Oliver Letwin

Independent - Former Member for West Dorset

Oliver Letwin is not a member of any APPGs
3 Former APPG memberships
Air Ambulances, Prescribed Drug Dependence, Thalidomide
Minister for Government Policy and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
15th Jul 2014 - 14th Jul 2016
Minister for Government Policy (Cabinet Office)
12th May 2010 - 15th Jul 2014
Shadow Minister without Portfolio
8th Dec 2005 - 6th May 2010
Shadow Secretary of State (Environment)
10th May 2005 - 8th Dec 2005
Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
10th Nov 2003 - 10th May 2005
Shadow Secretary of State (Home Office)
1st Sep 2001 - 10th Nov 2003
Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury
26th Sep 2000 - 18th Sep 2001
Shadow Financial Secretary
23rd Jul 1999 - 10th Jan 2000
Opposition Spokesperson (Constitutional Affairs, Scotland and Wales)
1st Jul 1998 - 23rd Jul 1999


Division Voting information

Oliver Letwin has voted in 2331 divisions, and 55 times against the majority of their Party.

3 Sep 2019 - European Union (Withdrawal) - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 20 Conservative Aye votes vs 286 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 328 Noes - 301
18 Jul 2019 - Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 17 Conservative Aye votes vs 262 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 315 Noes - 274
18 Jul 2019 - Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 16 Conservative No votes vs 262 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 273 Noes - 315
9 Jul 2019 - Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 7 Conservative Aye votes vs 280 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 294 Noes - 293
9 Jul 2019 - Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 9 Conservative Aye votes vs 279 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 289 Noes - 292
9 Jul 2019 - Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 9 Conservative Aye votes vs 281 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 289 Noes - 293
12 Jun 2019 - Leaving the EU: Business of the House - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 10 Conservative Aye votes vs 289 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 298 Noes - 309
3 Apr 2019 - Business of the House - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 14 Conservative Aye votes vs 289 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 310 Noes - 310
3 Apr 2019 - Business of the House - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 14 Conservative Aye votes vs 291 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 312 Noes - 311
3 Apr 2019 - European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 14 Conservative Aye votes vs 291 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 315 Noes - 310
3 Apr 2019 - European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 15 Conservative No votes vs 287 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 304 Noes - 313
3 Apr 2019 - European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 91 Conservative No votes vs 212 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 220 Noes - 400
3 Apr 2019 - European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 5) Bill - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 14 Conservative Aye votes vs 290 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 313 Noes - 312
1 Apr 2019 - Business of the House - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 28 Conservative Aye votes vs 264 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 322 Noes - 277
1 Apr 2019 - EU: Withdrawal and Future Relationship (Votes) - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 36 Conservative Aye votes vs 236 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 273 Noes - 276
1 Apr 2019 - EU: Withdrawal and Future Relationship (Votes) - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 32 Conservative Aye votes vs 228 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 261 Noes - 282
27 Mar 2019 - Business of the House - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 33 Conservative Aye votes vs 272 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 331 Noes - 287
27 Mar 2019 - EU: Withdrawal and Future Relationship Votes - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 94 Conservative No votes vs 157 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 160 Noes - 400
27 Mar 2019 - EU: Withdrawal and Future Relationship Votes - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 37 Conservative Aye votes vs 225 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 188 Noes - 283
27 Mar 2019 - EU: Withdrawal and Future Relationship Votes - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 59 Conservative Aye votes vs 200 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 65 Noes - 377
27 Mar 2019 - EU: Withdrawal and Future Relationship Votes - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 34 Conservative Aye votes vs 234 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 264 Noes - 272
27 Mar 2019 - EU: Withdrawal and Future Relationship Votes - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 122 Conservative No votes vs 126 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 139 Noes - 422
25 Mar 2019 - European Union (Withdrawal) Act - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 30 Conservative Aye votes vs 281 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 329 Noes - 302
25 Mar 2019 - European Union (Withdrawal) Act - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 15 Conservative Aye votes vs 294 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 311 Noes - 314
25 Mar 2019 - European Union (Withdrawal) Act - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 28 Conservative Aye votes vs 280 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 327 Noes - 300
14 Mar 2019 - UK’s Withdrawal from the European Union - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 16 Conservative Aye votes vs 294 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 311 Noes - 314
14 Mar 2019 - UK’s Withdrawal from the European Union - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 15 Conservative Aye votes vs 294 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 312 Noes - 314
14 Mar 2019 - UK’s Withdrawal from the European Union - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 112 Conservative Aye votes vs 188 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 412 Noes - 202
13 Mar 2019 - UK’s Withdrawal from the European Union - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 66 Conservative No votes vs 149 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 164 Noes - 374
13 Mar 2019 - UK’s Withdrawal from the European Union - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 17 Conservative Aye votes vs 265 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 321 Noes - 278
29 Jan 2019 - European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 15 Conservative Aye votes vs 294 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 301 Noes - 321
29 Jan 2019 - European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 17 Conservative Aye votes vs 294 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 298 Noes - 321
29 Jan 2019 - European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 12 Conservative Aye votes vs 296 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 290 Noes - 322
29 Jan 2019 - European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 17 Conservative Aye votes vs 295 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 318 Noes - 310
9 Jan 2019 - BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE (SECTION 13(1)(b) OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (WITHDRAWAL) ACT 2018) (NO. 2) - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 17 Conservative Aye votes vs 285 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 308 Noes - 297
8 Jan 2019 - Finance (No. 3) Bill - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 20 Conservative Aye votes vs 282 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 303 Noes - 296
4 Dec 2018 - Business of the House (European Union (Withdrawal) Act) - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 25 Conservative Aye votes vs 282 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 321 Noes - 299
21 May 2013 - Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 124 Conservative Aye votes vs 134 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 366 Noes - 161
20 May 2013 - Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 99 Conservative No votes vs 121 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 150 Noes - 340
20 May 2013 - Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 92 Conservative No votes vs 126 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 163 Noes - 321
5 Feb 2013 - Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 131 Conservative Aye votes vs 139 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 400 Noes - 175
11 Jul 2012 - Sittings of the House - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 93 Conservative Aye votes vs 139 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 267 Noes - 233
2 Mar 2009 - Political Parties and Elections Bill - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 24 Conservative No votes vs 65 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 235 Noes - 176
22 Oct 2008 - Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [Lords] - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 51 Conservative No votes vs 93 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 215 Noes - 299
22 Oct 2008 - Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [Lords] - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 46 Conservative Aye votes vs 82 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 355 Noes - 129
3 Jul 2008 - Members’ Salaries - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 35 Conservative No votes vs 46 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 155 Noes - 196
3 Jul 2008 - Members’ Salaries - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 34 Conservative No votes vs 46 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 141 Noes - 216
3 Jul 2008 - Members’ Salaries - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 37 Conservative No votes vs 42 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 123 Noes - 224
20 May 2008 - Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [Lords] - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 12 Conservative No votes vs 139 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 222 Noes - 290
19 May 2008 - Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [Lords] - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 30 Conservative No votes vs 98 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 149 Noes - 318
19 May 2008 - Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [Lords] - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 60 Conservative No votes vs 79 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 163 Noes - 342
19 May 2008 - Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [Lords] - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 33 Conservative No votes vs 103 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 200 Noes - 293
12 May 2008 - Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 34 Conservative Aye votes vs 44 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 340 Noes - 78
19 Mar 2007 - UK Borders Bill - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 28 Conservative Aye votes vs 81 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 310 Noes - 100
7 Mar 2007 - House of Lords Reform - View Vote Context
Oliver Letwin voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 75 Conservative Aye votes vs 96 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 305 Noes - 267
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Sparring Partners
John Hayes (Conservative)
(49 debate interactions)
John Bercow (Speaker)
(39 debate interactions)
Dominic Grieve (Independent)
(32 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Cabinet Office
(298 debate contributions)
Department for Transport
(99 debate contributions)
Leader of the House
(90 debate contributions)
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Latest EDMs signed by Oliver Letwin

