited Liability Partnership, Companies House registration number OC300001 (Registered 12 July 2009 ) (Registered 8 July 2009 ) Name of donor: Ernst & Young Address of donor: 1 More London Place, London SE1 2AF Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: secondment of member of staff to work in the Policy Unit of the Conservative Party from 17 August 2009 to end of May 2010. Value of secondment, £50,000 Date of receipt: 17 August 2009 Date of acceptance: 4 June 2009 Andrew and Julie Wadsworth, Dorchester, Dorset (personal donation) Fiona Elder, Dorchester, Dorset (personal donation) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 Date of receipt: 26 May 2009 Date of acceptance: 23 June 2009 Donor status: company Anthony Hill, Knutsford, Cheshire (personal donation) Stewart Lang, Bristol (personal donation) Alex von Ungern-Sternberg, London (personal donation) Jeremy Elms, London (personal donation) Angus Wink, London (personal donation) Peter Thacker, London (personal donation) Sarah Wild, Dorchester, Dorset (personal donation) Stephen Froy, Minterne Beaminster, Dorset (personal donation) Emma Froy, Minterne Beaminster, Dorset (personal donation) Ariel Zeckler, Beaconsfield (personal donation) Simon Woodroffe, London (personal donation) Charles and Sarah Style, Lewes, West Sussex (personal donation) Bella Spurrier, Dorchester, Dorset (personal donation) Adam Laurie, Beaminster, Dorset (personal donation) Susanna Laurie, Beaminster, Dorset (personal donation) George Fry, Yeovil (personal donation) Robert Ackland, Truro, Cornwall (personal donation) Maggie Ackland, Truro, Cornwall (personal donation) Highland Investments Ltd, London (company donation) Jim Bartos, London (personal donation) Richard Fry, Yeovil (personal donation) Charlie Tuke, Beaminster, Dorset (personal donation) John Gardiner, London (personal donation) Anne Currell, London (personal donation) Address of donor: The Estate Office, Melbury Sampford, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 OLF A member of staff is seconded by KPMG to work in the Policy Unit of the Conservative Party, working to the Director of Policy and Research; I am Chairman of the Policy Review. A member of staff is seconded by PricewaterhouseCoopers to work in the Policy Unit of the Conservative Party, working to the Director of Policy and Research; I am Chairman of the Policy Review. (Registered 8 December 2008) A member of staff is seconded by KPMG to work on a report on Responsible Business as part of the Conservative Party's Policy Review; I am Chairman of the Policy Review. (Registered 8 December 2008) Donation to my constituency association solicited or encouraged by me from Ilchester Estates (company donation). Donations to WIN, an organisation the purpose of which is to raise funds to support the election of Conservatives in West Dorset and South Dorset constituencies, solicited or encouraged by me from:

Remunerated directorships: N.M. Rothschild & Sons Ltd, New Court, St Swithin's Lane, London EC4P 4DU (non-executive). I work for 8 hours per week at £145 per hour for NMR.

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