24th October 2019
Oliver Letwin signed this EDM on Monday 28th October 2019

Timetable for the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill

Tabled by: Lord Field of Birkenhead (Crossbench - Birkenhead)
That this House calls on the Government, if it is granted a flexible extension to Article 50 by the European Union, to work to a 14-day timetable for passing the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill, and to bring to an immediate end the flexible extension as soon as the Bill …
14 signatures
(Most recent: 29 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 7
Independent: 3
Conservative: 3
Crossbench: 1
19th June 2019
Oliver Letwin signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 19th June 2019

PROCUREMENT OF ECO-FRIENDLY MENSTRUAL PRODUCTS TO END PERIOD POVERTY IN SCHOOLS

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this house welcomes the Government's announcement of period poverty funding which will fight stigma around menstruation and provide free period products in primary and secondary schools across England; notes that 4.3 billion disposable menstrual products are used in the UK every year and an estimated 2.5 million tampons and …
67 signatures
(Most recent: 3 Oct 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 33
Scottish National Party: 11
Liberal Democrat: 10
Independent: 5
Conservative: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Crossbench: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
The Independent Group for Change: 1
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Oliver Letwin, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.


Oliver Letwin has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Oliver Letwin has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

2 Bills introduced by Oliver Letwin

Introduced: 3rd February 2014

A bill to make provision for the reduction of burdens resulting from legislation for businesses or other organisations or for individuals; make provision for the repeal of legislation which no longer has practical use; make provision about the exercise of regulatory functions; and for connected purposes.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 26th March 2015 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 3rd February 2014

A bill to make provision for the reduction of burdens resulting from legislation for businesses or other organisations or for individuals; make provision for the repeal of legislation which no longer has practical use; make provision about the exercise of regulatory functions; and for connected purposes.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 26th March 2015 and was enacted into law.


1 Written Question

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
21st May 2019
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many diplomatic staff employed by his Department on matters relating to (a) India and (b) China are stationed in (i) London, (ii) India and (iii) China.

In London as at 30 April 2019, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has 20-39 FCO diplomatic staff that work within South Asia and Afghanistan Directorate (SAAD) which includes India, and 40-59 diplomatic staff that work within Asia Pacific Directorate (APD), including China. This does not include home civil servants. We are unable to offer numbers working on inividual countries within these Directorates. In addition, there are officers in other areas of the FCO whose work relates to China or India but we do not hold this level of detail on our central Human resources management systems.

The Her Majesty's Government networks in India and mainland China are two of the largest in the world. There are nearly 700 UK government staff nationwide in China and around 1,000 UK government staff in India, in both cases representing a number of British government departments.